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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

National Margarita Day: Making the perfect margarita

2/22/2024
Benjamin Benedict, lead bartender at Bodega Taqueria, joins Lisa Dent to give WGN Radio listeners tips on making that perfect margarita for National Margarita Day. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:37

Women’s Live Artist Studio at Navy Pier showcases local women artists

2/22/2024
Dana Todd Pope & Martha A. Wade, the co-founders of the Women’s Live Artist Studio, joins Lisa Dent to talk about their organization that can be seen at Navy Pier that features 30 local women artists. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:36

Rae Kaplan on President Biden’s latest round of student loan forgiveness

2/22/2024
Rae Kaplan, attorney at Kaplan Law, joins Lisa Dent to explain what the Biden administration’s latest moves to cancel another $1.2 billion in student debt for more than 150,000 borrowers and what it means for people who may qualify for forgiveness. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:44

What’s behind the rising insurance premiums in Illinois?

2/22/2024
Abe Scarr, the director of the Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), joins Lisa Dent to explain why there needs to be legislation to implement an insurance rate review process for homes and automobiles in the state as insurance premiums continue to skyrocket. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

Duration:00:08:41

AT&T outage is resolved, but what caused the nationwide outage?

2/22/2024
Cybersecurity expert and co-founder of Sugarshot Scott Spiro joins Lisa Dent to talk about the nationwide AT&T network outage that left thousands of customers without service and what could be behind the disruption. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:27

American Airlines passenger on duct-taping unruly man mid-flight

2/21/2024
Blaze Ward, one of the passengers on board American Airlines flight 1219, joins Lisa Dent to talk about how he and other passengers had to duct-tape an unruly man who tried to open the plane door mid-flight. Ward was one of the first passengers to wrestle the man down. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on […]

Duration:00:07:02

Peter Greenberg on why airlines will charge more for baggage fees

2/21/2024
Peter Greenberg, travel expert and host of Eye on Travel on WGN Radio, joins Lisa Dent to talk about American Airlines decision to raise their baggage fees, and why more airlines will follow suit. Peter also talks about why there’s an uptick in mid-air incidents during travel. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow […]

Duration:00:08:28

The push to invest in disability services in Illinois

2/21/2024
Josh Evans, President & CEO of the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, joins Lisa Dent to explain why Gov. Pritzker’s new budget proposal does little to invest in disability services and why it’s so important to do so. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:10

Ald. O’Shea on helping Chicago police officers buy bulletproof vests

2/21/2024
19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea joins Lisa Dent to talk about the Get Behind the Vest pancake breakfast in an effort to help Chicago police officers buy a bulletproof vest. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Should we be concerned when debris falls from space?

2/21/2024
Hunter Miller, an astronomy educator at the Adler Planetarium, joins Lisa Dent to talk about a defunct European satellite that entered the Earth’s atmosphere and whether people should be concerned when debris falls from space. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:03

David Hochberg on the 2024 ‘Vest-a-Thon’ radiothon

2/21/2024
Mortgage and real estate expert David Hochberg joins Lisa Dent to talk about this year’s “Vest-a-Thon” radiothon this Saturday, February 24, 10 am to 1 pm, to support the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Get Behind the Vest. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:28

What makes Pequod’s Pizza the best in the nation?

2/20/2024
Pequod’s Pizza General Manager Sean Asbra joins Lisa Dent to talk about landing the number one spot on Yelp’s list of the best 100 pizza places in the U.S. and how they will offer pizzas in a different suburb throughout the week. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

Duration:00:10:36

Dr. Jim Adams on the rare adverse effects of COVID-19 vaccine

2/20/2024
Dr. Jim Adams, Chief Medical Officer of Northwestern Medicine, joins Lisa Dent to discuss the latest global study on the COVID-19 vaccine and it’s rare link to occurrences of heart, brain and blood disorders. “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 […]

Duration:00:07:15

Terry Savage on last minute tax deductions

2/20/2024
Terry Savage, nationally syndicated financial columnist and author, joins Lisa Dent to talk about last-minute tax deductions you can do to reduce your tax bill or boost your tax refund. Terry also answers all money-related questions from WGN Radio listeners. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:26

Tuesdays with Tom Skilling: Happy birthday Tom!

2/20/2024
WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling joins Lisa Dent to give this week’s weather forecast, and tells us if the Chicagoland area will experience the first 60° day of 2024. The Lisa Dent Show staff also pays tribute to Tom Skilling’s 72nd birthday. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

Duration:00:16:18

Illinois coyote mating season: What you should know

2/20/2024
Chris Anchor, senior wildlife biologist with the Forest Preserves of Cook County, joins Lisa Dent to talk about what people should know about coyotes, as their mating season is underway. Anchor discusses what owners of small dogs should know about coyotes and why you shouldn’t leave them unattended. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow […]

Duration:00:09:18

Former Gov. Quinn warns of using taxpayer dollars for new White Sox ballpark

2/20/2024
Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn joins Lisa Dent to explain why it’s a bad idea for Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf to ask for $1 billion in public money to build a new stadium in the South Loop. Quinn also offers his critique on how Brandon Johnson is doing as Mayor of Chicago. Follow […]

Duration:00:08:55

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