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The Crisis Cast

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...