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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

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

Cancer vaccines are closer to becoming a reality in Chicago

2/1/2023
Chad Mirkin, a professor and director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University, joins Lisa Dent to to explain how scientists at the university are using nanotechnology to improve the way cancer vaccines work. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:32

Is it really that easy to steal zoo animals?

2/1/2023
Ed Hansen, the chief executive of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, joins Lisa Dent to discuss why people steal exotic animals after the rash of recent animal thefts at two zoos. Twelve squirrel monkeys have been stolen from a zoo in Louisiana and two emperor tamarin monkeys that were stolen from the Dallas Zoo were […]

Duration:00:06:48

Will Perdue on Bulls blowing another lead in 108-103 loss to Clippers

2/1/2023
Will Perdue, former Bulls player and current Bulls analyst for NBC Sports Chicago, joins Lisa Dent to analyze the Chicago Bulls’ 108-103 loss the the L.A. Clippers and whether they can get their act together before they faceoff against the Charlotte Hornets. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

Duration:00:08:13

U-46 Superintendent Sanders on being named the next state Superintendent of Education

2/1/2023
Tony Sanders, the Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent, joins Lisa Dent to discuss his plans for helping schools, educators, and students when he takes on his new role later this month as the Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:21

Dr. Arwady on the end of COVID health emergency

1/31/2023
'The resources will probably look a little different,' says CDPH commissioner.

Duration:00:11:27

What happens when Marine and Navy veterans try Malört for the first time?

1/31/2023
After discussing a clip from The Kelly Clarkson Show, WGN Radio’s creative services director and U.S. Navy veteran Ernie Scatton teams up with U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Lisa Dent Show producer Brian Althimer to take on a new mission: trying Jeppson’s Malört for the very first time. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow […]

Duration:00:07:36

Tuesdays with Tom Skilling: How long will the city be in a deep freeze?

1/31/2023
WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling, joins Lisa Dent to give this week’s weather forecast, and tells us whether the below zero temps will last over the weekend. Also, Tom reveals if he’s ever tried Malört. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:25

How to see the once-in-a-lifetime green comet in Chicago

1/31/2023
Adler Planetarium Director of Public Observing Michelle Nichols, joins Lisa Dent to talk about a rare green comet passing Earth this week. The comet was last seen during the Stone Age. How to spot the comet: Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:06:42

Howard Tullman: Say nothing at your own peril

1/31/2023
Howard Tullman, general managing partner for G2T3V, LLC and for the Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC, joins Lisa Dent to explain why in these political times, businesses cannot afford to stay silent as Congress handles the looming debt ceiling crisis. This conversation with Howard Tullman is sponsored by Career Vision. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on […]

Duration:00:09:05

Despite concerns, migrants could begin moving into vacant Woodlawn school

1/31/2023
36th Ward Alderman Gilbert Villegas joins Lisa Dent to explain why plans to move migrants into an abandoned school in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood are being met with intense opposition from area residents. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:50

Joe Brand on Blackhawks great Bobby Hull

1/30/2023
Joe Brand, host of Blackhawks Live and Chicago Blackhawks pregame and postgame on WGN Radio, joins Lisa Dent to remember the life and legacy of Hockey Hall of Famer and Stanley Cup champion Bobby Hull who died at the age of 84. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

Duration:00:09:46

Video raises concerns about medical response to Tyre Nichols

1/30/2023
NewsNation correspondent Alex Caprariello, who is in Memphis, joins Lisa Dent to discuss questions surrounding the medical response following the beating of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police, and whether EMTs could have saved his life the night of January 7th. Three EMTs who responded to the fatal beating of Nichols were fired after an internal investigation. Follow […]

Duration:00:07:19

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