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The Weekend Desk Report

So for this holiday weekend, you'll pay more for diminished health? Maybe they should call this holiday Illinois Day.

Market Update
Must be nice to be Marriott, huh?

Memorial Day Special Edition
It's the unofficial start of summer, and for once we're not the ones getting screwed by the weather. How are you planning to spend your federallymandated time off?


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: In memoriam.


The Beachwood Radio Network

* The Beachwood Radio Hour: Mortgage Street.

The Chicago Reporter's Angela Caputo explains the foreclosure crisis through the prism of a single property on a block known as Mortgage Street. Plus: The Neighborhood Issue That Could Bring Down Rahm, Redflex Redux & Downstate's Dark History. In the weekly podcast of the world's wittiest Chicago-centric news and culture review.

* The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour.

The Blackhawks' Coach Queasy. Plus: Theo Doesn't Get It, Rick Renteria's Disconnected Optimism Wearing Thin & The Jed Hoyer Condescension Meter.

* The Beachwood Radio Criminal Justice Hour.

How Chicago's New Pot Law Is Bogus, How Roosevelt University's New Study Is Bogus, And How The Media Covers The Bogosity. With Tracy Siska of the Chicago Justice Project. Plus: The Week In Juvey.

Coming Monday:

* Beachwood International.

The hippest trip around the globe goes into production Saturday afternoon, to be posted by evening. Expected stops include:

  • The Bahamas, where the NSA is recorded every single cell phone call.
  • Abu Dhabi, where migrant workers building a New York University campus are living in slave labor conditions.
  • Rio, where drinking the water may be okay but falling into it could be hazardous to your health.
  • Thailand, where the military is taking over the government in a move the United States refuses to define as a coup.
  • Australia & New Zealand, where government leaders applaud the drone assassinations of their citizens by the U.S. without trial - or even charges.


The Memorial Day Weekend Events Report:
* Unspoken Sacrifice and Unraveling Veterans.

* Surrealism And War.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "In honor of Memorial Day and our brave men and women in service, Jim and Greg play Songs from the Front Lines. Later, they review the new album from Chris Martin and Coldplay."


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.

Health Reform, Public Health & Health Planning Forum


State of Illinois officials and experts examine the progress of efforts to reform healthcare and promote public health in the State, including expansions of Medicaid and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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


Posted on May 24, 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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