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The Weekend Desk Report

Damn, imagine if our mayor's status was reviewed every time he acted like an asshole in front of the media.

Test Prep Edition
Hey, look who wound up at the College Board? Let's help him with a few SAT prep questions from his former place of work, shall we?

Critical Reading
1. Chose the term the best completes the following sentence:

"I appreciated [Mayor Emanuel's] leadership, but his one challenge is to learn to let go and allow his managers to _____."

a. Lead
b. Provide political cover
c. Fall on their swords
d. B and C only

2. Which of the comparisons below most closely matches the following: Government :: Citizens.

a. Bears :: Raiders
b. Michael Bay :: Explosions
c. Transparency :: Demolition
d. All of the above

3. Read the following passage and answer the question related to it.

"The city of Chicago has an opportunity to use these facilities to revitalize our economy in key areas and expand opportunity for Chicagoans in our neighborhoods[.] I look forward to reviewing the recommendations after the committee's careful consideration of what is best for our future."

Which of the following statements best summarizes the speaker's intent:

a. "I have no ideas."
b. "I am in complete control of my message."
c. "Fuck off."
d. A and C only
e. All of the above

1. If you remove 50 schools and double the students and equipment at the remaining Welcoming Schools, you get:

a. Preparedness
b. A clusterfuck
c. Something akin to a military occupation

2. $162 million in cuts + 0 accountability =

a. 1 angry populace
b. 1 outrage after another
c. 1 term
d. All but c


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Psychic extra credit.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Jim and Greg mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream Speech' with a discussion of the Music of the Civil Rights Movement."


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.

Community Forum: Sexomedy


Comedian Melissa DuPrey previews her play "Sexomedy," an original comedy that makes the connection between sexuality and culture.

Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21.


Community Forum: Honoring The Brotherhood


David Peterson Jr. of the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, shares the history of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the inspiration that led his father to create the museum.

Saturday at 8 p.m. on CAN TV21.


Women, Power And Influence


Women Employed hosts a roundtable discussion of how women can build influence and exercise power in civic, political, and professional life.

Sunday at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21.


Both Sides Of The Pond Now


Men who served as soldiers for two different countries, Ben Griffin of Britain's SAS and Michael Lyons of the U.S. Navy, share how their wartime experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan led them to become anti-war activists.

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21.


21st Century American Militarism: Occupation Abroad And Resistance At Home


This plenary session of the Iraq Veterans Against the War National Convention examines the present and future of U.S. military policy.

Sunday at 1 p.m. on CAN TV21.


Posted on August 24, 2013

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