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SCP153: Our LA2015 Wrap Up Show

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Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio | More LA2015 Podcasts | LA2015 Coverage In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 153, Daniel Smrokowski and his friend Joelle Packard co-host our Special Olympics World Games LA2015 Wrap Up Show.  Tune in as we recount our experiences at the World Games.  Plus, we learn about a new, inspirational photobook called “Through His Eyes,” hear listener feedback from […]

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LA2015 BONUS Update Podcast: Special Olympics Press Conference

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio | More LA2015 Podcasts In today’s Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Podcast Bonus Episode, Daniel brings you to another Press Conference  on Saturday, July 25th featuring a BIG Announcement from Special Olympics Health Programs and The Shriver Report Snapshot.  Tune-in to learn all about the vital importance of the big announcement from […]

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LA2015 Update Podcast: Day 5 Recap

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio | More LA2015 Podcasts In today’s Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Podcast Episode Day5, Daniel gives you a recap of Tuesday, July 28th where he talks with fans, coaches, and athletes from the rollerskating, bocce, bowling, kayaking, sailing, cycling, and Healthy Athletes venues, a live pay phone call, and much more fun! […]

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LA2015 Update Podcast: Day 4 Recap

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio | More LA2015 Podcasts In today’s Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Podcast Episode Day4, Daniel gives you a recap of Monday, July 27th where he visits the table tennis, badminton, bocce, unified basketball, powerlifting, and much more fun! Asking an Irish Volunteer for directions where the table tennis venue is  [starts at […]

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Roosevelt community advocates for people with disabilities

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on the Roosevelt University website. As students and staff from Roosevelt University’s Academic Success Center marched recently for the first time ever in Chicago’s Disability Pride Parade, Roosevelt journalism alumnus Daniel Smrokowski (BA, ’12) was there to capture the moment.  (Smrokowski is pictured above carrying the torch on the final leg […]

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LA2015: Chat with Patrick McClenahann, President/CEO of LA2015

Watch the live interview with Patrick McClenahann. Patrick is the President/CEO of LA2015. Tune-in as Patrick chats with Daniel Smrokowski, founder of Special Chronicles and athlete leader in Special Olympics, after a Press Conference the day before the Opening Ceremonies. https:// Filmed By Daniel Hayes/ Special Chronicles Edited & Produced By Daniel Smrokowski/ Special Chronicles […]

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LA2015: Chat with Dustin Plunkett, SO Athlete, LA2015 Associate, ESPN Commentator

Watch the live interview with Dustin Plunkett. Dustin is a fellow athlete leader in Special Olympics. Dustin was also an associate at LA2015 and a member of the ESPN commentary team at the World Games. Tune-in as Dustin chats with Daniel Smrokowski, founder of Special Chronicles and athlete leader in Special Olympics, after a Press […]

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LA2015: Chat with Katy Sanchez, Special Olympics New York Global Messenger

Watch the live interview with Katy Sanchez.  Katy is a fellow athlete leader in Special Olympics. Katy volunteer at this year’s World Games. Tune-in as Katy chats with Daniel Smrokowski, founder of Special Chronicles and athlete leader in Special Olympics, right before the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run at the LA2015 World […]

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The World Came To Celebrate: Column in The Bugle newspapers

Editor’s Note:  This Special Voices column originally appeared in the Wednesday, August 5, 2015 issue of The Bugle newspapers and is Reprinted with permission of the author. All rights reserved.  Print/E-Edition (PDF).  Special Olympics World Games: A celebration for our abilities, acceptance and inclusion By Daniel Smrokowski Today, Aug. 5, it has been three days since the 2015 World […]

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LA2015 Update Podcast: Day 5 Recap

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio | More LA2015 Podcasts In today’s Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Podcast Episode Day5, Daniel gives you a recap of Tuesday, July 28th where he talks with fans, coaches, and athletes from the rollerskating, bocce, bowling, kayaking, sailing, cycling, and Healthy Athletes venues, a live pay phone call, and much more fun! […]

Daniel Smrokowski is shown with new friend and fellow Special Olympics athlete Nabila Kassar of France.  (Photo Courtesy of SpecialChronicles.com)

