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The Crisis Cast

May 19, 2022

How do you escape racial bias, when it is all around you?  Veteran sports journalist, Rich King, has a few answers.

In this episode of the Crisis Cast, Rich reveals the lessons he learned from his life partner and his work partner.  Plus, Lissa & Thom dig for stories ripped from the pages of his book Ike and Me: What a...


May 9, 2022

Her favorite color is green. Not forest green, but money green.  Ilyce Glink has been educating the planet on "smart money moves" for her entire career.

In this episode, Lissa & Thom find hope in Ilyce's message on surviving times of recession.  From rising interest rates to the rising retirement age, there's a...


Apr 28, 2022

This is a chilling follow-up with Lissa's cousin, Daniela, as we hear stories of families sheltered in Lviv, Ukraine.

Daniela is a journalist based in Rome.  In this episode, Lissa & Thom tap into her travels across the Ukrainian border with Poland.  As a mother, she also shares the touching thoughts of the children at...


Apr 19, 2022

These are the lessons learned from investigating innocence.  Paul Ciolino convinced Governor George Ryan to re-think the death penalty in Illinois.

Ciolino is a private investigator turned DNA expert who advocates for those wrongly convicted.  In this episode, Lissa & Thom dig into corrupt systems and the high profile...


Apr 12, 2022

Raymond Lopez was born to serve his neighbors.  That passion turned real, when he became a Chicago precinct captain at age 18.

Now, as the city's 15th Ward alderman, Lopez is so fed up with crime in his hometown he wants to be Mayor.  In this episode, Alderman Lopez tells Lissa & Thom exactly what ignited...