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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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Chicago, IL

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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

Growing up inside The Chicago Outfit

2/19/2024
Author Scott Hoffman joins Lisa Dent to talk about his new book Inside, which takes a look at the internal workings of the Outfit, an organized crime family which originated on the South Side of Chicago during prohibition and rose to power in the 1920s. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow […]

Duration:00:07:55

FDA approves Xolair for food allergies: What you need to know

2/19/2024
Dr. Amiinah Kung, an allergist-immunologist at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, joins Lisa Dent to discuss what people should know about the prescription medication, Xolair that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat severe reactions to food allergies. “Better knowledge means better health for you and your family. Turn to Northwestern Medicine […]

Duration:00:08:26

Will adding more traffic lights reduce fatal crashes in Illinois?

2/19/2024
Dr. Joseph Schwieterman, a professor at DePaul University’s School of Public Service, joins Lisa Dent to discuss why deadly traffic crashes have increased in Illinois last year and whether adding more traffic signals would solve the problem. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:10:10

Choosing the right conservator for your assets

2/16/2024
Elder law attorney Kerry Peck joins Lisa Dent to talk about what you should consider when you choose a conservator, what it means when you enter into a conservatorship agreement, and why it’s so important to choose someone who is committed to the longevity of a conservatorship. The family of Brian Wilson has filed to place […]

Duration:00:10:35

How you can help find forever homes for beagles rescued from testing lab

2/16/2024
Shannon Keith, the president and founder of the Beagle Freedom Project, joins Lisa Dent to talk about how they helped close a massive animal testing laboratory that housed more than 200 dogs and cats from cruel experimentation. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:03

Foodie Friday: Try a whole smoked gator at Frontier

2/16/2024
Brian Jupiter, James Beard Award semifinalist and Executive Chef of Frontier, joins Lisa Dent to talk about the various entrees you can experience when you visit for this year’s Chicago Black Restaurant Week. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:43

Ilyce Glink on President Biden’s latest student loan forgiveness proposal

2/16/2024
Ilyce Glink, financial journalist and CEO of Best Money Moves, joins Lisa Dent to talk about President Joe Biden’s latest proposal to expand student loan debt cancellation for people struggling to repay their debt and whether that plan will offer relief to borrowers. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

Duration:00:09:06

Foodie Friday: A guide to Chicago Black Restaurant Week

2/16/2024
Monica Eng, an award-winning reporter with Axios, joins Lisa Dent to give a guide of the various Black-owned restaurants you can visit for this year’s Chicago Black Restaurant Week. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:04:55

IHSA Director on girls flag football becoming an official high school sport

2/15/2024
IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson joins Lisa Dent to discuss the news of girls flag football finally becoming a high school sport in the state and why it’s so important for high school sports to be more inclusive. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:26

David Hochberg on high inflation and mortgage rates

2/15/2024
Mortgage and real estate expert David Hochberg joins Lisa Dent to explain why the average rate for a 30-year fixed loan increased past 7% and how it may impact your mortgage. David also answers all real estate-related questions from WGN Radio Listeners. David Hochberg hosts Home Sweet Home Chicago, heard Saturdays 10am-1pm on WGN Radio. Follow […]

Duration:00:14:43

Study finds syphilis cases in Chicago babies doubled in two years

2/15/2024
Dr. Sahera Dirajlal-Fargo, an infectious disease specialist at Lurie Children’s Hospital, joins Lisa Dent to talk about data released from the Chicago Department of Public Health which revealed cases of syphilis in newborns doubled in the city in just two years and why it’s important that individuals protect themselves from this curable sexually-transmitted disease. Follow […]

Duration:00:06:36

Join Lisa Dent for the ultimate Canadian adventure of a lifetime

2/14/2024
Gary Moeller, the owner of Ballard’s Black Island Resort, joins Lisa Dent to talk about how you can join her on an elite journey to Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Sunday August 11th to Friday August 16th. This package includes: Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:06:35

A look into the Uber, Lyft Valentine’s Day strike

2/14/2024
Steven Everett, co-founder of the Independent Drivers Guild of Illinois, joins Lisa Dent to explain why rideshare drivers in Chicago are joining others across 10 cities at major airports in demonstrations on Valentine’s Day. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:05

Valentine’s Day: A WGN Radio listener’s story on meeting the love of her life

2/14/2024
WGN Radio listener Grace called in to The Lisa Dent Show to share her touching story of meeting her husband in London who was in the U.S. Air Force 68 years ago, and how she knew from the moment she met him he was the love of her life. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on […]

Duration:00:05:00

Is it time to end road tests for seniors in Illinois?

2/14/2024
IL State Rep. Joyce Mason (D-61st) joins Lisa Dent to explain why she introduced a bill that would end the requirement for senior drivers to take road tests and why Illinois remains to be the only state to require seniors to take the test. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 […]

Duration:00:08:29

Clayton Harris III on why he should be the next Cook County State’s Attorney

2/14/2024
Clayton Harris III, a former prosecutor who is now running for Cook County State’s Attorney, joins Lisa Dent to explain why he should be the one to replace Kim Foxx as the county’s top prosecutor. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:06

The reason pigeons should no longer be considered the ‘dirty bird’

2/13/2024
John Bates, the curator of birds at the Field Museum, joins Lisa Dent to talk about the history of pigeons in Chicago and why the bird seems to be having a resurgence with bird-lovers online. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:40

Tuesdays with Tom Skilling: How long will we continue above average temps?

2/13/2024
WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling joins Lisa Dent to give this week’s weather forecast, whether you’ll need to bundle up for Valentine’s Day, and if our above-average winter temps will continue for the month of February. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:15:25

Ald. Lopez slams Mayor Johnson’s plan to end ShotSpotter deal

2/13/2024
15th Ward Alderman Ray Lopez joins Lisa Dent to explain why he thinks Mayor Brandon Johnson’s plan to cancel the city-wide ShotSpotter program is wrong and a danger to public safety. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:52

Howard Tullman on how to properly close a business

2/13/2024
Howard Tullman, general managing partner for G2T3V, LLC and for the Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC, joins Lisa Dent to talk about his latest article in INC Magazine that focuses on why 2024 will be the year that some entrepreneurs will have to close their doors, and why there’s actually a proper way to end […]

Duration:00:08:21