Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The Crisis Cast

Apr 9, 2024

While the March '24 primary revealed a disappointing truth in voter participation – it reinforced a shift in ideology within Chicago's neighborhoods and some collar suburbs. Research and public policy analyst Frank Calabrese returns to the Crisis Cast to share what his maps predict about voter trends.
 
During this...


Apr 1, 2024

In the spring of 2021, Lissa & Thom introduced us to a foursome of teens from Naperville Central High School on a mission. They saw their peers suffering through depression, and took action.

Through a support group called Beyond Charity – they went on a mission to stop the stigmas associated with mental illness....


Mar 25, 2024

As the 2024 major league baseball season opens, Lissa & Thom take a look at the crisis facing the Chicago White Sox. We have one of the coolest heads in the room join us for a conversation about where the South Siders might call home. 

David Haugh has been the co-host of the morning show on WSCR since 2018. Known for...


Mar 19, 2024

Once again, we dive into Lissa & Thom's roots in journalism to further explore the challenges of 21st century newsrooms. During this this episode, the Crisis Cast probes a guide to being tenacious, but fair with ABC7's political reporter Craig Wall. With more than 25 years of covering Chicago news and politics, Wall...


Mar 11, 2024

Chicago Tribune investigative reporter Ray Long makes a return visit to the Crisis Cast to prep Lissa & Thom for the upcoming trial of former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. 
 
During this episode we take a deeper dive into the "minds" that surrounded Madigan, and his unparalleled career in state government. Long...