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The Weekend Desk Report

The Weekend Desk Report has been held together with this stuff for years.

Market Update
According to the USDA, this year has provided a brutal season for corn. Fortunately, it's also been a historically strong season for pure, unadulterated cheese.

Fall Previews
Sadly for the many fine talents involved, the economics of treating American viewers like complete idiots is about to change dramatically.

Mix And Match
Boring white guy Mitt Romney announced his pick for running mate this weekend, having used the popular Boring White Guys Who Look Most Like You app to narrow his search. Analysts suggest the lesser-known Boring White Guys Who Think Most Like You app may have been a better fit here.

Your Brain Is A Muscle
Apparently in Romney's world, when the phone rings at three in the morning, the president should be drunk on the couch, watching late-night TV with his credit card at the ready.

Not So Hastings . . .
Finally this week, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has pledged his support for Facebook by purchasing $1 million of the company's troubled stock. Hasting has said he expects the stock to split soon, unless of course that starts to look like a colossal mistake.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Colossal.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "In part one of our series 1977: The Year Punk Broke, Jim and Greg explore the punk explosion in the U.K. with music writer Jon Savage. Later in the show, they review Researching the Blues, the new album from California rockers Redd Kross."

The CAN TV Weekend Viewing Report: CAN TV brings you local, relevant issues from Chicago's neighborhoods and communities. See what's happening around the city in education, the arts, government, cultural events, social services and community activities.

Northwest Mental Healthcare Clinic Vigil


Members of Occupy Chicago and former patients of a recently-closed mental health clinic hold a 24-hour vigil outside the facility, calling for Mayor Emanuel to reopen mental health centers across the city.

Saturday, August 11 at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


Green, Gorgeous And All Yours: Building A Custom Green Home


Lisa Elkins of 2 Point Perspective provides tips and resources for building a green home or remodeling an existing one to make it more eco-friendly.

Watch Online.

Sunday, August 12 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Chicago-Area Arts Needs Study: Charting New Paths With Innovative Collaboration


Researchers present a new study identifying the shared needs of arts organizations and offer solutions for them to remain relevant and sustainable in the future.

Watch Online.

Sunday, August 12 at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Peoples Hearing on Police Crimes


Activists and community members kick off their campaign for an elected "Civilian Board of Control of the Police" to prevent instances of police violence.

Sunday, August 12 at 12:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
3 hr


Town Hall Meeting: Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 Residents Provide Input on Draft


Michelle Boone, the Commissioner of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, leads a town hall meeting seeking input from residents on the 2012 Cultural Plan.

Sunday, August 12 at 3:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


"Stop the Frack Attack on IL" Rally


Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment calls for Illinois to ban hydraulic fracturing, which uses high-pressure water to harvest natural gas from deep underground.

Sunday, August 12 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19

1 hr 30 min


Chick-fil-A Controversy


Groups from both sides of the issue demonstrate in response to Chick-fil-A's CEO publicly opposing same-sex marriage.

Watch Online.

Sunday, August 12 at 6 p.m. on CAN TV19
9 min


Arab Spring: Unfoldings, Refoldings


Is Morocco a model for democratic change in the Middle East? Laila Lalami and Ahmed El Shamsy debate this question at a Renaissance Society public forum.

Sunday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


Posted on August 11, 2012

MUSIC - Millions Of New Guitar Players.
TV - "One America News" is AT&T.
POLITICS - When Wall Street Came To My Mobile Home Park.
SPORTS - Tonyball, Bears On The Run, Eyes On The Sky & More!

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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