This Week On XRT

Rahm To Teachers: Don't Walk - News With Mary DixonMayor Emanuel is calling on Chicago teachers to stay on the job. The CTU's set an Oct. 11 strike date over pay, a proposed end to CPS pension contributions, and classroom cuts ... Suburban police are investigating a homicide, after a woman's body was found at Bensenville's White Pines Golf Course ... Hillary Clinton raised campaign cash in Chicago ...while the Washington Post reports Donald Trump's charitable foundation is breaking New York law on soliciting funds from the public. UPDATE: Trump was up early on Twitter, criticizing Clinton's support for former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and pointing followers to a non-existent sex tape ... World leaders including President Obama have laid former Israeli leader Shimon Peres to rest ... Federal safety investigators are looking into yesterday's commuter train crash that killed one woman in Hoboken, New Jersey ... The Cubs played to a tie in rainy Pittsburgh ... the White Sox lost to the Rays ... It'll be cloudy with some rain and a high in the mid-60s.
Pixies, Bon Iver, Sting - New Noise at Nine. Thursday September 29, 2016A trans-Atlantic musical journey (with a layover in Austin) - New Noise at Nine covered a lot of miles in only 60 minutes!
Friday Feature: The MarleysIt’s a day of tropical rhythms and pulsating music from reggae’s first family, the Marleys. Feel the groove all day, thanks to Bob, Rita, Ziggy and the rest; don’t miss a single hit on this week’s Friday Feature, starting with Lin Brehmer & Mary Dixon on the XRT morning show.
CTU Sets Oct. 11 Strike Date - News With Mary DixonChicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union have fewer than two weeks to work out a new contract ... or teachers will walk off the job. The CTU's House of Delegates has voted to set an October 11th strike date. Teachers have been working without a contract for more than a year and are arguing against pension givebacks and classroom cuts ... UPDATE: The outbound Eisenhower was shutdown after a fatal shooting near Laramie ... A second night of protests in a San Diego suburb ... where police shot and killed a black man who turned out to be holding an e-cigarette ... Dozens of protesters greeted Donald Trump on the Northwest Side and in Bolingbrook ... Hillary Clinton will be at the Hyatt downtown for a fundraiser today ... Congress has approved a temporary spending bill to keep the government running ... and has over-ridden President Obama's veto of a bill that allows 9-11 families to sue Saudi Arabia ... The Cubs lost to the Pirates, but who cares? They've re-signed Theo, Jed and Jason! And the White Sox beat the Rays, but who cares? They reportedly want to re-sign Robin Ventura ... Cloudy, windy and a chance of rain today with highs in the mid-60s.
Hear Phish, Jack White, And More On New Music ThursdayPhish, Peter Gabriel, Jack White, and Dawes are just a few of the artists we'll be playing on New Music Thursday.
Big Beer Merger - News With Mary DixonA big deal in beer: Shareholders in SABMiller have accepted the takeover bid from Anheuser Busch InBev, which will merge the Miller and Anheuser Busch brewery empires. The new company will control almost a third of the world's beer market ... A baby has been born in Mexico to three parents ... he has DNA from his mother, father and an egg donor ... Protests in San Diego, after a police officer shot and killed a black man police claim was assuming a shooting stance. UPDATE: Authorities say the man was not armed ... President Obama and the Clintons will be among the world leaders in Israel on Friday for the funeral of Nobel laureate and former Israeli leader Shimon Peres ... Donald Trump is scheduled to be at the Bolingbrook Golf Club today for a fundraiser ... The Cubs won their 101st game in Pittsburgh ... the White Sox beat the Rays at home ... It'll be rainy today, with a high around 60.
This Week On XRT: Programming HighlightsFriday Feature: The Marleys!, ’69 on Flashback!, Sunday Night Concert – Tedeschi Trucks Band Live from Studio X
First Prez Debate, Two Visions For The US - News With Mary DixonIt was the lawyer versus the salesman last night in the first presidential debate ... with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump trading jabs on trade, tax returns, racism and temperament. Afterward, Trump complained to reporters that his mic was defective ... It's national voter registration day -- an effort to make sure all Americans who can vote are registered to do so. Early voting begins in Illinois on Thursday ... An accused gang member with a long criminal record is charged in the shooting death of a man near Millennium Park ... CTU members have voted again to authorize a strike; their House of Delegates could set a date tomorrow night ... Nine out of ten people around the world live in an area that has unsafe pollution levels, according the World Health Organization ... The Cubs reached 100 wins in Pittsburgh ... the White Sox beat the Rays ... and the Bulls open training camp today ... It'll be sunny and breezy with highs in the upper-60s.
Two Minute Drill: Another Rookie QB, Same Result [Listen]"Once you start winning, that can be contagious, just like losing, so we gotta get our first win; the first win is always the hardest. Once we get that feeling, I think that we can start taking off here."
Len & Lin: Bittersweet Day for Baseball [Listen]"I was at the game with my wife and she noted that it was an ESPN national game, she said, 'this isn't ESPN, this is the Hallmark Channel."
Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016Music and conversation with Jamila Woods about her new album HEAVN
Violent Weekend In Chicago - News With Mary DixonUPDATE: Chicago police report more than fifty people have been shot over the weekend. At least seven have died ... including a Berwyn man who was shot during an argument Saturday evening near Millennium Park. Police are questioning someone in the death of Peter Fabbri, who was hit near Michigan and Monroe. He died last night at Northwestern Memorial Hospital ... A Mundelein man was killed as he walked by a shooting early yesterday at the University of Illinois in Champaign ... Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face each other in the first of three presidential debates tonight ... Space-X is testing a rocket engine that might one day send people to Mars ... The sports world has lost a legend and a young star - Golf champion Arnold Palmer has died at the age of 87, and the Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died yesterday in a boating accident ... The Bears lost in Dallas ... The Cubs beat the Cards ... the White Sox won in Cleveland ... and the Chicago Sky are going to the WNBA semifinals ... It's going to be cool and windy today, with temperatures in the upper-60s.

