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The Weekend Desk Report

Nice to know we won't face fare hikes or service changes next year. It would be even nicer if the CTA acknowledged the substantial fare hikes they instituted this year.

Market Update
The RTA just wasted another $383,000. We could've told them that for free.

Shame Game
For the record, it appears Governor Pat Quinn's blue-ribbon committee finds our regional transit agencies just as shameful as we do. So which do you think will pass first, transit reform or marriage equality?

Rough Trade
So Penny Pritzker is "open for business" . . . but is she open to competition? After all, competition makes everyone better, right?

Forever Young
Of course, competition is great, as long as you always know exactly who's going to win.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: You can't win if you don't play.


The College Football Report: Dregs Against The Spread.


The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report: Gigantic Meh.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot get grisly with their favorite Murder Songs for Halloween."


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.

Tecora Rogers in Concert


Community producer Tecora Rogers performs at Chicago State University's "Jazz in the Grazz."

Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on CAN TV21.


21st Century Community Emergency Preparedness Conference

Hosted by Chicago State University, this conference brought community leaders, government agencies, businesses and others together to discuss the state of disaster preparedness in their communities and ways to help vulnerable populations develop survival strategies.

Keynote: Lt. General Russel L Honore


Former commander of Joint Task Force Katrina Lt. General Russel L. Honore shares his experience leading recovery efforts after the 2005 hurricane and the leadership and preparedness skills essential to managing difficult situations.

Sunday at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21.


Community Survival & Disaster Preparedness


Col. Damon T. Arnold of Chicago State University joins community members and public officials to discuss bridging the gap between government services and people affected by disasters.

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


Columbia College Liberal Arts Dean's Lecture: What Are The Digital Humanities?


Professor Kathleen Fitzpatrick discusses how humanities scholars can take advantage of new technologies for both research and connecting with the broader public.

Sunday at 12 p.m. on CAN TV21.


Latina Leaders


Clarisol Duque, chief of staff for Sen. Dick Durbin, joins other Latina leaders to share their stories of breaking glass ceilings and making a difference in their communities. They spoke as part of the Mujeres Latinas en Accion's Maria Mangual Latina Leadership Conference.

Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on CAN TV21.


Posted on October 19, 2013

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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