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The Weekend Desk Report

We could all benefit from breaking with the Old Style. Trouble is, the the alternative is usually not much better.

Market Update
The cost to reach Nowhere appears to have outpaced the rate of inflation significantly.

Of course, to reach this particular corridor of nowhere, you have to pass through a shit-ton of graft.

Metra Fail
Actually, pretty much every thoroughfare in Illinois passes through that.

School Of Thought
One way to lower the staggering cost of public education is to intentionally destroy it. Another way is to stop turning a blind eye to the endemic abuse and corruption that threaten to bankrupt the entire system.

Food For Thought
One way to lower the staggering cost of public education is to intentionally destroy it. Another way is to stop turning a blind eye to the endemic abuse and corruption that threaten to bankrupt the entire . . . you know what? Forget it.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Endemic.


The College Football Report: That's A Clown Quarterback, Bro.


The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report: And A Black Unicorn Shall Lead Them.


Syria Briefing: Inside The Syrian Opposition's D.C. Spin Machine.


NSA Briefing: Google Encrypts Data Amid Backlash Against NSA Spying.

"It's an arms race," said Eric Grosse, vice president for security engineering at Google, based in Mountain View, Calif. "We see these government agencies as among the most skilled players in this game."

So it's the government against its own people.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Jim and Greg are the Rock Doctors. They prescribe an epic workout playlist for a martial arts instructor in need."


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.

Royce Glamour Show


Local performers sing, dance and share their talents in front of a live audience - as they have on this show for the past 20 years.

Saturday at 7 p.m. on CAN TV19.


Community Forum: Rincon Family Services


Eddy Borrayo explains how Rincon Family Services serves as a catalyst for improving the health and well-being of families on Chicago's Northwest Side.

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


Perspectivas Latinas: Proyecto Latina


Authors Paloma Martinez-Cruz, Coya Paz and Sandra Santiago read from the Proyecto Latina anthology Rebeldes and discuss the state of Latina and Latino literature in Chicago.

Saturday at 8 p.m. on CAN TV21.


The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream


Author and journalist Gary Younge tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr.'s powerful "I Have a Dream Speech" through first-hand accounts from King's speechwriter and other civil rights leaders. An intergenerational panel also reflects on the meaning of King's words today.

Sunday at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21.


Pullman Porter Museum: "Honoring the Brotherhood Weekend"


The Pullman Porter Museum commemorates the founding of America's first black labor union and the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

Sunday at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21.


Grady's Notebook: Adaptive Adventures


Joel Bergman, executive director of Adaptive Adventures, highlights different ways physically disabled children, adults and veterans can still participate in outdoor sports like skiing, kayaking and biking.

Sunday at 9 p.m. on CAN TV19.


Posted on September 7, 2013

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