Sunday Morning Magazine

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

E. Glickberge & J. Frey_Genesis At Work Foundation_9/24/23 (Segment #5)

Emma Glickberg, Program Director, Genesis at Work Foundation; Jim Frey, Owner/President, Pella Windows & Doors. While on-air, Emma explained that Genesis at Work’s mission is to bring together people with special needs and enlighten employers to create mutual enrichment through a supportive, faith-based approached. The inspiration behind the creation of the Genesis at Work Foundation is Scott, the son of Bryan Holland, Founder and CEO of the Foundation. Pella Windows has signed on as a corporate sponsor to support the mission of the Foundation.

Pene Pati and Amina Edris_9-24-23 (Segment #3)

Pene Pati and Amina Edris. Renown tenor and soprano, Pene Pati and Amina Edris are set to make their debut Cincinnati performance in April 2024. The married couple joins Sunday Morning Magazine to discuss their upcoming Cincinnati performance. With two demanding careers, they spoke about the stress international travel, performing together and apart, puts on their marriage. Additionally, they share their secret to creating chemistry both on and off stage.

Dr. Anthony & Dr. Hillary Carnell_9/24/23 (Segment #2)

Dr. Anthony and Dr. Hillary Carnell. Anthony and Hillary Carnell are not only husband and wife, but they are also coworkers. They own a Mercy Health Primary Care practice.
They join Sunday Morning Magazine to discuss life and work balance, the challenges of navigating two extremely demanding careers as well as the benefits of working with your spouse. 

William Owens_9/24/23 (Segment #1)

William Owens, Author, Journey By Faith. Adventurer William Owens doesn’t just talk about a “faith journey” in theory. He demonstrates it by traveling the world by bike, train, bus and even motorcycle to engage in conversations with people from all walks of life about what it means to discover God’s will — and then fulfill it.  
Through his book, Journey By Faith, and the accompanying mobile app (available free for iOS and Android devices), audiences get an intimate look at a faith-based journey for the modern era during which Owens lives out his faith by example.

New School Year_Dr. Kien Vuu_Segment #2 (9/17/23)

Dr. Kien Vuu, Triple Board-Certified Physician. Dr. Kien Vuu, affectionately known as “Doctor V,” is a testament to resilience and the power of the human spirit having overcome significant challenges as an infant refugee and personal health obstacles later in life. Today, Doctor V champions optimal health, happiness, and human potential, making him a sought-after speaker by Fortune 500 companies, and professional sports teams.
Doctor V shares his expertise as a health media expert, keynote speaker, and workshop facilitator. He has appeared on platforms like ABC News, The Doctors, and Access Hollywood, empowering others to activate the biology of longevity and human potential within themselves.

New School Year_Dr. Ann Kaplan_Segment #5 (9/17/23)

Dr. Ann Kaplan, Entrepreneur, Author, Former Star of The Real Housewives of Toronto.
Ann Kaplan is the Founder of iFinance Canada Inc. She has taken the Company from Start-up (1996) to one of the largest consumer finance companies in Canada with loan applications exceeding $1B.

New School Year_Sonya Fultz_Segment #4 (9/17/23)

Sonya Fultz, Executive Director, Adopt A Class. Adopt A Class is a local organization which provides mentors to students living in underserved communities and offers students the opportunity to see a wide range of career experiences. Fultz joined the show to talk about the program.

New School Year_Whitney DiFoggio_Segment #3 (9/17/23)

Whitney Rose DiFoggio, Registered Dental Hygienist, Founder of the Youtube Channel, Teeth Talk Girl and Over the past five years, Whitney has leveraged the web to share information surrounding the importance of oral health worldwide through her social media accounts and website.  Whitney’s love for dental hygiene inspired her to create her YouTube channel. The goal of Teeth Talk Girl is to share dental health in a fun, entertaining way. Many viewers have resonated with Whitney’s lighthearted videos and her channel has grown exponentially. TeethTalkGirl now has over 388K subscribers and over 85 million views.

New School Year_Dr. Adolph Brown_Segment #1 (9/17/23)

Dr. Adolph Brown, Clinical Psychologist and Parenting Expert, ABC’s The Parent Test.   Dr. Brown is a life-long social justice advocate, keynote speaker and a career teacher educator. Dr. Brown is in the top 1% of world-class scholar teachers based on peer-reviews, nominations, teaching performance, teaching awards, published evaluations and ratings from America’s best schools, colleges, and universities. He is recognized as one of the top 10 most influential thought leaders in America. 

Married Couples Working Together_ Montell Jordan & Kristin Jordan (Segment #3) 9-10-23

Montell and Kristin Jordan. Montell Jordan is a Grammy-nominated multiplatinum artist. His song, This Is How We Do It, hit the #1 spot on the Billboard charts and remained there for seven consecutive weeks. Montell has written hits songs for Deborah Cox (Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here), Sisqo (Incomplete) and many others. He and his wife of nearly 30 years are Lead Pastors of Master Peace Church. 

About Rodney

Hello! My name is Rodney Lear. I was born and raised here in Cincinnati. I have fond memories of going to Riverfront Stadium with the dad and older brother to watch the Big Red Machine in action. My dad, for some odd reason, would always listen to the game on the radio while we were sitting in the nose-bleed section of the stadium (which every fan knows as the “red seats”).


I have been in the media industry for over 30 years. I started my career behind the camera at WCPO-TV. Today, I spend much of my time behind a microphone as Host and Executive Producer of Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear.

I’m the proud father of two teenage sons. When I’m not at the station, you can find me on the field coaching my boys in soccer, track and field, and baseball.

When I’m not coaching, I’m yelling—I mean cheering—my youngest son on to victory or beaming with pride watching my oldest son play in his high school marching band.

I love music (I need it on most of the time or else I can’t concentrate), enjoy the arts (my favorite artist is Kadir Nelson), like to read (my wife makes fun of me because I read a lot of middle school and YA novels for work). I enjoy walking the king of my house, our scrappy rescue Yorkie Terrier mix, Milo.


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