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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

The reason Chicago is referred to as ‘Chiraq’

2/7/2023
Brandon del Pozo, a Brown University researcher and former New York City cop, joins Lisa Dent to talk about a recent study that found that some parts of the city are deadlier for military-aged young men than what soldiers faced in war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow […]

Duration:00:07:50

Terry Savage’s take on the Fed raising interest rates again

2/7/2023
Terry Savage, nationally syndicated financial columnist and author, joins Lisa Dent to discuss what’s next for the economy and households following Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s announcement to raise interest rates by a quarter-of-a-percentage-point. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:21

Tuesdays with Tom Skilling: Tom’s personal connection to the earthquake in Turkey

2/7/2023
WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling joins Lisa Dent to give this week’s weather forecast, and if the mild temps will last over the weekend. Tom also talks about the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that ripped through Turkey and Syria, and his brother Mark who moved to the region in the 1990s. Follow The Lisa Dent Show […]

Duration:00:13:18

Howard Tullman: Why sending money via mail is a waste of time for charities

2/7/2023
Howard Tullman, general managing partner for G2T3V, LLC and for the Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC, joins Lisa Dent to explain why sending money through direct mail isn’t the best way for charities to get your attention, and doesn’t motivate people to give. This conversation with Howard Tullman is sponsored by Career Vision. Follow The Lisa […]

Duration:00:06:48

Rolling Meadows High School student Kate Foley attending State of the Union as guest of First Lady Dr. Jill Biden

2/7/2023
Kate Foley, a 10th grade student from Rolling Meadows High School, joins Lisa Dent to talk about how her quest to pursue a career as a biomedical engineer and a meeting with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden led to her being invited to attend tonight’s State of the Union address. Follow The Lisa Dent Show […]

Duration:00:05:50

Here’s why you should strive to have more fun

2/6/2023
Catherine Price, the author of The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, joins Lisa Dent to talk about what fun actually is and why it’s essential to have in your everyday life. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:11

The truth about men and loneliness

2/6/2023
Dr. Geoffrey Grief, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, joins Lisa Dent to talk about how certain fears, stigmas, and lack of emotional support contribute to the epidemic of loneliness in men. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:56

Chicago-area shelter set to participate in Puppy Bowl XIX

2/6/2023
Kim Thomas, the marketing manager at One Tail at a Time Adoption Center, joins Lisa Dent to talk about Ziggy and Jersey’s upcoming appearance in Puppy Bowl XIX and how you can watch the competition this Sunday. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:05:12

Should inmates get reduced sentences for organ donation? Lawmakers in Massachusetts think so

2/6/2023
Matt Shout, a reporter with the Boston Globe, joins Lisa Dent to talk about a proposed bill in Massachusetts that would give inmates anywhere from 60 days to a year off their prison sentence if that individual agrees to donate bone marrow or an organ. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow […]

Duration:00:08:56

Brandon Johnson on his plan to fight violent crime

2/6/2023
Cook County Commissioner and mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson joins Lisa Dent to discuss his plan to confront violent crime in the city that includes ending the ShotSpotter contract, promoting new detectives, and firing police officers that are affiliated with hate groups. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:58

Have room in your home for a dog? Displaced canines from Texas seek shelter

2/6/2023
Kristina Rosinia, the Chief Operating Officer for PAWS Chicago, joins Lisa Dent to discuss how the shelter received 33 dogs from five Houston-area shelters that were forced to relocate after severe weather caused building damage. To learn more about adopting or fostering one of the rescues, visit PawsChicago.org. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow […]

Duration:00:05:45

Rep. Mike Quigley on suspected Chinese spy balloon floating in U.S. airspace

2/3/2023
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL5) joins Lisa Dent to discuss a suspected high-altitude Chinese surveillance balloon that has been drifting over the United States and what action the Pentagon should take. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:50

More parents are paying at least one monthly bill for their adult children

2/3/2023
Elizabeth Short, vice president of marketing for Chartway, joins Lisa Dent to explain why parents still pick up one or more of their adult child’s monthly bills, or provide them financial support. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:43

National ‘Wear Red Day’ raises awareness for women’s heart health

2/3/2023
In honor of National Wear Red Day, Dr. Bryan Smith who is a cardiologist with the University of Chicago Medicine, joins Lisa Dent to explain why heart disease is the number-one killer of women. Also, Dr. Smith talks about the warning signs of a heart attack and explains how symptoms can present differently in women and […]

Duration:00:09:32

The Chicago ‘Name a Snowplow’ reveals top 7 vote-getters

2/3/2023
Cole Stallard, the Commissioner for Chicago Streets and Sanitation, joins Lisa Dent to talk about the top seven vote-getters in the city’s Name a Snowplow contest. The competition garnered over 80,000 votes for snowplow names. Here are the 7 names that received the most votes: Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 […]

Duration:00:09:10

DePaul filmmaker produces documentary on Bears’ possible move to Arlington Heights

2/2/2023
DePaul University film student Ryan Deitch, joins Lisa Dent to talk about how he came up with the idea to produce The Handoff — A Look into The Bears’ Possible Exodus from Chicago, which examines the topic from different perspectives and showcases what the future might hold for Chicago and its beloved football team. Follow […]

Duration:00:08:58

Have a Hyundai or Kia? A Skokie mechanic has a device to prevent thefts

2/2/2023
Noam Sigler, the owner of Sigler’s Auto Center in Skokie, joins Lisa Dent to explain how he started installing RFID push-button kits as a way to prevent car thieves from starting certain Hyundai and Kia models with a USB cord. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:54

Dept. of Energy’s proposed efficiency standards rekindle gas stove debate

2/2/2023
Abe Scarr, the director of Illinois PIRG, joins Lisa Dent to discuss proposed regulations by the U.S. Department of Energy that would call for new efficiency standards for consumer cooking appliances and whether those standards would lead to a gas stove ban. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:09

Black History Month: DuSable Museum honors Steppin’ pioneer DJ Sam Chatman

2/2/2023
DuSable Museum's Dr. Kim Dulaney details Steppin' and the impact of Margaret Burroughs.

Duration:00:09:18

Corona Chen on being finalist in nation’s most prestigious math and science competition

2/2/2023
Corona Chen, a student from the University of Chicago Laboratory High School, joins Lisa Dent to discuss how she became one of the finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The competition is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors, where they present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists. Follow […]

Duration:00:09:25