Lisa Dent | WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own

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A native of Rockford, Lisa Dent began her radio career in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin in 1981. She has worked at stations in Minneapolis, San Diego, Seattle, and Houston. Dent returned to Chicago in 2002 and previously hosted at country music stations WUSN 99.5, US99, and Big 95.5. Lisa Dent was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2016.

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A native of Rockford, Lisa Dent began her radio career in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin in 1981. She has worked at stations in Minneapolis, San Diego, Seattle, and Houston. Dent returned to Chicago in 2002 and previously hosted at country music stations WUSN 99.5, US99, and Big 95.5. Lisa Dent was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2016.

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English


Episodes

Tony Romanucci on disbanded Memphis Scorpion unit

1/30/2023
Tony Romanucci, the Chicago-based attorney representing the Nichols family, joins Lisa Dent to explain why he believes the five officers fired and charged in Tyre Nichols’s death should be held accountable for their actions, and why those actions point to a bigger problem with the department. A sixth Memphis police officer has also been relieved […]

Duration:00:09:41

Jam Productions owner on why Live Nation and Ticketmaster control the live entertainment industry

1/30/2023
Jerry Mickelson, the owner of Jam Productions, joins Lisa Dent to explain how Live Nation and Ticketmaster has a monopoly on the live entertainment industry since merging in 2010, resulting in an iron grip on ticket sales that overcharges consumers. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:11:26

Who’s looking for missing women and girls on Chicago’s South Side?

1/30/2023
Michael Taylor, the publisher for the South Suburban News, joins Lisa Dent to explain why he’s shining a light on missing Black women and girls on Chicago’s South Side. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:06:40

Homeschool Nazi curriculum created by online group spark outrage

1/30/2023
HuffPost Senior Reporter Christopher Mathias, joins Lisa Dent to discuss a story out of Columbus, Ohio where an online group called the Dissident Homeschool, are providing resources for parents who want to teach their children to be Nazis. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:25

Utility corruption in Illinois? The reason behind soaring shutoffs in the state

1/30/2023
David Kolata, the executive director of the Citizens Utility Board, joins Lisa Dent to explain why Chicago-area electricity and gas suppliers are among national leaders in cutting off consumers for nonpayment, and whether corruption is the reason behind the rising rates. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:42

There’s now an edible QR code tag to detect fake whiskey

1/27/2023
Young Kim, associate head for research and an associate professor in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, joins Lisa Dent to discuss how his team of engineers developed a QR code on an edible silk tag that manufacturers can place in bottles of whiskey to detect whether the alcohol is fake. Follow The Lisa Dent Show […]

Duration:00:07:01

Lisa Curcio Gaston on being Chicago Yacht Club’s 1st female commodore

1/27/2023
Lisa Curcio Gaston, Commodore of the Chicago Yacht Club, joins Lisa Dent to discuss her journey from getting involved in boating in the 1970s to becoming the club’s first woman commodore in its history. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:05:53

The real reason why your dog eats grass

1/27/2023
Dr. Dana Varble, chief veterinary officer for the North American Veterinary Community, joins Lisa Dent to answer all pet-related questions from WGN Radio listeners. Plus, Dr. Varble explains the reason why your dog is eating grass. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:15:00

Max Armstrong: Group of pro athletes buy $5 million farm in Iowa

1/27/2023
Longtime WGN agriculture-business reporter Max Armstrong joins Lisa Dent to talk about an agriculture purchase in Iowa that was made by a group of professional athletes, which includes Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, Celtics power forward Blake Griffin, and others for $5 million. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

Duration:00:07:34

Study reveals 3 Chicago-area oil refineries are among the worst polluters in the country

1/27/2023
Chicago Tribune reporter Michael Hawthorne joins Lisa Dent to discuss a study done by the Environmental Integrity Project, which revealed BP Whiting in Indiana, ExxonMobil Joliet and Citgo in Lemont are dumping toxic chemicals into Lake Michigan and other waterways. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:09

Why Anderson Humane is leading animal welfare organization in Elgin

1/26/2023
Dean Daubert, the Chief Operations Officer at Anderson Humane in Elgin, joins Lisa Dent to discuss how they help bring people and animals together for good and how they help pet owners provide the best care possible for their special animal. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:05:36

Listen to your heart: Heart attack symptoms everyone should know

1/26/2023
Dr. Micah Eimer, a cardiologist at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins Lisa Dent to explain what warning signs we must be aware of, and how heart attacks can be prevented. “Better knowledge means better health for you and your family. Turn to Northwestern Medicine at nm.org/healthbeatnews for health tips, research and more.” Follow The Lisa Dent […]

Duration:00:12:52

Why are some Chicago restaurants still adding 20% surcharge to your bill?

1/26/2023
Sam Toia, President and CEO, Illinois Restaurant Association, joins Lisa Dent to respond to an article in the Chicago Sun-Times which reported that 39 of the 362 restaurants participating in the 16th Annual Chicago Restaurant Week were adding a surcharge ranging from 3% to 20%. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow […]

Duration:00:05:31

Have your next special event at The Haight in Elgin

1/26/2023
Kari Haight, the owner of The Haight in Elgin, joins Lisa Dent to talk about the many amenities they have to offer if you’re planning on hosting a wedding or small event. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:45

Ways to secure your home for less

1/26/2023
Kevin Brasler, Executive Editor at Consumers’​ Checkbook, joins Lisa Dent to talk about ways to optimize your home security system for an affordable price, as thieves use more sophisticated methods to get into homes. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:05

Lords Park Zoo is the perfect family place to explore in Elgin

1/26/2023
Mike Adams, the crew leader at Lords Park Zoo, joins Lisa Dent to talk about the history of the Elgin location, and the many activities you and your family can enjoy. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:06:02

Want to speak to the manager? There’s a chance you won’t speak to anyone

1/26/2023
Emily Stewart, business reporter for Vox Media, joins Lisa Dent to explain why more and more businesses are making it more difficult for consumers to make calls to customer service, or eliminating phone-based customer service altogether. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:26

To tip or not to tip: Has tipping gotten out of control?

1/25/2023
Ted Rossman, senior industry analyst at Bankrate.com, joins Anna Davlantes (filling-in for Lisa Dent) to explain why tipping has gotten out of control as more businesses implement digital payment methods. Also, Rossman explains when it’s appropriate to leave a tip. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:21

Will Perdue on the Bulls blowing lead in loss to the Pacers

1/25/2023
Will Perdue, former Bulls player and current Bulls analyst for NBC Sports Chicago, joins Anna Davlantes (filling-in for Lisa Dent) to discuss the Chicago Bulls’ 110-116 loss to the Indiana Pacers and what needs to change so they can consistently win. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:33

Mayor Lightfoot unveils Public Safety Center for first responders

1/25/2023
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joins Anna Davlantes (filling-in for Lisa Dent) to discuss the new state-of-the-art Public Training Center that will be utilized for both new and experienced police, fire, and other public safety personnel. Mayor Lightfoot also discusses why she feels she is the best choice for mayor in the upcoming election, Feb. 28th. […]

Duration:00:10:19