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The Crisis Cast

Apr 26, 2021

The timing of this conversation left us pondering pathways to change.  It occurred during the days surrounding the verdict in the killing of George Floyd, and the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Chicagoan Adam Toledo.  

Renowned civil rights attorney Sheila Bedi joined Lissa and Thom to discuss her work surrounding the...


Apr 19, 2021

Amidst lockdowns and quarantines, in mid-March 2020, the Crisis Cast team gathered to work with a 'cast' of crisis leaders.  Our goals was to learn how to better manage the unexpected.

In this episode of The Crisis Cast, hosts Lissa Druss and Thom Serafin visit with producer Todd Manley and managing director Matthew...


Apr 1, 2021

Time to drive toward the intersection of sports and social science.  In this episode of The Crisis Cast, two renowned sports journalists give Lissa and Thom the lowdown on doing your homework.

Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times and David Haugh from Chicago's WSCR tell the tale of how they first crossed...


Mar 24, 2021

Here's the crux in this conversation.  Know your strengths. Know your weaknesses.  Then leverage the wisdom of the other leaders around you.  Those are the signposts on the road to success for Southern Illinois Healthcare.

In this episode of The Crisis Cast, Lissa & Thom chat with Rex Budde and Marci Moore-Connelley...


Mar 12, 2021

Get ready for a relentless and deep dive into the core of our democracy.  The mapping of districts.

In this episode of The Crisis Cast, Madeleine Doubek leans in on a critical point.  When it comes to elections, politicians should NOT get to choose their voters.  You guessed it, Lissa and Thom are unpacking the age old...