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

Britney Ruby Miller_9-18-2022

Britney Ruby Miller is CEO of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment (JRCE), headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, which manages a portfolio of high-end steakhouses widely regarded as among the best in the nation. She directs the company’s seven steakhouses in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, leading a team of over eight hundred employees.

She is the author of the book, Five-Star Life: The Faithful Fight to Overcome Obstacles and Pursue Excellence,

Sharon & Sherica_(Segment #3) 9-4-2022 (Following In Parents Footsteps)

Sharon Falcher (Mother) & Sherica Maynard (Daughter), Interior Design By S&S. Sharon and her Daughter Sherica are the owners of the award-winning, luxury design company, Interior Design By S&S. Combined, Sharon and Sherica have over 30 years of experience. Exclusive industry resources, charming hospitality and a timeless design approach to each project are the roots of each design.

Mike and Mark LaRosa_(Segment #1) 9-4-2022

Mike and Mark LaRosa, LaRosa’s Family Pizzerias. Buddy LaRosa opened his first pizzería in 1954 Today, the business has grown to over 65 restaurants in Cincinnati, Dayton, Central Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. Buddy’s sons Mike and Mark LaRosa are currently at the helm of the Company.

Braille Ale (CABVI), Cincinnati_Segment #1_August 7, 2022

Aaron Bley, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI); Samantha Barlion, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI); Joe Mumper, Westside Brewery. Braille Ale is back in a bigger can and an even bigger flavor – Tangerine Juicy IPA! Join CABVI and West Side Brewing to celebrate its release on Thursday, August 11th from 5 – 7 PM at West Side Brewing

Aftab Pureval, Mayor, Cincinnati_Segment #3_August 7, 2022

Aftab Pureval, Mayor, Cincinnati. Aftab Pureval is the 70th Mayor of Cincinnati. He was raised in Southwest, Ohio, the son of first-generation Americans. He is making history as Cincinnati’s first Asian American Mayor. As Mayor, he is committed to serving Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods.

Derrick Barnes_9th Annual Recommended Summer Reading List (7-24-22) Segment #1

Derrick Barnes is the author of the New York Times bestselling picture book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, which received a Caldecott Honor, Newbery Honor, a Coretta Scott King Honor, the Ezra Jack Keats Award as well as the prestigious Kirkus Prize. Barnes joins us to discuss his new picture The Queen of Kindergarten as well as his much anticipated upcoming graphic novel, Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice.

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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