It’s October 1, which means it’s time to pull out the checkbook and write that rent check. And while you do that, consider this: Your rent could go up under Mayor Emanuel’s proposed property tax increase. And we all have musical blind spots, whether it’s free jazz, punk rock, even some R&B. We talk to Chicago musician and producer John Corbett who takes us inside some of those genres and help us understand them. Plus a sneak peek at this year’s winter weather and a conversation with one of this year’s MacArthur Genius winners, who helps us understand what a computational biologist is.