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The Crisis Cast

Jan 13, 2021

In this episode of The Crisis Cast, we welcome two correspondents that rocked Springfield during the turbulent 1970s. Bob Keickhefer and John Camper join Lissa Druss and Thom Serafin in the chat room to map the line from Illinois' Speaker of the House, Mike Madigan to the last great battle for the Speakership...


Dec 15, 2020

Ronald Lemar runs the company his grandfather founded in 1948.  He's weathered great fluctuations in supply and demand - but nothing like those driven by a global pandemic.  

In this episode of The Crisis Cast, Lissa and Thom learn about one of the most critical supplies during COVID times.  Boxes.  Rex Carton designs...


Dec 7, 2020

We've done two-part episodes before.  This is more like a sequel.  Al Gini left Lissa Druss & Thom Serafin with a cliff hanger that caught them by surprise.  

The renowned professor of business ethics and master yarn spinner floored us when he called himself a pessimist.  That's where this visit to The Crisis Cast chat...


Nov 24, 2020

Al Gini is an archaeologist of ideas, and renowned author. In this episode of The Crisis Cast, he shares the adventures of training future leaders as professor of Business Ethics at Loyola University of Chicago.  

You'll meet his Uncle Joe, a teacher of survival through laughter.  Prof. Gini schools us on what we truly...


Nov 18, 2020

Michael Cabonargi has forged a path in all three branches of government.  In this episode of The Crisis Cast, he shares the lessons learned from those divergent experiences.  Lissa and Thom explore with Mike, an admiration for the American immigrant through personal biography.

From tales of true ethics in politics to a...