Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin
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John Schenk offers clients more than a decade of booking, consulting, marketing, and other entertainment & sports management experience. Through his work, he has earned the trust and respect of nationally recognized speakers, musicians, producers, songwriters, event organizers, and athletes. In 2003, at the age of 9, John began his entrepreneurial journey purchasing and selling autographed sports memorabilia. As his business grew, he began organizing autograph signings with an impressive roster of professional athletes that included Stan “The Man” Musial, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Jim Edmonds, Brooks Robinson, Pete Rose, Keith Hernandez, and many more. Retired St. Louis Cardinal powerhouse Jack Clark, impressed by the young entrepreneur’s business acumen, hired John as his agent. At 16, John became the youngest sports agent in the country. Managing appearances and endorsements for such a high-caliber celebrity brought John media attention. He has been interviewed by KSDK, Fox, ABC, and St. Louis Post Dispatch, and approached by MTV with interest in producing a featured story about his life. John also heads his own nonprofit organization, Teens to Teens (T2T). T2T provides hope and friendship to teens in crisis by offering peer mentor training, social events, and other outreach efforts. In 2012, T2T’s first year, 16 private high schools adapted the program. Robert Kaynes, President and CEO of the American Bronzing Company: How many people have bronzed shoes at home? Baby shoes, athletic shoes? Well, the Robert Kaynes of American Bronzing will be stopping by to talk to us about the athletes that he's worked with -- you might not get this in time for Father's Day, but what a great present any time of the year!