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Chuy Garcia Discusses Chicago Mayoral Race (And Bob Marley) With XRT

For the first time in 20 years, Chicago voters will decide a mayoral runoff on April 7th. We wanted XRT listeners to hear from the candidates themselves – what is their vision for our city?


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Leonard Nimoy “Highly Illogical”

“There’s a multi-legged creature crawling on your shoulder.” And then I would do the Vulcan nerve pinch on my brother David. He would know to collapse because our family watched the original Star Trek with […]



Mary Dixon’s 2015 Chicago Election Wrap

Do you know the last time Chicago had a mayoral runoff election? Never, not since they re-wrote the rules 20 years ago. Mayor Richard M. Daley never went to the next round, and neither did […]


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Los Microwaves “Time to Get Up”

Los Microwaves, a trio from San Francisco, released only one album. I remember receiving it in 1981. I didn’t know much, but I knew it was unusual. “Time to Get Up.” Hump or Death. The […]


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It’s Election Day In Chicago!

The polls are open around Chicago. Voters are to decide whether Rahm Emanuel will be re-elected as mayor, or if Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia, Alderman Bob Fioretti, businessman Willie Wilson, or community activist Dock […]


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The Regular Guy Joins the ‘XRT Morning Show for His Oscar Recap [Listen]

The Regular Guy made a special post-Oscars appearance alongside Lin Brehmer this morning to give us his take on last night’s Academy Awards show results. He was surprised about a few people and pictures that […]


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Pitchers and Catchers and My Favorite Day [Listen]

“We are going to have a drink in every bar from Yak-Zies to Peterson Avenue.” How did I come to this dramatic announcement? It was September of 2010 and the Cubs were limping towards the […]


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: The Darryl Rhoades Orchestra “I Wanna Be Normal”

The Darryl Rhoades Orchestra combined top flight musicianship with a piquant potpourri of recorded oddities. The album Burgers From Heaven delighted me in 1979 with the self-evident “This Song is Boring” and “I’m in With […]


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Watch How Lin Brehmer Celebrates Mardi Gras Early In The Morning

On days like today, the music of New Orleans is all you need to wake up. Lin Brehmer skipped the coffee and chose to celebrate Mardi Gras from the get go.