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.


Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear

Kate DiCamillo_Louisiana's Way Home_10-21-18

: Kate DiCamillo, #1 New York Times bestselling and two-time Newbery Medal-winning author. From titles such as Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux, Kate's books have resonated with readers of all ages around the world. These two books were also made into major motion pictures starring actors such as Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Cristopher Lloyd, and Jeff Daniels.
00:13:08 10/25/2018

Past Episodes

Suzy DeYoung joined the show to talk about an exciting new event that her non-profit, La Soupe is introducing called, WASTEd And The City. DeYoung says on October 9th from 6:00-8:30pm, For $75, attendees of WASTEd And The City have the opportunity to visit Over-The-Rhine and Downtown restaurants along the streetcar route, to sample tapas and a cocktail prepared with rescued food ingredients provided by La Soupe. According to Mrs. DeYoung, La Soupe bridges the gap between rampant food waste and hunger in the community by rescuing food that would otherwise be unnecessarily wasted. In turn, the food is used to create nutritious meals for non-profit organizations and food-insecure families.
00:16:04 10/23/2018
As an on-air guest, Mr. Dunlap spoke about his non-profit, The Carlos Dunlap Foundation. He says the organization focuses on literacy, anti-bullying, homelessness and education. Most recently, according to Dunlap, his foundation sponsored a student-writing contest. Five local students attending Winton Hills Academy won the contest. They are now published authors. The winning book, Misunderstood Micah has an anti-bullying theme. Dunlap says as the winners, the students will receive $500 and copies of their book will be signed and donated to schools and libraries nationwide.
00:11:18 10/23/2018
Dr. Ian Smith, Celebrity Fitness Trainer, TV Personality and Author, The Ancient Nine. Dr. Smith joined Sunday Morning Magazine to talk about his latest projects?a novel, titled The Ancient Nine. While on-air, Smith explained the novel explores the exclusive, real-life secret clubs at Harvard University. Smith says The Ancient Nine marks the first time anyone has written a book that goes behind the doors of these all-male centuries-old clubs and shares some of their long-guarded secrets and cloaked trans-generational privileges. Today, Dr. Smith explained, that these clubs are under fire and the source of controversy.
00:13:09 10/23/2018
In today's increasingly complicated world, it's often difficult for parents to connect with their daughters?especially for fathers. With Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, Dr. Meeker reveals that a young woman's relationship with her father is far more important than we've ever realized and shows that daughters need their father's attention, protection, courage, and wisdom in order to become strong, confident women.
00:30:29 10/23/2018
Preston Brown grew up in Cincinnati. Brown started his professional football career with the National Football League as a lineman with the Buffalo Bills. This season he signed with his hometown team, The Cincinnati Bengals. Mr. Brown joined the show via telephone from the Bengals locker room to discuss his philanthropic work. He maintains that through his non-profit foundation, Preston's Playbook, he working to support future educators. Additionally, Preston's Playbook has held free football camps for local youth, and provided personal computers to future educators.
00:00:00 10/23/2018
Michael and Tracey Landry, Founders, T.M. Landry College Prep School, Louisiana. Sunday Morning Magazine proudly presented a show devoted to educators who are using non-traditional methods to teacher young people. The student videos from our guests Michael and Tracey Landry have gone virial?with over 6 million views. The videos show students receiving college acceptance letters into Ivey League schools like Harvard and Yale. The celebration serves as a job well done for Michael and Tracey, the Founders of T.M. Landry College Prep School in Louisiana. This small yet dynamic school has a 100% graduation rate and a 100% college acceptance rate. The Landry's joined the show to talk about the success of the school. Michael explained that the school is open all year, has no set daily class schedule, has no text books and homework is never assigned.
00:01:32 10/23/2018
Sesame Workshop launched a major autism initiative to help de-stigmatize autism, which affects one in 68 American children. Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children will provide resources to families, teachers and caregivers around the country to educate them about autism, and tools to help families touched by autism with everyday activities. The digital content includes a new Sesame friend, Julia, a preschool girl with autism who does things a little differently when playing with her friends, the loveable Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Grover. See Amazing, available at, includes guides to simplify activities and overcome common challenges such as washing hands, brushing teeth, going to the supermarket, and bedtime routines. This initiative is the culmination of more than two years of production and testing, leveraging the powerful educational and research-based approach that Sesame applies
00:06:56 10/23/2018
While on Sunday Morning Magazine, Super Bowl Champ and former New England Patriot, Malcolm Mitchell admitted he struggled with reading. He says he was reading on a Junior High level in college. Today, Mitchell is a voracious reader. He even wrote a children's book called The Magician's Hat. To combat illiteracy, Mr. Mitchell started his own non-profit, Read with Malcolm. He spoke on-air about an upcoming reading contest that his foundation is organizing called the READBowl. He says the goal of the contest is to increase reading minutes among students in school.
00:12:46 10/23/2018
Mr. Newton joined the show to talk about his work to support Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Newton explained that every year, almost 16,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer and almost one quarter of them will not survive their disease. Evan is using his celebrity to shed a light on childhood cancers. He says a shirt, featuring his silhouette, will be sold. All profits from the sale of the special-edition shirts will be donated to Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
00:16:40 10/23/2018
Our guest, Akbar Cooks says when he found out that 85% of this students were missing 3 to 5 days of school per month because they didn't have clean clothes?and that they were being bullied in school and through social media because of it?he vowed to make a difference. Mr. Cook says he wrote a grant and raised funds to install a laundromat in the school. Mr. Cook spoke on-air about some of the issues his students face outside the school that become barriers to their success in the classroom. Principal Cook admits that his story went viral and captured the attention of Ellen DeGeneres. He spoke about his recent appearance on Ellen's talk show.
00:15:13 10/23/2018

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