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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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LA2015 Diary (Day 1): SO Social Impact Summit Exclusive with Timbo Shriver, and more!

The first day of the Pre-Games activities at Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 was absolutely tons of fun.  Covering this from the perspective as a Special Olympics athlete and attending a World Games for the first time is an amazing experience. In today’s entry, you’re get to see lots of awesome photos, stories, […]

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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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30 for 30 Short “Brave in the Attempt” Executive Produced By Maria Shriver Premieres on July 25

ESPN Films’ new 30 for 30 Short, “Brave in the Attempt,” is set to premiere on July 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET, which will kick off the coverage on ESPN of the 2015 World Games for Special Olympics.  The film is executive produced by Maria Shriver, who is a Peabody- and Emmy award-winning journalist, author, and […]

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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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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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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 […]