Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear

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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April 5, 2021 13 min
Cincinnati Computer Cooperative is a nonprofit which provides low cost, refurbished computers to those in need, with a focus on education.
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Great Miami Valley YMCA. Healthy Kids Days, April 10th 10am-2:00pm. The GMV YMCA has got the recipe for a healthy kid! Join us for Healthy Kids Day 2021 at YMCA Camp Campbell Gard. Healthy Kids Day will include fun active play and educational activities to keep kids moving and learning, in order to maintain healthy habits and academic skills to achieve goals and reach their full potential. https://www.gmvymca.org/
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Susan May and Nick May, Nick’s New Heart: 30 Years and Counting. Nick May was one of the first successful heart transplants in the United States performed on a 1-year-old baby. In the past, infants with the heart defects that Nick once had invariably died. However, with surgical and medical advances, this sad situation has changed, providing not only life for these children, but a good quality of life.
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Andi Johnson, LifeCenter Organ Donor Network. Ms. Johnson joined Sunday Morning Magazine to talk about organ and tissue donation. She discussed the need for donors here in the Cincinnati area.
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March 25, 2021 20 min
When Marcus's mother has chemotherapy for her cancer and loses her hair, he tries to find new hair for her to make her well again.
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Since 2006, First Tee - Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky has been building experiences to empower kids. We offer golf course programs spring, summer and fall at 6 area teaching locations. But we go beyond the golf course
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• Nick Wagner, Executive Director, A Kid Again Southwest Ohio. A Kid Again Southwest Ohio, is an organization with a mission to support kids with life-threatening conditions and their families by giving illness a time-out through year-round adventures.
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March 8, 2021 23 min
• Karyn Parsons is best known for her role as Will Smith's cousin Hilary Banks on NBC's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. After leaving acting behind, Karyn has gone on to found and produce Sweet Blackberry, an award-winning series of children's animated films, to share stories about unsung black heroes in history, featuring narration from stars such as Alfre Woodard, Queen Latifah, and Chris Rock. The videos have been scree...
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March 8, 2021 25 min
Christopher Paul Curtis was born and raised in Flint, Michigan which has been used as a prominent setting in several stories including The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 and Bucking the Sarge. Christopher is also the author of the Newbery Honor book Elijah of Buxton. In the book, Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Ontario, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. He’s best known...
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March 8, 2021 24 min
Asha Ama Bias-Daniels--The Taft Museum of Art and the Robert S. Duncanson Society welcomes fashion designer Asha Ama Bias-Daniels as the 2021 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence, which will now take place annually each Spring. Bias-Daniels is most widely recognized as the first Cincinnati designer to be a competitor on the television series Project Runway, a finalist on Under the Gunn, and as a returning contestant for the newest All Sta...
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March 8, 2021 14 min
Sharon M. Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Awards, and is a New York Times bestselling author, with Out of my Mind staying on the list for almost two years.
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March 8, 2021 17 min
Yvette Simpson--Former Cincinnati City Council President Pro Tem (2013-2017) and DFA endorsed candidate for Mayor (2017), Yvette Simpson becomes the first woman to serve as the Chief Executive at DFA and the first woman of color in an executive leadership role.
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February 26, 2021 13 min
New York Times best-selling author Carole Boston Weatherford recently released Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe and R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Her 50-plus books include the Caldecott Honor winners Freedom in Congo Square, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom.
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Like today and always, women’s stories and accomplishments continue to fall out of historical record. While people have long associated prominent writers such as Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois with the Harlem Renaissance, many have not heard of Anne Spencer, Effie Lee Newsom, or Esther Popel. Creating wholly original poems using the "Golden Shovel" method, Nikki brings the struggles, victories, pain, and joy experienced...
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February 26, 2021 15 min
Shani King on Why He Wrote This Book: “I wrote this book for my children and for all children who need an inspirational voice grounded in their own history. Think of any field of endeavor and Black innovators have made vital contributions. The Black women and men introduced in this book are but a small handful of those innovators. They were all kids once. They all overcame obstacles because they all believed in themselves. My goal ...
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• Deb Haas, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati (BBBSGC). Big Brothers Big Sisters is requesting donations of $20 or $25 gift cards from area businesses to help raise funds and awareness for BBBSGC. The gift cards will be part of an online campaign in January—National Mentoring Month. Visitors to the BBBSGC website will choose the gift card/s they want to purchase, and will pay face value, with those funds going to BBBSG...
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January 19, 2021 10 min
Kenya Hunt, Author, GIRL GURL GRRRL: On Womanhood & Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic. In the new book, Gurl Gurl Grrl, Kenya Hunt (an American who moved to London and has called it home for the last decade) - unpacks what it means to be a black woman and girl. It's a timeless celebration of what it means to be a Black woman in today’s world.
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• Miles and Christina Davis, Davis Cookie Collection. The business launched in May of 2014. The business idea started when owner Christina Davis utilized baking as an outlet during stressful times in graduate school. Christina had a passion for baking, as she learned how to make delicious handmade dessert at an early age. Christina and her husband Miles decided to step out on faith and start a business doing something that Christin...
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The first person to survive Alzheimer's disease is out there -- but we can't get there without you! Help the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati achieve its 2020 year-end $1.5 million dollar Walk to End Alzheimer’s goal. This money is used to fund vital support for Alzheimer's families and research efforts to find a cure. There is still time to donate. Call (513) 721-4284 today, or visit alz.org/walkhttps:...
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Rodney and his mom talk about new family holiday traditions during the pandemic.
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