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The Weekend Desk Report

If only all Chicago elections were this entertaining.

Special Olympic Edition
Have you heard the news?! Rio's a disaster, which means we're still in this thing! Maybe this has been Mayor Emanuel's plan all along . . . Consider:

Exhibit A: Olympic Village? Hell, we've got 50!

Exhibit B: If any of the cycling time trials take longer than 30 minutes, the athletes pay a penalty!

Exhibit C: Bob Costas won't have to worry about his pink eye, because these Olympics will be broadcast on CNN!

Exhibit D: Best. Judging controversies. EVER.

Exhibit E: Guess that DePaul stadium deal doesn't seem so damn shady now, does it?


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Throwin' shade.


The Beachwood Radio Hour: Rahm On The Ropes!

Plus: Spotlight interview with Robeson's High School's after-school activities director Tanis Seats.

Also: Cowboy Nate's Rainbo Boilermaker.

And: Jim "Coach" Coffman on the Bears' draft, the Blackhawks' change of fortune, and the continued comical stylings of the Cubs.


Beachwood International with The Angry Aussie: The Hippest Trip Around The Globe.

This week the boys tie up loose ends with Donald Sterling, Gerry Adams, Rob Ford and the Rio Olympics before checking in on the New York City trial of accused terrorist and international man of mystery Abu Hamza.

We also discuss Michael Lewis's expose of our rigged stock market (and the amazing lack of American media coverage thereof), and talk about parachuting planes and virgin auctions in our Australia Is The Florida Of The World segment.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Electronic duo Darkside join Jim and Greg for an interview and live performance. Later they review a new album by experimental pop artist Tune-Yards."


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.

Perspectivas Latinas: Puerto Rican Tiple Construction Workshop


Activist Carlos Flores and classical guitarist Jeff Kust share their work preserving the history of the Puerto Rican tiple and keeping its legacy alive by helping people build one themselves.

Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21 / En Espanol Saturday at 2 p.m. on CAN TV21.


Perspectivas Latinas: St. Augustine College


St. Augustine College president Andrew Sund discusses issues facing Latino college students.

Saturday at 8 p.m. on CAN TV21.


Know Your Rights Criminal Justice Panel


Karen Sheley of the ACLU and other expert panelists shed light on how civilians should interact with police, courts and the corrections system, as well as manage new laws involving concealed carry and medical marijuana.

Sunday at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21.


Know Your Rights Housing Workshop


Frank Avellone of the Lawyers Committee for Better Housing highlights rights all renters possess, how landlords should manage different scenarios, and the steps involved in filing for foreclosure.

Sunday at 10 a.m. on CAN TV21.


The Poverty Puzzle: Ending Poverty In America


A panel of experts examines how national poverty trends affect people in Chicago, and what strategies can bring them into prosperity.

Sunday at noon on CAN TV21.


Posted on May 10, 2014

MUSIC - Pandemophenia.
TV - NBC's Bicentennial Special.
POLITICS - Defund Private Schools.
SPORTS - Blackhawk's Life Mattered.

BOOKS - The Slave Who Escaped George And Martha Washington.


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