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Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear

Hosted by Rodney Lear, this weekly show examines pertinent issues facing Cincinnati with open and honest discussion. Hear interviews with national celebrities, local leaders, authors, doctors, and experts on a wide range of topics.

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Latest Episodes

Mental Health Recovery Board_John Cummings_1-26-2020 (Segment #2)

John Cummings, Mental Health Recovery Board Serving Warren & Clinton Counties. Mental Health Recovery Board Serving Warren & Clinton Counties is the local board of mental health and addiction services, one of 51 boards across Ohio. Our job as outlined by the Ohio Revised Code is to plan, fund, monitor, and evaluate services and programs for people seeking help, and to promote the benefits of treatment and recovery.

Early Childhood Education_Brooks & Meyer_1-26-2020 (Segment #1)

Vera Brooks, Cincinnati Public Schools; Emilie Meyer, 4C For Children. During this segment, we spoke to two of the area’s leaders in Early Childhood Care & Education. They spoke eloquently about the development of young children. They gave listeners tips on how to select an early education care program for their child. Our expert panel also gave advice on how to prepare a child for their first year of school. They gave valuable insight into how parents can help make their child’s transition into preschool as smooth as possible.

Christmas Literacy Show, Segment #4 , Julie Berry (12/22/19)

Julie Berry, Author, Long Ago on a Silent Night
ABOUT THE BOOK: In this poignant and lyrical story by Printz Honor recipient Julie Berry, the miracle of Christmas and the promise in every new child come together in a luminous celebration of unconditional love and hope. With tender, incandescent illustrations by Annie Won, the wonder of the nativity story and the marvel of every baby come alive in a wholly extraordinary book for families everywhere.

Christmas Literacy Show, Segment #6 , Sabrina and Eunice Moyle (12/22/19)

Sabrina and Eunice Moyle, Christmas is Awesome!
ABOUT THE BOOK: In this whimsical holiday romp, everyone’s getting in on the festive fun, including a grumpy but adorable lump of coal. Celebrate all of the things that make Christmas special as the trees are trimmed, the stockings are hung, and the ugly sweater contest gives out the grand prize. Hello!Lucky lends their winning illustrations and pun-derful voice to this charming holiday read.

Christmas Literacy Show, Segment #5 , Nick Bruel (12/22/19)

Nick Bruel, Author and Illustrator, Bad Kitty Searching for Santa
ABOUT THE BOOK: In Bad Kitty: Searching for Santa, by bestselling author/illustrator Nick Bruel, Kitty’s back for another Christmas tale—this time involving Santa and complete with a colorful poster!
In this hilarious story, Kitty battles with Santa and loses. Or does she?
Kitty wants to write a letter.
Actually, she wants to write a letter to Santa.
But has Kitty been good this year?

Christmas Literacy, Segment #2 Will Hillenbrand (12/22/19)

Will Hillenbrand, Author, Illustrator, Santa’s Story.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Santa is ready to leave on Christmas Eve, but he can’t find the reindeer anywhere. Dasher is busy dashing, Donner is dozing, and Cupid is crooning. It isn’t until Santa remembers their annual tradition—reading a Christmas story together—that the reindeer are ready.

Christmas Literacy, Segment #1 June Sobel (12/22/19)

June Sobel, Author, Santa and the Goodnight Train.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Ho-ho-hold on to your teddy bear! The Goodnight Train follows Santa’s sleigh on a magical ride through a winter wonderland in this Christmas sequel to The Goodnight Train and The Goodnight Train Rolls On!.

Christmas Wish List Show (Family/Project 7) Segment #4

Tyler Merrick, Founder, Project 7. Project 7 exists to do good around the globe. With the understanding that people are going to buy things, they decided to make things that they’re already purchasing and use them to solve everyday problems around the globe. Simply, they make products that give back to seven areas of need for good around the globe. They have a mandate to give a minimum of 10% of their profits annually but historically have been at 30-50% of our profits.