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The Weekend Desk Report

No need to play the Big Game. Beyoncé already won.

Market Update
Turns out it was a pretty good week for unexpectedly shitty news.

Hemlock to Win
You know, if it weren't for the steadfast commitment to critical thought, this guy would make a pretty good governor. And if it weren't for the noble refusal to engage in manipulative displays, he'd make a pretty fine mayor.

Identity Theft
A grand jury in Orlando has indicted a man for allegedly impersonating a professional athlete identified solely as "S.H." and going on an extravagant shopping spree. In related news, a self-aggrandizing jury has indicted someone for impersonating someone identified solely as "C.H." and going on an extravagant bumbling spree.

Teach to Preach
Finally this week, considering a lot of these people will eventually be in Congress one day, couldn't learning how to copy each other blindly be considered job training?


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Socratic.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "The dB's weren't ever big sellers, but they're power pop royalty. This week, the band is live in the Sound Opinions studios. And later in the show, Jim and Greg review the new EP from Beyoncé's kid sister, Solange."


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.

Special Olympics Chicago


The latest episode of this talk show produced by Special Olympics athletes features coach Pat Molloy and Frank Olivo, an athlete who participated in the first Special Olympics in 1968 in Chicago.

Saturday, February 2 at 9:30 a.m. on CAN TV19
30 min.


Perspectivas Latinas: Pilsen Wellness Center


Paul Naranjo of the Pilsen Wellness Center shares how the organization has provided affordable and culturally sensitive services to a multicultural population for more than 40 years.

Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min.


The Late Mayor Harold Washington


Hosted by the Society of Midland Authors, this panel explores the life and legacy of the late Mayor Harold Washington nearly 30 years after he was first elected to office in Chicago. Panelists include Salim Muwakkil, Peter Nolan, Timuel Black and Robert Starks.

Watch video.

Sunday, February 3 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr. 30 min.


Human Rights & International Peacekeeping

The Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights explores the complexities behind military intervention, international peacekeeping missions and local anti-violence efforts.

Opening Keynote


Arthur Boutellis of the International Peace Institute, explains the state of international peacekeeping missions today.

Sunday, February 3 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr. 30 min.


Human Rights & International Peacekeeping: Closing Keynote


Tom Oliver of the World Peace Festival highlights the potential of business models to be a catalyst for social change and the power of an individual to help resolve conflicts and promote peace.

Sunday, February 3 at 12 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr.

Illinois 2nd Congressional District Debate


The Young and Powerful Group hosts "The Future of the Southland," a town hall and candidate debate of 2nd congressional district candidates moderated by Gaynor Hall of WGN-TV.

Watch it online.

Sunday, February 3 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19
2 hr.


Posted on February 2, 2013

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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