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The Weekend Desk Report

The forecast this weekend? Sunny with a high of cynicism.

Market Update
When it comes to closing gaping budgetary gaps, you can take your pick: one giant looming fiscal cliff or lots of little, individual fiscal cliffs.

We're being reductive here, of course. Around these parts, we're positively spoiled for choice. Most of the alternatives aren't particularly inspiring, but still . . .

Don't worry if you can't decide. Give it enough time and someone will make the choice for you.

Not happy with any of these choices? Relax. You could always just drive.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Plus one.


The College Football Report: Will not appear this week, but The College Football Report Free Range Chicken sends word that he likes Boise State, Alabama, Kansas State and the Over in the Wisconsin-Nebraska game. The full College Football Report will return next week.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Divine Fits, the duo of Spoon's Britt Daniel and Handsome Furs' Dan Boeckner, pay a visit to the Sound Opinions studios. And later in the show, Rihanna's making news again, but how's the music? Jim and Greg review the queen of pop's ubiquitous new album, Unapologetic."


The Flying Saucer Weekend Brunch Report: Two ways to enjoy the Saucer this weekend! First, the Saucer will once again be the featured food vendor at the Renegade Craft Fair at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse. Second, this:


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: Chicago Community & Workers Rights


Magdalena Melendez relates how Chicago Community & Workers Rights organizes educational activities and promotes leadership in defense of workers' rights.

Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min.


Liberal Arts & Science Dean's Lecture at Columbia College: "Performance Narrative in Storytelling"


Deaf performing artist Peter Cook shares how storytellers can speak volumes - even without saying a single word.

Sunday, December 2 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr. 30 min.


An Interview with an Extraordinary Activist: Consuelo Morales


Activist Consuelo Morales shares her work defending victims of human rights violations by documenting abuses committed by both cartels and security forces in Mexico.

Sunday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr. 30 min.


New Study Reveals Difficult Conditions for Domestic Workers


The Center for Urban and Economic Development at the University of Illinois releases a report on how many nannies, caregivers, and housecleaners are subject to low wages and dangerous working conditions.

Watch Online

Sunday, December 2 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19
1 hr.


Posted on December 1, 2012

MUSIC - Madonna vs. Moderna.
TV - Sundays With The Military-Industrial Complex.
POLITICS - Private Equity In The ER.
SPORTS - Suspicious Betting Trends In Soccer.

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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