Contests & Giveaways

See The Head and the Heart Live From Studio X The Head and the Heart are performing Live from Studio X on Friday, October 14th at 1:00PM at a secret location in Chicago! Enter for your chance to win access for two!
Jerry Seinfeld at the Chicago Theatre Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld at the Chicago Theatre.
Win Tickets To A 93XRT Show With Twin Peaks At MetroTwin Peaks are returning to their hometown for a 93XRT Show at Metro on December 17th. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets! Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information. 
Win Tickets To Bloody Mary Fest 2016Don't miss Chicago's Bloody Mary Competition 4 on Sunday, October 16th at Plumbers Hall in the West Loop! Over a dozen restaurants and bars will compete for the coveted trophy by winning your taste buds. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets! Tickets available NOW at Must be 21+. 
Win Tickets To See The Head And The HeartThe Head and the Heart are coming to the Aragon Ballroom on October 14th. Enter to win a pair of tickets from Jam Productions! For more information, visit 
Win An XRT Rock & Roll X-Cursion to Voodoo Music Festival Enter for a chance to win an XRT Rock & Roll X-Cursion for two to attend Voodoo Music Festival October 28th-October 31st in New Orleans!
Win Tickets To The Brew Moon Beer & Band FestivalThe 6th Annual Brew Moon Beer and Band Festival is Saturday, October 15th at the MAX in McCook! This indoor craft beer fest offers over 200 of the finest craft, import and micro-breweries to sample. Presented by Palmer Place Restaurant and the McCook Athletic Expo (the MAX), Brew Moon offers unlimited pours, home brewer pavilions, live music, complimentary tasting glass and more. Event proceeds benefit The LeaderShop and Pillars. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 
Win Tickets To See Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge is coming to Park West on October 25th. Enter for your chance to win! Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more ticket information! 
Win Tickets To See Catfish and the BottlemenEnter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Catfish and the Bottlemen on October 12th at The Riviera Theatre! For on sale information, visit! 
Win Tickets To A 93XRT Show With The Record CompanyThe Record Company performs October 7th in a 93XRT Show at Lincoln Hall! Enter to win a pair of tickets, or visit for details for on-sale. Must be 21+ to enter. 
Win Tickets To See Jack GarrattJack Garratt performs at Metro on October 12th. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets! For more information, visit 
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