Live at Susquehanna University, with former NBA current SMU Mustangs coach Larry Brown, National PTA Male Engagement, Special Olympics initiative, and more

Adam Ritz and legendary coach Larry Brown

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Adam with Susquehanna University student athletes

Adam with Susquehanna University student athletes

We begin with a live audience at Susquehanna University and learn about a Children’s Hospital service program with the SU student athletes. Our feature interview comes from Dallas TX with Larry Brown, SMU basketball coach, with his 50 years of experience of being a college athlete, pro athlete, college coach, NBA coach, and father and husband. Listen to find out about Larry’s philanthropy including working with Paul Newman and The Painted Turtle camp and the Dragonfly Forest for Autism. Segments include learning about The Male Engagement program with the National Parent Teachers Association to engage fathers in their child’s education, and spreading awareness of a high school program with The Special Olympics.

Adam Ritz and legendary coach Larry Brown

Adam Ritz and legendary coach Larry Brown

Live from Lock Haven University, with Penn State’s Eric Shrive, Janice Kessler, Child Obesity PSA, and more

Eric Shrive from Penn State Football and Uplifting Athletes

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Lock Haven University

We begin with a live audience at Lock Haven University to honor the students for their work with the Make A Wish Foundation. Our feature interview is with Penn State football player Eric Shrive, as he was honored nationally for his work with Uplifting Athletes to raise money for rare diseases. Segments include: learning about alcohol addiction from Sacred Heart University health and wellness director Janice Kessler; a Child Obesity PSA with the students at Waldorf College; and Music For Life, an organization to help spread the message of Suicide Prevention.

Eric Shrive from Penn State Football and Uplifting Athletes

Eric Shrive from Penn State Football and Uplifting Athletes

Live at Penn State Altoona, with former NFL player David Thornton, Georgia Bulldogs’ Ron Courson, Miami FL High School service project, and more

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The show starts with a live studio audience at Penn State Altoona as we honor the student athletes for their efforts raising $100,000 for pediatric cancer. Our feature interview is with David Thornton, former NFL player with a story of inspiration, persistence, and faith. Segments include learning about The Heat Initiative from University of Georgia sports medicine director Ron Courson, and catching up with Harold Barnwell, head coach at Miami Carol Senior High School in Miami FL talking about his football team and their outstanding community service.

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Live at Alfred State College, with Chris Herren, Ball State Charities, Florida PTA, Wynn Smiley, and more

Adam Ritz with Chris Herren

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Adam Ritz interviewing ATO CEO Wynn Smiley

Adam Ritz interviewing ATO CEO Wynn Smiley

We begin with a live audience at Alfred State College as we honor the students for their community service. Our feature interview is with Chris Herren, former NBA Boston Celtic star who speaks out about his heroin addiction to help others. We showcase two conversations highlighting 2 separate charities at Ball State University; the first being a Haunted House with the Sig Eps on campus, the second is a student athlete “prom” benefit for charity. We also have a report from the president of the Florida PTA talking about the importance of a father’s role in their child’s education. And we have an update with the CEO of Alpha Tau Omega national fraternity as we learn about how their efforts equal 8 million in philanthropy dollars.

Adam Ritz with Chris Herren

Adam Ritz with Chris Herren

Live from the EDGE National Conference, with fitness expert/journalist Jenny Anchondo, Social Media expert Kevin Long, and more

Jenny Anchondo with Adam

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Adam with the Sig Ep EDGE National Retreat

Adam with the Sig Ep EDGE National Retreat

We begin the show with a live studio audience at the Sig Ep EDGE National Conference where we learn about the ‘Balanced Man’ initiative. Our feature interview is with Jenny Anchondo. Jenny is not only a fitness expert, but also an Emmy Award winning TV Journalist. Jenny shares tips on training for 5K’s and Half Marathons. Her 5K training program is here. Jenny also shares with us her new fitness project with the Indiana Pacers. She also shares the current social issue of ‘The Defense Of Marriage Act’ and how it’s sparking conversation throughout the country. Segments include catching up with Kevin Long, a social media expert as we discuss good decisions while posting online. And please help us welcome our newest affiliates WXKU FM and WZZB AM in Seymour IN!