LA2015 Update Podcast: Day 4 Recap

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio | More LA2015 Podcasts In today’s Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Podcast Episode Day4, Daniel gives you a recap of Monday, July 27th where he visits the table tennis, badminton, bocce, unified basketball, powerlifting, and much more fun! Asking an Irish Volunteer for directions where the table tennis venue is  [starts at […]

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LA2015 Update Podcast: Day 3 Recap

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio | More LA2015 Podcasts In today’s Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Podcast Episode Day3, Daniel gives you a recap of Saturday, July 25th where he visits the basketball and aquatics venues, a press conference on a Big  Announcement at Special Olympics; and finally we take you to the Opening Ceremonies.  Tune in […]

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LA2015Podcast: Day 2 Recap

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio | More LA2015 Podcasts In today’s Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Podcast Episode Day2, Daniel and his “personal assistant” give you a recap of the first day of their first time experiencing the Pre-Games activities of the World Games.  Tune in for an entertaining, informative, and inspirational look into what Special Olympics […]

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LA2015Podcast: Day01 Recap

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio | More LA2015 Podcasts In today’s Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Podcast Episode Day01, Daniel and his “personal assistant” give you a recap of the first day of their first time experiencing the Pre-Games activities of the World Games.  Tune in for an entertaining, informative, and inspirational look into what Special […]

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SCP152: Sharing The Joy with LA2015 Tennis Official

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 152, Daniel Smrokowski is sits down with John Coleman, a Tennis Official at Special Olympics World Games LA2015.  Plus, News on ESPN coverage of LA2015 World Games; New Short Film Executive Produced By Maria Shriver; And we sing happy birthday to our friend Georgia Hunter and Daniel shares a […]

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ESPN’s Global Coverage of Special Olympics World Games LA2015!

This week, ESPN kicks off for the first- time ever in the 47-year history of Special Olympics, comprehensive coverage of our Special Olympics 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles from July 25 to August 2. According to the press release, ESPN’s global coverage of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, the […]

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SCP151: LIVE at 2015 Disability Pride Parade

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 151, Daniel Smrokowski is podcasting live at the 2015 Disability Pride Parade in Chicago as part of the #ADA25Chicago, commentorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  We give a recap with the Academic Success Center Disability Services Office at Roosevelt University, an interview with the Executive Director […]

Daniel Smrokowski is the founder of Special Chronicles, a nonprofit media company that gives a voice to people with special needs. Photo courtesy Daniel Smrokowski

Phelan church to house Chicago ‘Special Chronicles’ podcaster

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the Victorville, Calif. Daily Press newspaper on July 16, 2015 and is Reprinted with permission from the author. By Jeff Cooper Staff Writer  Nothing seems to slow down Daniel Smrokowski. Born three-and-a-third months premature, he eventually was diagnosed with learning disabilities and a severe language disorder. But that didn’t stop him when […]

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SCP150: Helping Each Other Reach Up For LA2015

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 150, the microphones are turned around on Daniel Smrokowski as listeners from Southern California interviews him; Teresa surprises Daniel during this month’s #TuesdaywithTeresa; an Archived Spread the Word To End the Word; listener feedback; and much more! In our featured segment of this week’s all-new podcast episode, we hear an intro from Daniel’s […]

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TuesdaywithTeresa: July 2015 (SOILL Update Podcast)

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Subscribe:  RSS | iTunes | Website Re-watch the LIVE video edition on SCTV: https://?list=PLD01BA706651153C3 In this July 2015 edition of our exclusive “Tuesday’s with Teresa” podcast segment, Daniel Smrokowski is sits down with his friend & mentor Teresa Crudele (digital marketing manager) Join us as Teresa turns the mic around on Daniel and surprises him; hear his reaction to the surprise; Teresa’s wonderful […]

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Special Voices: Area athletes reach up for World Games: Column in the Bugle Newspapers

Editor’s Note:  This column was originally published in the Thursday, July 2, 2015 issue of the Bugle Newspapers and is Reprinted with permission of the author. All rights reserved.  Print/E-Edition (PDF) Abilities, acceptance and inclusion celebrated on a global stage By Daniel Smrokowski | For The Bugle  On July 25, approximately 7,000 athletes will compete at the 2015 World […]

