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

Foster Care Show (Part #2 of 2-Part Series) Aging Out of the Foster Care System

·        Don Kuchey, Southwest Regional Coordinator, Bridges Program. Bridges is a voluntary program available to young adults who left foster care in Ohio at ages 18, 19 or 20 and who are in school, working, participating in an employment program, or have a medical condition that prevents them from going to school or working. The program provides guidance and support as they transition to adulthood.   https://bridgestosuccess.jfs.ohio.gov/index.stm

Foster Care Show (Part #2 of 2-Part Series) Aging Out of the Foster Care System

·        Dorian and Azenae, Former Foster Children. Both Dorian and Azenae spent most of their childhood in the foster care system. The shared their personal account of what it’s like to be placed in multiple foster homes. They discussed their journey to be emancipated from the system at 18-years-old as well as their emotional story of survival. 

Foster Care Show (Part #2 of 2-Part Series) Aging Out of the Foster Care System

·        Ashley Irvine and Jade Callum, The Bair Foundation. For more than 50 years, The Bair Foundation has remained steadfast and responsive in its work to bring about meaningful change in the lives of America’s most vulnerable. As a Christian foster care agency, they have provided hope and stability to more than 250,000 children and families in crisis.  https://www.bair.org/

Foster Care Show (Part #1 of 2-Part Series) Peter Mutabazi–The Foster Parent Experience

·        Peter Mutabazi, Foster and Adoptive Parent, Author, Now I Am Known: How a Street Kid Turned Foster Dad Found ACCEPTANCE and TRUE WORTH. Mutabazi grew up in an abusive home and spent most of his childhood on the streets of Uganda. He was helped by the kindness of strangers, received a formal education, and moved to the United States. Today, Mutabazi is a single father of two and foster dad to many. https://nowiamknown.com/

Foster Care Show (Part #1 of 2-Part Series) The Foster Parent Experience

·        Jessica Thompson, Program Director of Foster Care & Adoption, Beech Acres Parenting Center. Jessica joins the show to talk about the foster care program offered through Beech Acres Parenting Center.

·        April, Foster and Adoptive Parent and Olivia, Foster and Adoptive Parent.
Both April and Olivia are local foster parents. They join us to discuss their experiences as foster parents.

Tameka Fryer Brown, Author, Twelve Dinging Doorbells (12-18-22)

Tameka Fryer Brown, Author, Twelve Dinging Doorbells. Tameka Fryer Brown is a picture book author who writes to sow seeds of self-love, pride, connectivity, and inclusion in the hearts of children. Her books (Brown Baby Lullaby, My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood, and Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day) have won awards like the Charlotte Zolotow Honor Award and the Anna Dewdney Read Together Award, and have been honored on best book lists by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, New York Public Library, Bank Street College, NPR, Parents Latina Magazine, The Little Free Library, and more.

Trinka Hakes Noble, Author, Miss Mary’s Christmas Mittens_Christmas Literacy Show (12-18-2022)

Trinka Hakes Noble, Author, Miss Mary’s Christmas Mittens. Trinka Hakes Noble is the award-winning author of numerous picture books including The Orange Shoes (2007 National Parenting Publications Awards Honors Winner), The Scarlet Stockings Spy (2005 IRA Teachers’ Choice), The Last Brother, and The Legend of the Cape May Diamond. Ms. Noble also wrote the ever-popular Jimmy’s Boa series and Meanwhile Back at the Ranch, both featured on PBS’s Reading Rainbow. Her many awards include ALA Notable Children’s Book, Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice, IRA-CBC Children’s Choice, Learning: The Year’s Ten Best, and several Junior Literary Guild Selections.

E.G. Keller, Author, Murray Christmas_Christmas Literacy Show (12-18-2022)

E.G. Keller, Author, Murray Christmas. E.G. Keller is the illustrator of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, and the picture book To the Moon and Back for You by Bravo star Emilia Bechrakis Serhant. As Gerald Kelley, he illustrated documentarian Ken Burns’ New York Times bestselling book, Grover Cleveland, Again!, and wrote and illustrated the picture book, Please Please the Bees, which won the 2017 Frances and Wesley Bock Book Award for Children’s Literature and was read aloud for Storyline Online by Rashida Jones.