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The Crisis Cast

Mar 23, 2022

Great crisis leaders do more than assess a need. They take action.  

Mark Doyle is a doer.  With a broad vision and selfless wisdom he dreamed up Rags of Honor.  His non-profit has a long history of getting homeless veterans back on their feet.

In this episode of the Crisis Cast, Mark walks us through a harrowing...

Mar 16, 2022

Ray Long, was cub reporter at the Statehouse in Springfield when he first encountered former Speaker of the Illinois House, Michael Madigan, during the 1980s.  Long’s book, The House That Madigan Built, is the definitive account of a machine politician who led a vast patronage army.

In this episode, Lissa Druss and...

Mar 12, 2022

During this bonus episode, The Crisis Cast goes on location with Garry McCarthy former Chicago Police Superintendant.

This conversation asks a critical question.  Is political manipulation of law enforcement driving the increase in violent crime?  A must-hear chat with Lissa Druss and Thom Serafin from the floor of a...

Mar 8, 2022

Ambassador Ronald Gidwitz gives us a rare glimpse into the modern European Union.  What were Vladimir Putin's biggest miscalculations when he unleashed war on Ukraine?  Who are the EU players to monitor most closely?  What will Russia inherit by Putin's actions?

Lissa Druss and Thom Serafin get the answers to these...

Mar 1, 2022

One of the most devastating realities of 'sheltering in place' during COVID times ... was for those whose only shelter was home to violence.

During this episode, Lissa Druss & Thom Serafin dig deep on the crisis of domestic violence.  Mutual Ground's Michelle Meyer and Cynthia Kieckhefer of the Batavia Women's Club...