This Week On XRT

Baseball's Sad Lexicon 2016 With Apologies To Franklin Pierce Adams And Ben ZobristThese are the saddest of all possible words: Russell to Baez to Rizz.
Clearance On This Sunday Night's Local AnestheticClearance release a new 7" this week and we'll be spinning and discussing the tracks Sunday night at 7:30.
Chicago Police Debunk Trump's Chicago Violence Story - News With Mary DixonDonald Trump says a Chicago cop told him the city's violence could be resolved in a week with tougher tactics; police brass say none of them ever talked to Trump ... UPDATE: Chicago police are investigating five murders and more than a dozen other shootings around the city ... An earthquake in Italy has devastated two small towns northeast of Rome ... Turkey has launched strikes against ISIS forces across the border in Syria ... as Vice President Biden arrives in Ankara ... The FBI is investigating a cyber-attack on the New York Times and several other major news outlets ... The Cubs won in San Diego, the White Sox beat the Phillies ... We're expecting showers and thunderstorms through this evening, with a high today in the low-80s.
South Chicago Arson Kills Four - News With Mary DixonUPDATE: Chicago police confirm 4 deaths - a 3-month-old infant, 2 children and a man - in an apartment building fire near 81st and Essex. One man is in custody; they suspect he set the fire after an argument. Mayor Emanuel is proposing to give senior citizens a break on his proposed utility tax ... Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is maintaining his promise to build a wall on the Mexican border; The State Department is reviewing 15-thousand of Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails ... President Obama travels today to Baton Rouge, where heavy rains and flooding have damaged more than 60-thousand homes ... The T-Rex displayed at O'Hare International will be dismantled and sent to the Netherlands starting today ... The Cubs won in San Diego ... It'll be sunny and in the low-80s today ... thunderstorms are coming tomorrow.
Len & Lin: Pearl Jam Rocks Wrigley; Cubs Rocked in Colorado [Listen]"Yesterday was kind of summed up by the homerun hit by Addison Russell; it was 10-nothing and he hit a homerun into a trashcan in left, and I think that was a metaphor for the day the Cubs had."
Lin Brehmer's Top 10 Random Concert Moments Of The WeekendA story of Lin Brehmer's encounters at Pearl Jam and Wilco this past weekend.
Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 [Playlist & Free Download]The newest Chicago releases from Clearance, Troy Anderson, Radar Eyes, Joe George, Nino Arobelidze and Soft Speaker
Games Over - News With Mary DixonTeam USA won the men's basketball gold as the Olympic Games came to a close in Rio ... in men's volleyball, Wheaton's Thomas Jaeschke helped the US win bronze, behind Brazil and Italy ... Chicago police are investigating more than 50 shootings from the weekend. One of the injured is a 7-year-old girl ... President Obama's vacation is over today. He plans to tour the flood damage around Baton Rouge, Louisiana tomorrow ... A top public health official warns that Louisiana and other Gulf States could be in line for a Zika virus outbreak ... Governor Rauner's signed into law a domestic workers bill of rights ... The Cubs lost in Colorado, the White Sox won at home ... It'll be sunny and around 80 degrees in Chicago today.
Len & Lin: KB Toys with MVP Prospects [Listen]"Somebody on the team bus last night got on Kris Bryant a little bit and said hey, if you knew what you were doing, you woulda hit a triple!"
Mike Doughty, Local Natives, Green Day - New Noise at Nine. Thursday August 18, 2016The carefully curated, complete playlist from this week's New Noise at Nine.
Turn Two! Join Us For An XRT Double Play Friday FeatureYour favorite artists, back-to-back, all day long!
Pearl Jam Auto Encore Following Wrigley Field Show Saturday NightWe'll dive deep into our library to bring you the best of Pearl Jam, new and old, this Saturday night.

Contests & Giveaways

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Win Tickets To The 93XRT Show With MitskiMitski is returning to Chicago on November 5th for a 93XRT Big Beat Show at THalia Hall! Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets! Tickets on sale now. Visit ThaliaHallChicago.com for more details. 
Win Tickets To A 93XRT Show With Ziggy MarleyZiggy Marley is coming to Park West for a 93XRT Show on October 2nd. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets! Tickets on sale now. Visit JamUSA.com for more details. 
Win Tickets To A 93XRT Show With Blind PilotEnter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to a 93XRT Show with Blind Pilot on September 9th at Thalia Hall! Find out more at ThaliaHallChicago.com. 
Win Tickets To A 93XRT Show With Marian HillMarian Hill is returning to Chicago on October 8th for a 93XRT Show at the Vic Theatre. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets! Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit JamUSA.com.
Win Tickets To The 93XRT Show Lampedusa: Concerts For RefugeesLampedusa: Concerts for Refugees is coming to Chicago on October 13th for a 93XRT Show at the Vic Theatre! An intimate evening of acoustic performances in the round featuring renowned singer-songwriters Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and The Milk Carton Kids. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets! Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit JamUSA.com 
Win Tickets To A 93XRT Show With Oh WonderOh Wonder is coming to Metro on October 27th for a 93XRT show. Enter for your chance to win! Tickets are on sale now. Visit metrochicago.com for more ticket details. 
Win Tickets To A 93XRT Big Beat Show DeerhunterDeerhunter is coming to Metro on October 21st for a 93XRT Big Beat Show and you can be there! Enter for your chance to win! Tickets on sale now. Visit metrochicago.com for more details! 
Win Tickets To Andrew Bird And Rockin’ Lobster BashEnter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to an XRT Show with Andrew Bird, September 7th at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park PLUS a pair of tickets to join 93XRT and Supreme Lobster for the fifth annual Rockin Lobster Bash on August 31 at Revel Fulton Market! Must be 21+ to enter to win. Tickets compliments of Jam Productions and 93XRT.
XRT Rock Your Hood Concert Enter for your chance to attend the XRT Rock Your Hood Concert!
Lin's Bin Got a question for XRT's Morning Host, Lin Brehmer? Well, now you can ask him! Submit your question to Lin and tune in every Monday and Friday morning at 7:15am and 6:15pm to hear if you're this week's winner.

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