C-10 Podcast

C-10 Podcast: Bill Hancock, Ep. 42

  If you’re into college sports at all, you’ve likely heard the name Bill Hancock. He was the long-time director of the NCAA Final Four, the first executive director of the Bowl Championship Series and the first executive director of the College Football Playoff. Shoot, you may have even seen him TV helping to present the championship trophy to the game’s winning coach. Or, if you’ve ever had to deal with the unimaginable grief of … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Randy Flagler, Ep. 41

  Something must’ve been in the water at Shawnee Mission South High School in the late 1980s because in a two-year span, 1987-88, it produced Michael Brandt, a successful writer/executive producer of movies and a hit TV series — not just a single show, but a series of shows — and two Hollywood actors: Rob Riggle, who was on this podcast last spring, and this week’s guest. He can be seen pretty much every Wednesday … Read more

  Something must’ve been in the water at Shawnee Mission South High School in the late 1980s because in a two-year span, 1987-88, it produced Michael Brandt, a successful writer/executive producer of movies and a hit TV series — not just a single show, but a series of shows — and two Hollywood actors: Rob Riggle, who was on this podcast last spring, and this week’s guest.  He can be seen pretty much every Wednesday … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Bill Kurtis, Ep. 40

  There’s a good chance, regardless of your age, you know Bill Kurtis. If you’re a little older, you may remember him from WIBW-TV in Topeka, or as the anchor of the CBS Morning News, or as the host of various shows on PBS and A&E. If you’re a little younger, you may just know his voice from the movie “Anchorman,” or from hearing him each weekend on NPR’s awesome show, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Matthew West, Ep. 39

  Stories are a powerful tool in leadership and mentoring. One of the best storytellers today is this week’s guest: Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter, Matthew West.  West has had 10 No. 1 songs on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart, including “More,” “Hello, My Name Is,” “The Motions,” and his latest hit, “Truth Be Told.” He is also a fantastic writer, and if you follow him on social media or seen him in concert, you know … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ray Jarrett, Ep. 38

  There is a relatively new movement in Kansas City that you may not be familiar with. It’s called Unite KC. In essence it’s the idea that through faith and our churches in Kansas City, along with a diverse group of folks from every sector across the board, we can bring about racial harmony and justice to this community. In full disclosure, one of the people who helped start Unite KC is the founder of … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ron Slepitza, Ep. 37

  One of the most exciting aspects of our C-10 program is how our graduating seniors will be able to receive a C-10 Leaders scholarship. On top of that, though, we have partner schools in the region that are willing to go above and beyond that to help the students realize their dreams even more.  One of those schools is Avila University here in Kansas City. We are pleased and honored to be joined this … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Carl Jemison, Ep. 36

  As you may know, when we have a guest speaker for our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program students, we oftentimes like to use part of that conversation for this podcast. And that’s what we’re doing this week.  With the holiday this month celebrating Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our students heard recently from a Kansas City area resident who knew Dr. King. His name is Carl Jemison. He grew up in a single-parent … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Brian Diddle, Ep. 35

  This week we’re chatting with Brian Diddle, a long-time CYITML supporter and the owner of Precision Printing. Shortly after graduating from MidAmerica Nazarene in 1980, Brian went to work for a local bank for two years. About two years later, though, a friend started talking to Brian about opening a printing firm. And the rest, as they say, is history.  In this episode we talk to Brian about why he started Precision, how much … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Matt Tidwell, Ep. 34

  This week we’re chatting with someone who has a special place in our hearts (learn why during the episode), Dr. Matt Tidwell, who is the assistant dean at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. Dr. Tidwell also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Business Communicators – one of the world’s largest communications associations with more than 9,000 members on five … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Eli Medina, Ep. 33

  On this week’s episode we chat with one of our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program mentors, Eli Medina. Eli grew up in the Kansas City area before attending Truman State on a volleyball scholarship. She went on to earn her MBA at Rockhurst. It was during this time that Eli became a licensed realtor. She now is part of the Medina Team for ReeceNichols, working for her dad George Medina. In this episode, Eli … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Larry Holley, Ep. 32

  The two names became synonymous with each other: Larry Holley and William Jewell College. After all, Holley was the school’s basketball coach for 40 years, compiling 916 career wins, which made him the ninth-winningest coach in college basketball history at any level when he retired in 2019. He is the winningest coach in the state of Missouri. He earned 15 Coach of the Year awards, including the NAIA national coach of the year in … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Bryan Busby, Ep. 31

  We’ve mentioned before how a year ago, when we first started talking about this podcast, the idea was to release a new episode every two weeks. One week would be a conversation with one of our mentors, like we had last week with long-time L.A. sportscaster Todd Donoho. The other episode each month would feature the conversation with that month’s guest speaker for the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program.  Obviously COVID changed a lot … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Todd Donoho, Ep. 30

  One of our original goals with this podcast was to introduce you to the mentors and committee members that are so important to the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program. So, this week, you’ll hear from one of those mentors, Todd Donoho.  Todd was a television sports anchor in markets including Cincinnati and Los Angeles before joining the Mizzou Tiger Sports Network as a pregame and postgame host. In this conversation, Todd takes a swing … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dubill, Myers and Moore, Ep. 29

  As you may remember or have have seen — or you might’ve been on the original call — in October we ended the month-long Crown Town Challenge campaign with a celebration webinar on leadership featuring Christa Dubill, the Chief Communications Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Retired General Richard Myers, who is a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and current President of Kansas State University, and “C” … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Steve Minnis, Ep. 28

  This is a special episode for a couple of different reasons. One, our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program Committee Chair Max Utsler is co-hosting and two, because our guest is Steve Minnis, the president of one of our C-10 Leaders Scholarship partner schools. Minnis became the president of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, in October 2004. Before that, he had a long legal career in the Johnson County prosecutor’s office and with Sprint.  This … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mark Garrett, Ep. 27

  Mark Garrett has been the Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Blue KC since July 2019. Before that, he had distinguished careers in leadership with Smithfield-Farmland Foods, Kansas City Public Schools, Hallmark Cards, and he’s on the board for the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. This week we talk about Mark’s leadership background, a time when he struck out and when he hit a home run as a leader, what you can do … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Al Wallace, Ep. 26

  Al Wallace shouldn’t be new to anyone who’s lived in Kansas City during the past 35 years. After all, you invited him into your home countless times. He retired from WDAF-TV (Fox 4) in December 2018, but since then he’s written a book, “One for the Coyotes,” he’s taught classes in the journalism department at the University of Kansas, he’s led tours at historic Allen Fieldhouse, he’s co-hosted an episode or two of this … Read more