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The Weekend Desk Report

Did you enjoy spring? Yeah, good times.

Market Update
Do you suppose Prime Employees get their asses shipped back to them for free?

Special Glass Box Edition
Metra officials this week were locked into some kind of glass-walled moving prison and forced to ride one of their chronically delayed and increasingly congested lines. No word on whether the officials have been released, but it did get us thinking of a few other glass boxes that should be deployed:


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Break in case of emergency.


The Beachwood Radio Hour #2: Is the Chicago Police Department really juking murder stats? We have the surprising answer. Plus: Chicagoetry with J.J. Tindall, The Cub Factor with Marty Gangler, Remembering Big Glo, Jim "Coach" Coffman on sports and the week in politics and music. (Now with Show Notes!)


Beachwood International with The Angry Aussie: This week the boys take on the Heartbleed fiasco, Al Sharpton's coke habit and the latest episode of the shitshow called Chicagoland.


Weekend Politics Special: The First Rule Of Barack Obama's National Security Letters Is That You Aren't Allowed To Talk About Barack Obama's National Security Letters.


Weekend Sports Special: Jon Stewart vs. The NCAA.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Giorgio Moroder is one of the godfathers of disco and Electronic Dance Music and has worked with everyone from Donna Summer to Daft Punk. He joins Jim and Greg this week to look back on his amazing career. Then we review the new album from Ted Leo & Aimee Mann."


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.

MacArthur Award Winners


Meet the 2014 recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on CAN TV19.


Live From The Heartland: Fair Taxes Ror Illinois


Kristen Crowell of Citizen Action explains why local organizations are working to change Illinois's flat tax rate to a progressive tax rate.

Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on CAN TV21.


Perspectivas Latinas: Aquinas Literacy Center


Alison Altmeyer shares how tutoring, writing workshops and language literacy classes give immigrants the tools they need to find jobs and engage their community.

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


Why Is Palestine Taboo At Columbia College?


Columbia College professor Iymen Chehade leads a conversation of the Israel/Palestine conflict and whether courses addressing the topic are too controversial for Columbia and other universities, particularly when they share the Palestinian perspective.

Sunday at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21.


Translation Matters


Authors and translators discuss the role literature plays in increasing global understanding, and the need to teach literature in translation.

Sunday at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21.


Public Meeting: Clean Air In Pilsen


Troy Hernandez of Clean Air Pilsen, along with members of other community organizations, speaks out against metal shredders, power plants and other sources of air pollution in Pilsen.

Sunday at noon on CAN TV21.


Posted on April 12, 2014

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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