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The Weekend Desk Report

Watch out. We got cash upfront this week.

Market Update
Intellectual Property took a beating this week. Well, the Intellect part did anyway. The Property part is still doing pretty fucking well.

Of course no one asks to see Romney's birth certificate. Animation via lightning bolt doesn't really count. Of course, enough people asked to see his rebirth certificate that he had to put it on the ticket.

White(wash) Knight
Well, if Nike stands by Lance Armstrong, he must be innocent. Nike always knows how to pick a winner.

Legitimate Threat
Tropical Storm Isaac is forecast to reach Florida as a Category 1 hurricane just in time for next week's Republican National Convention in Tampa. No word from presumptive VP nominee Paul Ryan on whether a Category 1 is considered forcible enough to abort the Convention, but we're guessing he thinks the risk of life is totally worth it.

Star Trade
Finally this week, if the BoSox could trade an "s" for a "t," L.A. would be all over it.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: The It line.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Jim and Greg celebrate the best Days of the Week songs and review the new album from psychedelic pop band Yeasayer."


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.

My Guest Ain't Guessing: South Street Journal


Ron Carter, owner and publisher of the South Street Journal, discusses how this local newspaper created by CHA residents survived despite pressures from the first Mayor Daley and problems with advertisers.

Sunday, August 26 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV21
45 min.


Perspectivas Latinas: Life-Span


Life-Span's Olivia Villegas explains how the organization works to end domestic violence and sexual assault and to provide relief to those who are victims of these acts.

Saturday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


When Hollywood Landed at Midway Airport


Historian and author Christopher Lynch pieces together 50 years of work by photographer Mike Rotunno, providing candid glimpses of Hollywood's brightest stars of the 1950s and beyond.

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Sunday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


Bloomingdale Line History Lecture


Terry Banich highlights the Bloomingdale Line's role in interstate commerce.

Sunday, August 26 at 11:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Immigrant Justice Organizations Denounce Deferred Action for Undocumented Youth


Immigration activist Jose Herrera and others criticize possible pitfalls facing young undocumented immigrants who apply for a new deportation deferral program.

Sunday, August 26 at 1:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min.


Posted on August 25, 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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