Jenny Anchondo with Adam

Jenny Anchondo with Adam

Live from Sacred Heart University, with Minnesota Gophers football head coach Jerry Kill, IU Dance Marathon, Fed Ex Cares, and more

Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill

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Over $2 million raised for Riley's Kids with the IU Dance Marathon

Over $2 million raised for Riley’s Kids with the IU Dance Marathon

We begin the show with a live studio audience at Sacred Heart University as we honor the student athletes for their 9000 hours of community service! Our feature interview is with Jerry Kill, head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football squad, and learn about the importance of character, academics, and charity work. Segments include IU Dance Marathon and the $2 million raised for Riley Children’s Hospital, meeting up with Paula Bosler with Fed Ex Cares in Miami, FL to learn about their work with national charities from the NFL to food pantries to The United Way to Junior Achievement. And we re-visit with the Alabama Crimson Tide Disney Spirit Award.

Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill

Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill

Live from Rhodes College, with NFL vet Kipp Vickers, Lee Lonzo with Special Olympics, Greg Rakestraw, Butler Basketball, and more

Kip Vickers at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL

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Adam with KA members at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN

Adam with KA members at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN

This show begins with a live audience in Memphis, TN at Rhodes College as we present a philanthropy award for Kappa Alpha Order. Our feature interview is with NFL vet Kipp Vickers, who won a Super Bowl in 2000 with the Baltimore Ravens. Kip shares his thoughts on fatherhood and Health & Fitness. Segments include learning more about a Special Olympics initiative from Lee Lonzo, and catching up with sportscaster Greg Rakestraw with his Butler Basketball coach Brad Stevens perspective.

Kip Vickers at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL

Kip Vickers at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL

Live at the University of Cincinnati, with Former NFL player Pastor Mark Thomas, and MDA National Spokesperson Luke Christie

Luke Christie, National Youth Chairman for MDA

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Adam Live at Cincinnati

The Adam Ritz Show live at the University of Cincinnati

The show begins with a live audience at the University of Cincinnati as we honor the students for their charity work with the Make A Wish Foundation and Freestore Foodbank. Our feature interview is with Mark Thomas, who played for the 49er’s, Panthers, Bears and Colts, and is now the founding Pastor at the Church For The Nations. We round out the show with an inspirational conversation with the National Youth Chairman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Luke Christie. Find out how this college student juggles his academics and his unbelievable work with the MDA.

Church For The Nations Pastor Mark Thomas

Church For The Nations Pastor Mark Thomas

Luke Christie, National Youth Chairman for MDA

Luke Christie, National Youth Chairman for MDA

Live at Wofford College, with Head Football Coach at Western Michigan PJ Fleck, Florida Department of Children’s Families, and more

P.J. Fleck speaks to the crowd gathered in the 'W' Club after Western Michigan University Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard made the announcement of Fleck as the new Head Football Coach replacing Bill Cubit.Date Shot 12-18-2012(Matt Gade | MLive.com)

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Live at Wofford College

We begin in South Carolina at Wofford College with a live audience at the Kappa Alpha Order convention with a marijuana PSA. Our feature interview is with Western Michigan University head football coach PJ Fleck as we learn more about the youngest D1 coach in America and his work with the Special Olympics. Segments include Tony Wagoner and the Florida Department of Children’s Families, Jerry Pastore at Washington State University with a student athlete initiative, and a community service project at Georgetown College.

P.J. Fleck speaks to the crowd gathered in the 'W' Club after Western Michigan University Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard made the announcement of Fleck as the new Head Football Coach replacing Bill Cubit.Date Shot 12-18-2012(Matt Gade | MLive.com)

Live at the University of Kentucky, June Jones, Breast Cancer Fundraiser, St. Jude’s Hospital initiative, Penn State’s Dance Marathon, and more

Adam with June Jones

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Adam talking with SMU head coach June Jones

We begin live with a studio audience at the University of Kentucky with a community service update benefitting MDA thru the men of Kappa Alpha Order. Our feature interview is with June Jones, head football coach of the SMU Mustangs, talking about player character and his June Jones Foundation. Segments include learning about a Breast Cancer charity at Newberry College in South Carolina; a philanthropy benefitting St. Jude’s Hospital; and the world famous Penn State Dance Marathon.

Adam with June Jones