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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.

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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Rare ‘lunar occultation’ will be visible in Chicago Wednesday

12/6/2022
Adler Planetarium Director of Public Observing Michelle Nichols joins Lisa Dent to explain what a lunar occultation is, how often it happens, and how you can see it Wednesday evening. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:06:15

Tuesdays with Tom Skilling: Will we see a white Christmas in Chicago?

12/6/2022
WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling joins Lisa Dent to give this week’s weather forecast, and whether we will get snow in time for Christmas this year. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:07

Why Tesla’s biggest threat isn’t China

12/6/2022
Howard Tullman, general managing partner for G2T3V, LLC and for the Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC, joins Lisa Dent to explain why Elon Musk’s micromanaging of Twitter, and Space X may result in market decline at his third company Tesla. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:04

Is the workplace a good place for gift giving?

12/5/2022
Akilah Easter, a culture and etiquette expert, answers a few holiday gift giving questions with Lisa Dent, especially related to the proper etiquette of giving gifts to your bosses and coworkers. If you’re looking to impress your family and friends this holiday season and all year, reach out at AkilahSiti.com to hone your life skills.

Duration:00:09:22

Help Ukrainians get through winter with Door County Candle Company

12/5/2022
Christiana Trapani, the owner of Door County Candle Company, joins Lisa Dent to talk about how her company is taking care of citizens in her family’s home country of Ukraine. You can help by purchasing a Ukraine tin candle here and they’ll send one to Ukraine just in time for winter.

Duration:00:06:37

Christine McVie’s instruments sell at auction

12/5/2022
Martin Nolan, the Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer at Julien’s Auctions, joins Lisa Dent to talk about the auction of Fleetwood Mac singer Christine McVie’s instruments that coincidentally happened just days after she died at the age of 79. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:11

Joseph Kahne: Growing distrust and conflict with our school educators

12/5/2022
Joseph Kahne, the Professor of Education and co-director of the Civic Engagement Research Group at UC Riverside US, joins Lisa Dent to talk about a recent study saying various factors including the political climate are making teaching rather difficult for principals and teachers across the country. You can read the full report here.

Duration:00:09:11

Search for missing Berwyn man continues

12/5/2022
Lisa Dent is joined by Esnelia Vargas, daughter of a missing Berwyn man with advanced Alzheimer’s, in an effort to find him and bring him home. His name is Jose Guadalupe Arevalo, but he is well known in his community as Don Pepe the Mechanic. If you have seen him or have some additional information, […]

Duration:00:07:16

Rep. Bob Morgan addresses the assault weapon problem

12/5/2022
Illinois State Rep. (58th) Bob Morgan joins Lisa Dent to comment on the new bill that aims to address ease of access to assault weapons, the urgency to ban them and raise the buying age of all weapons to 21.

Duration:00:06:10

Holiday cocktail and drink trends

12/2/2022
Bridget Albert, the senior director of external communications at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, joins Lisa Dent to share great cocktail recipes for that perfect holiday party. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:06:29

The reason your pet gets sick on carpet, and not tile

12/2/2022
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. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:15:18

Rep. Kam Buckner on the amended SAFE-T Act

12/2/2022
Illinois State Rep. (26th) and mayoral candidate Kam Buckner joins Lisa Dent to explain what people should know about some of the major changes that were made to Illinois’ SAFE-T Act that’s set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2023. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:25

Millions of laundry, cleaning products recalled due to bacteria risk

12/2/2022
Teresa Murray, a consumer watchdog with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), joins Lisa Dent to discuss the recall of Laundress cleaning products because of possible bacterial contamination. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:07

Can you trust shopping on social media?

12/1/2022
'You just can't trust these ads,' says expert who advises to avoid them altogether.

Duration:00:07:51

Smoque BBQ falls victim to DoorDash scammers

12/1/2022
Barry Sorkin, the co-owner of Smoque BBQ in Old Irving Park, joins Lisa Dent to explain how scammers were able to create a fake DoorDash account in the company’s name in order to trick unsuspecting custumers out of their cash when they placed an order on the fake account. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on […]

Duration:00:08:03

The difference between RSV, COVID-19, and the flu

12/1/2022
Medical director at Lurie Children's discusses these viruses and overlap in symptoms.

Duration:00:07:00

Dogs will soon be able to play video games

12/1/2022
Dersim Avdar, co-founder of Joipaw, joins Lisa Dent to discuss how the innovative program was developed to help canines improve their cognitive and physical stimulation through a console tailored for them. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:13

Why organ donations rise around motorcycle rallies

12/1/2022
Dr. David Cron, a clinical fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, joins Lisa Dent to discuss a study he led which revealed that organ donations tend to increase during major U.S. motorcycle rallies due to crashes. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:51

Piano prodigy Brandon Goldberg on playing with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra

11/30/2022
17-year-old pianist Brandon Goldberg joins Lisa Dent to talk about his early beginnings, his music career, and his upcoming performance with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra for a musical tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Studebaker Theater Sunday, Dec. 4. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:19

Will Perdue on Coby White finding his rhythm with the Bulls

11/30/2022
Will Perdue, former Bulls player and current Bulls analyst for NBC Sports Chicago, joins Lisa Dent to talk about the Bulls’ chances of winning tonight against the Phoenix Suns. Follow The Lisa Dent Show on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:51