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SCP149: SO World Games Athlete Chris Nichol Reaches Up For LA2015

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 149, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with his new friend & fellow Special Olympics athlete from Illinois Christopher Nichol who is competing at Special Olympics 2015 World Games; an Impromptu RoadCast; and Listener Feedback on Music for World Games. In the first segment of this week’s all-new podcast episode, Chris shares with […]

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SCP148: CheerForLA2015, Meet SO Athlete Joelle Packard

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio Video Edition:  https:// In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 148, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with his new friends and listeners Darian Packard and Joelle, her daughter & fellow Special Olympics athlete from the first-ever CheerForLA2015 cheerleading program at Special Olympics 2015 World Games. In the first segment of this week’s all-new podcast episode, Darian and Joelle share […]

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Reach Up with Breanna and Madison for LA2015 Special Olympics World Games

In celebration of next month’s 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, the Coca-Cola Company, a founding partner of Special Olympics, has gathered a team of stars to record a unified theme song just for the 2015 World Games.  This new song, titled, “Reach Up,” will debut on Monday, June 15 and will be performed LIVE during the Opening […]

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Special Voices: Flame of Hope promotes respect, inclusion: Column in the Bugle Newspapers

Editor’s Note:  This column was originally published in the Wednesday, June 3, 2015 issue of the Bugle Newspapers and is Reprinted with permission of the author. All rights reserved.  Print/E-Edition (PDF) Special Voices By Daniel Smrokowski My fellow athlete in Special Olympics, Susie Doyens, stood on the golf course of the Bartlett Hills Golf Club one day with her […]

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SCP143: Unified Relay Across America

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Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 143, Daniel Smrokowski hosts while friend of the show, Jim Morgan, returns to co-host. Daniel sits down with Janet Froetscher, CEO of Special Olympics, for her second appearance on this show as they discuss: How the Unified Relay got started; Connection with Play Unified Message; What is Unified Relay; Connection […]

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SCP153: Our LA2015 Wrap Up Show

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Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio | More LA2015 Podcasts | LA2015 Coverage In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 153, Daniel Smrokowski and his friend Joelle Packard co-host our Special Olympics World Games LA2015 Wrap Up Show.  Tune in as we recount our experiences at the World Games.  Plus, we learn about a new, inspirational photobook called “Through His Eyes,” hear listener feedback from […]

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Roosevelt community advocates for people with disabilities

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on the Roosevelt University website. As students and staff from Roosevelt University’s Academic Success Center marched recently for the first time ever in Chicago’s Disability Pride Parade, Roosevelt journalism alumnus Daniel Smrokowski (BA, ’12) was there to capture the moment.  (Smrokowski is pictured above carrying the torch on the final leg […]

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LA2015: Chat with Patrick McClenahann, President/CEO of LA2015

Watch the live interview with Patrick McClenahann. Patrick is the President/CEO of LA2015. Tune-in as Patrick chats with Daniel Smrokowski, founder of Special Chronicles and athlete leader in Special Olympics, after a Press Conference the day before the Opening Ceremonies. https:// Filmed By Daniel Hayes/ Special Chronicles Edited & Produced By Daniel Smrokowski/ Special Chronicles […]

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LA2015: Chat with Dustin Plunkett, SO Athlete, LA2015 Associate, ESPN Commentator

Watch the live interview with Dustin Plunkett. Dustin is a fellow athlete leader in Special Olympics. Dustin was also an associate at LA2015 and a member of the ESPN commentary team at the World Games. Tune-in as Dustin chats with Daniel Smrokowski, founder of Special Chronicles and athlete leader in Special Olympics, after a Press […]

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LA2015: Chat with Katy Sanchez, Special Olympics New York Global Messenger

Watch the live interview with Katy Sanchez.  Katy is a fellow athlete leader in Special Olympics. Katy volunteer at this year’s World Games. Tune-in as Katy chats with Daniel Smrokowski, founder of Special Chronicles and athlete leader in Special Olympics, right before the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run at the LA2015 World […]