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

People Who Inspire_Mike Schultz_Segment #3 (8/27/23)

Mike Schultz, Gold Medal-winning Paralympic Champion. Mike Schultz has transformed the world of adaptive action sports in many ways. In 2008, Mike suffered a terrible knee injury during a snowmobile competition resulting in the amputation of his left leg above the knee. When Schultz could not find prosthetic equipment that would perform the way he wanted, he designed his own. Today, his prosthetic company, BioDapt manufactures limbs for fellow action and extreme sports amputees. Schultz won gold and silver medals in snowboarding in the 2018 Winter Paralympics. 

People Who Inspire_Sharon McDougle_Segment #2 (8/27/23)

Sharon McDougle, Aerospace Trailblazer and Author of the book Suite Up for Launch with Shay! McDougle is a United States Air Force (USAF) veteran. McDougle began her career in the Crew Escape Equipment (CEE) Department as a suit technician responsible for processing the orange launch and re-entry pressure suit assemblies worn by all NASA space shuttle astronauts. She was one of only two women CEE Suit Technicians and the only Black technician when she began her career. She made history when she suited up Dr. Mae Jemison for her historic flight aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.

People Who Inspire_Alison Delgado_Segment #1 (8/27/23)

Alison Delgado, Author, My Race for Life: Finding New Strength After Tragedy. Delgado grew up here in Cincinnati and graduated class valedictorian from Colerain High School, where she was a member of the four-time state champion cross country team. 
2010 Delgado was hit by a car while cycling. Having suffered a traumatic brain injury and aneurysms that required surgery and intensive rehabilitation therapy, Delgado returned to the sport she loved.

Alex Eby (CABVI) Segment #4 Braille Ale (7-23-23)

Alex Eby, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Braille Ale. Join CABVI for Braille Ale as they re-release their fan favorite on Thursday, July 27th starting at 5 PM at West Side Brewing. Braille Ale® will be available to purchase in 4 packs and on tap (while supplies last). Big Dogg’s BBQ food truck will be on-site throughout the evening. A portion of your food and beverage purchases during the release will be donated to CABVI to help individuals adapt to vision loss.

Kara Hitchens (AAA) Segment #1 Auto Theft Prevention (7-23-23)

Kara Hitchens, AAA, National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. AAA and its safety partners are taking the opportunity to warn consumers about the rise in vehicle theft, noting that the surge in auto thefts is costly for all vehicle owners. Vehicle thefts nationwide surpassed the 1 million mark in 2022 for the first time in nearly 15 years, according to data from the National Crime Information Center.

Health & Fitness Show_Martinus Evans_Segment #5 (July 17, 2023)

Martinus Evans, Author, Slow AF Run Club: The Ultimate Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Run. In 2012, Martinus Evans was a 360-pound former football player with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science working in retail. During the evaluation for his persistent hip pain, his doctor dropped a bomb: “Mr. Evans, you’re fat. You can either lose weight or die.” But Martinus defiantly created a third option – taking his life into his own hands and proving his doctor, and everyone who ever doubted him, wrong by running a marathon.

Health & Fitness Show_Serena Poon_Segment #4 (July 17, 2023)

Serena Poon, CN, CHC, CHN is the founder of Serena Loves LLC, a lifestyle brand that encompasses all the pillars that support optimal health, well-being, and longevity. She is a celebrity chef, certified nutritionist, Reiki Master, and the wellness and longevity advisor to A-list clientele, including Jerry Bruckheimer to Kerry Washington. 

Health & Fitness Show_Wesley Hamilton_Segment #3 (July 17, 2023)

Wesley Hamilton, Motivational Speaker, Founder of Disabled But Not Really. After a life-changing incident left him paralyzed below the waist. He is revolutionizing how the gym & fitness industry is making more inclusive environments for athletes experiencing challenges, such as working out in a wheelchair. 

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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