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The Crisis Cast

Sep 19, 2023

In this episode, we contemplate the unthinkable for Chicago sports fans.  What if we were a city with just one Major League Baseball team?  OUR team won't have it.

Lissa Druss and Thom Serafin get out our Crisis Cast "whiteboard" to brainstorm solutions and locations for a White Sox ballpark village.  Hint:  It isn't...

Sep 6, 2023

Time to get back to examining public trust in state government, through the reign of the former Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan.

In this episode, Lissa Druss and Thom Serafin bring Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune back to our chat room.  Ray spent nearly three weeks covering the perjury...

Aug 21, 2023

When is silence golden?  That is perhaps the most nuanced question, when it comes to crisis communications.

During this episode, we use our Crisis Cast Whiteboard to grade how Northwestern University has been communicating publicly, during the crises in its athletic department.  Lissa Druss & Thom Serafin also interpret...

Aug 9, 2023

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the world’s premier interfaith convening of civic, spiritual, and grassroots changemakers.  It's roots are in Chicago, where it first convened during the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

During this episode of the Crisis Cast, Lissa Druss & Thom Serafin document the...

Jul 31, 2023

Renowned forensic accounting expert Kelly Richmond Pope shows fraud in action, uncovering what makes perps tick -- and she returns to the Crisis Cast to define the archetypes of the fraudster.  Kelly also applauds the bravery of whistleblowers, and explains their peril.

With Lissa Druss on assignment, Thom Serafin...