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The Crisis Cast

Jul 19, 2021

Pat Quinn is a former Governor of Illinois, with a clear purpose. His goal has always been, to collect autographs.  Names on petitions to be clear.  As the founder of the Coalition for Political Honestry, Governor Quinn has advocated for putting 'governing' into the hands of voters.

In conversation about our 'voting'...


Jun 29, 2021

Hospitality is something that both connects and serves communities.  It is a tactical concept that has worked in Chicago's 44th Ward since 2002, when Tom Tunney was first elected alderman.

In this episode of The Crisis Cast, Alderman Tunney shares the secrets of his long journey as an entrepreneur turned...


Jun 23, 2021

If you were to take a course in 'wearing your heart on your sleeve', you'd be assigned to read the works of John Kass.

How did this son of a Chicago butcher and former merchant marine become the lead columnist for the iconic Chicago Tribune? In this episode of the Crisis Cast, you'll find out.  Lissa Druss and Thom...


Jun 2, 2021

LaShawn Ford's story is remarkable. It began in the public housing projects of Chicago, and his ability to speak truth to power is fueled with compassion.  

In this episode of The Crisis Cast, Thom & Lissa hear from this former public school teacher who has served 14 years in the Illinois General Assembly.  Rep. Ford...


May 7, 2021

George Ryan is a plain spoken pharmacist turned politician.  He also happens to be the former Governor of Illinois. Life and death are at the center of this conversation on The Crisis Cast.

In this episode, Thom & Lissa uncover the emotional journey of a law and order conservative, who went from supporting the...