The Adam Ritz Show

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Cliff Burton, Music Scholarships, Fall Driving, and more

We begin this episode with a story about Cliff Burton, the original bass player from Metallica from 1982 to 1986. Cliff tragically passed away in a Tour Bus accident in 1986. To this day, his 92 year old father donates his royalties to music programs and music scholarships. Other segments include; A nod to Farm […]

Michael J Fox Foundation, Elevate Prize Catalyst Award, Parkinsons Disease

We begin the show with actor and philanthropist Michael J. Fox, who won this year’s Elevate Prize Catalyst Award, which includes a $250,000 from the Elevate Prize Foundation. The “Back to the Future” star plans to use the funding to further his foundation’s work to find treatments for Parkinson’s disease. During our discussion, Jay revealed […]

Kennedy Center Honors, Parkinsons/Alzheimers, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and more

This episode begins with a look at the Kennedy Center Honors inductees, Barry Gibb, Billy Crystal, Dionne Warwick, among others. Learn more about the mission of supporting the arts at Other segments include; a discussion of Parkinsons and Alzheimers Diseases with the recent loss of singer Gary Wright, famous for the song Dream Weaver; […]

American Zoos, Bourbon & Bonfires Charity, Wallaby Rescue, and more

We begin the show taking a look at American Zoos, with the national news story of a spotless giraffe born at a Tennessee Zoo this week. Other segments include; Actor Cole Hauser from Yellowstone and his Bourbon & Bonfires Charity; Rock Stars former careers as teachers; A new search for the Loch Ness monster; A […]

Public Libraries, New Sun Screen Law, Neighbor Well Being, and more

On this episode we begin with a report on the Brooklyn Public Library getting 14,000 new members due to their Jay Z themed library cards. Other reports include; Big Ten Athletic Conference re-configuration; A new Sun Screen law in South Carolina that allows students to have Sun Screen on school grounds; A study naming the […]

Camp Kesem, State Fair Season, Neurological Disorders, and more

We begin this show with Camp Kesem, a summer camp for children dealing with a parent who has Cancer. With over 125 locations in more than 40 states, Camp Kesem is a place where College Student leaders help the campers coping with a parent’s Cancer. Positive outcomes for the campers include improved self esteem, enhanced […]

Pet Adoption, Cooling Tips, Heimlich Maneuver, and more

This show begins with a nod to Pet Adoption, since Jay is joining us from his home studio taking care of his new pet Harper (who he just adopted). We also give a little nod in the intro of the show to Heat Exhaustion and Cooling Tips since Adam’s Air Conditioner went kaput during the […]

Live at the IHSAA Leadership Conference, with Elliot Bloom from Purdue Basketball, Erica Campanelli from University of Texas at Tyler, Team Impact, and more

Adam with Erica Campanelli from UTT

We begin the show with a live audience at the IHSAA Student Leadership Conference with a TwitterCast to showcase that social media really is broadcast media. Our feature interview is with Elliot Bloom of Purdue Basketball, as we talk about the Boilermakers’ take on Social Responsibility. Segments include chatting with Erica Campanelli, assistant soccer coach […]

Live a the University of Georgia, featuring Dustin Lewis with Kentucky Wildcat community service, Bystander Behavior expert Mike Dilbeck, and more

live in Athens GA at the University of Georgia with the help of Kappa Alpha Order

We begin live in Athens GA at the University of Georgia with a DUI public service announcement (with the help of Kappa Alpha Order). Segments include Dustin Lewis from the University of Kentucky athletic department sharing a few Wildcat initiatives. This show also showcases a very powerful conversation with Mike Dilbeck; author, speaker and expert […]