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The Crisis Cast

Aug 3, 2022

What's it like to trailblaze through the gauntlet of public opinion? Is there a need to harness the opinion-based news reporting.  Should that even be a thing?  All of these are questions Kristen McQueary is poised to answer.  Lissa Druss and Thom Serafin will dig deep on these topics and more with this form member of...


Jul 13, 2022

This visit to the Crisis Cast chat room isn't as much a "part two" as it is a case study.  Former U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski returns to share what it takes for independent candidates to get on the ballot.  It is an unreasonable and uphill climb.

During this follow-up conversation with Thom Serafin, Lipinski explains...


Jul 10, 2022

In a recent commentary for the Chicago Tribune, former Congressman Dan Lipinski wrote "our two failing parties need to be shaken up by independents."

During this episode of The Crisis Cast, Lissa & Thom get to the heart of the legislative gridlock in Washington -- our immovable party lines.  While Lipinski ponders a...


Jun 26, 2022

Greg Hinz proudly states his purpose on the planet is to keep "them" honest.  In this case, "them" is elected officials across Illinois, and in his hometown of Chicago.

During this visit to the chat room, Lissa & Thom get a major download on Illinois' summertime primary election.  Plus, Greg grades the performance of...


Jun 23, 2022

Syndicated columnist and lifelong scribe John Kass, returns to The Crisis Cast to share his dream. Drawing upon an image crafted by Norman Rockwell, Kass wants us all to speak freely, again.  Without fear of cancellation.

Plus, Lissa & Thom take a walk through John's 'process' for writing his columns at...