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The Crisis Cast

Nov 30, 2022

For Jim "Skinny" Sheahan, life is truly a marathon.  Not a sprint.  In fact he's run nearly 50 marathons.  Skinny is a self-described Irish thoroughbred with a penchant for motivating voters, but more importantly neighbors.

During this episode of the Crisis Cast Lissa & Thom extract how big cities should approach the...


Nov 16, 2022

On the heals of the 2022 midterm elections, we're going to introduce you to an educator for those on a path to public service.  Paul Kendrick is the Executive Director of Rust Belt Rising, a grass roots grooming organization for Democrats.   Their mission is training candidates and their organizations to connect with...


Oct 24, 2022

The midterm elections of 2022 place an immense target on swing voters.  Congressman Rodney Davis returns to the Crisis Cast to break down the future of Illinois' place in the Republican Party.

Lissa and Thom unpack Davis' decade of service in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Davis was among those present during...


Oct 15, 2022

The United States Oath of Citizenship is the destination of some of the brightest minds and biggest hearts that call our nation home.

Inspired by the naturalization ceremony at Ellis Island's Great Hall on Constitution Day 2022, this episode traces the paths of our hosts' ancestors.  We'd like to honor your family...


Oct 6, 2022

In a nation long ruled by its railroads, the need for even faster freight delivery has magnified their power.  For the citizens of 8 Chicago communities, that power may exact a great toll.

During this episode of the Crisis Cast, Lissa & Thom bring to light two of the voices behind the Coalition to Stop CPKC.  Kevin...