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The Weekend Desk Report

Speaking of freedom of expression, it looks like the American media is still too chicken-shit to say "pussy."

Market Update
Looks like today's Groupon is Groupon, available for a 37% discount while supplies last. Which could be a while.

Apparently, "shirtless" was the second most popular shirt term associated with newly-minted telegenic Republican blowhard Paul Ryan last week. The Weekend Desk can now exclusively reveal the rest of the Top Five:

5. Hairshirt

4. Shirttails

3. Tea Shirt

1. Full of Shirt

Trendspotting Redux
Is it too late to start questioning Paul Ryan's personhood?

Cheer up, Paul. Had he lived, Beethoven would hate your ass too.

Strike It Poor
Of course, there's still the chance that America could be saved by a sudden push of negotiation and bipartisanship. But we'll keep the presses running. You know, just in case.


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The Flying Saucer Weekend Brunch Report: Steak and Kimber.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "In part two of our series on 1977: The Year Punk Broke, Jim and Greg look at the punk movement stateside with music writer Ira Robbins. Then they review the new record from Brooklyn afrobeat band Antibalas."


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.

Perspectivas Latinas: Poder Learning Center


Poder Learning Center's Daniel Loftus unveils "Oprima Uno (Press One)," a call center that gives young people firsthand customer service experience.

Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


After Arizona


Eric Posner of University of Chicago explains the national impact of the Supreme Court upholding portions of Arizona's immigration law, granting police officers the ability to ask for proof of legal status from anyone they reasonably suspect may be undocumented.

Watch Online

Sunday, August 19 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


Bughouse Square Debates


Free Speech is the only rule at this annual event where orators with a wide range of ideas take to the soap box and opine on everything from religion to the causes of the Great Recession.

Sunday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Alliance for Community Media National Conference: Opening Plenary


Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films highlights the importance of independent media during the national conference of public, educational and government (PEG) access organizations and community media centers.

Sunday, August 19 at 12:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Alliance for Community Media National Conference: Closing Plenary


Craig Aaron of Free Press moderates a panel discussing the impact of national public policy on community media to end the national conference of community media centers.

Sunday, August 19 at 2:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Sen. Dick Durbin Address On The Importance of Arts & Culture


At a meeting for members of the Arts Alliance of Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin shares his insights on the importance of supporting the arts, humanities and education, especially during times when the legislative and political environment seem hostile to the arts.

Sunday, August 19 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV21
45 min.


Posted on August 18, 2012

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