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

Ginger Zee (Segment #2) 6/5/2022

Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist at ABC News, reporting on the nation’s weather on Good Morning America and across ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms. Previously she was the meteorologist for “Good Morning America Weekend.” Additionally, Zee hosts an ABC News original digital series “Food Forecast.” Follow Ginger on Twitter: @ginger_Zee; her Facebook Fan Page is:

Fatemah Mirza, Founder, CareerTuners (Segment #3) 6/5/2022

In 2010, Fatemah founded CareerTuners. The company has experienced growth to become a small team of certified resume writers, career coaches, interview coaches, and negotiation experts that help ambitious job seekers, usually people aiming for jobs that pay at least $120-$150K, find better, more satisfying work.

Marc Brown, Author, Believe in Yourself: What We Learned From Arthur (Segment #1) 6/5/2022

• Marc Brown, Author, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: What We Learned from Arthur. Marc Brown is the creator of one of the world’s most iconic and enduring children’s book and television characters—he is author-illustrator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series (since 1976) and creative producer of the number-one children’s PBS KIDS television series “Arthur.” Just in time for the 25th milestone season of the animated series, master storyteller Marc Brown shares the funniest and most heartfelt moments from the longest running children’s television show in America and classic book series in his new book BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: What We Learned from Arthur.

Jayne Utter_Summerfair (Segment #3) 5-29-22

Jayne Utter, Managing Director, Summerfair 2022. Summerfair 2022 will be held at Coney Island June 3rd, 4th and 5th. Summerfair will feature more than 350 fine artists from all around the country. Summerfair has grown into one of the oldest continuous art fairs. Artists exhibit their art at the fair in categories such as photography, painting, wood, ceramics, fibers, leather and jewelry.

David Choate_Soul: A Celebration of Black Music (Segment #2) 5-29-22

From Revolution Dance Theatre comes SOUL: A Celebration of Black Music. The production of live music and superior dance will takes place June 3 & June 4, 2022 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. SOUL: A Celebration of Black Music promises an uplifting good time with sounds of old school, R&B, gospel and more! Dancers perform to the live accompaniment of stellar vocalist Brittany Marie and the Sound the Alarm Band!

Hanna Firestone_CABVI Fun Fest_(Segment #1) 5-29-22

Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually impaired (CABVI). On June 4th, CABVI will host FUN FEST at Washington Park. The FREE event will feature a Cornhole Tournament, live music, carnival games and carnival food.

Jeff Suess_Segment #3_ May 22, 2022

Jeff Suess, Author, Tomorrowland: The Past, Present, and Future of Disney’s Most Changed Land. About the book: When Disneyland opened in 1955, Tomorrowland re¬flected Walt Disney’s optimism for a great big beautiful tomorrow with the promise of atomic age technology and everyday rocket trips to the moon. Then the present caught up to the future, so Walt had to tear it down and start again. To stay ahead, Tomorrowland has been upgraded and redefined for each new generation, from the New Tomorrowland in 1967 to the boldly different Discoveryland, and beyond.

Dennis Logsdon_Segment #2_ May 22, 2022

Dennis Logsdon, Author, The Rumble Tumble Thunderstorm. About the book: The simplest lessons in life are often the most important, like showing kindness, being a friend, and pursuing adventure. A rhyme-written and beautifully illustrated book, The Rumble Tumble Thunderstorm tells the story of Henry, a young boy who discovers a world of adventure within a rainstorm puddle. Alongside two new animal friends, William the whale and Shelly the snail, Henry teaches the importance of friendship and that life’s biggest pleasures can come from the smallest surprises.

Chris Carosa_Segment #1_ May 22, 2022

Chris Carosa, Author, The Parent’s Guide To Turning Your Teen Into A Millionaire. Chris Carosa, a Certified Trust & Financial Advisor and Yale graduate, joined Sunday Morning Magazine to talk about how parents can put their children on the path to become a millionaire.

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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