Sep 19, 2023
In this episode, we contemplate the unthinkable for Chicago
sports fans. What if we were a city with
just one Major League Baseball team?
OUR team won't have it.
Lissa Druss and Thom Serafin get out our Crisis Cast "whiteboard" to brainstorm solutions and locations for a White Sox ballpark village. Hint: It isn't...
Sep 6, 2023
Time to get back to examining public trust in state government, through the reign of the former Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan.
In this episode, Lissa Druss and Thom Serafin bring Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune back to our chat room. Ray spent nearly three weeks covering the perjury...
Aug 21, 2023
When is silence golden? That is perhaps the most nuanced question, when it comes to crisis communications.
During this episode, we use our Crisis Cast Whiteboard to grade how Northwestern University has been communicating publicly, during the crises in its athletic department. Lissa Druss & Thom Serafin also interpret...
Aug 9, 2023
The Parliament of the World’s
Religions is the world’s premier interfaith convening of civic,
spiritual, and grassroots changemakers. It's roots are in
Chicago, where it first convened during the 1893 World's Columbian
During this episode of the Crisis Cast, Lissa Druss & Thom Serafin document the...
Jul 31, 2023
Renowned forensic accounting expert Kelly Richmond Pope shows fraud in action,
uncovering what makes perps tick -- and she returns to the Crisis
Cast to define the archetypes of the fraudster. Kelly also
applauds the bravery of whistleblowers, and explains their
With Lissa Druss on assignment, Thom Serafin...