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.

Listen to the Sunday Morning Magazine podcast on the Q102 mobile app, here on WKRQ.com or wherever you get your podcasts.


Latest Episodes

Postpartum Depression #2

We speak to women who have experienced postpartum depression. In addition, two medical experts talk about the warning signs and treatment for postpartum depression.

Postpartum Depression #1

We speak to women who have experienced postpartum depression. In addition, two medical experts talk about the warning signs and treatment for postpartum depression.

All About Sports (Griffey Sr.)

We feature some of our favorite interviews with celebrities from the world of sports. Ken Griffey Sr. talks about his battle with prostate cancer

All About Sports (Marvin Lewis)

We feature some of our favorite interviews with celebrities from the world of sports. Marvin Lewis talk about the Marvin Lewis Community Fund and life as the Head Coach of the Cincinnati Bengals

All About Sports (Zina Garrison)

We feature some of our favorite interviews with celebrities from the world of sports. Zina talks about her battle with weight and body image.

All About Sports (Alonzo Mourning)

We feature some of our favorite interviews with celebrities from the world of sports. Mr. Mourning talks about growing up in the foster care system.

How to Strengthen Your Marriage (Part 1): Attitudes and Expectations of Marriage

In this special two-part series we look at attitudes and expectations of marriage. We talk to high school students and find out if marriage is part of their “American Dream.” We talk to a Family and Marriage Therapist about marriage. Also it’s a growing trend–couples who make the decision to live together, have children, but skip the marriage vows. We talk to one such couple. We also talk to an engaged couple. Are they ready for marriage? Tune in to find out. Could you and your spouse quit your jobs and travel around the world for three years? Would your marriage survive? Can you spend too much time with your spouse? A couple tells us about their journey around the world.

How to Strengthen Your Marriage (Part 1): Attitudes and Expectations of Marriage(B)

In this special two-part series we look at attitudes and expectations of marriage. We talk to high school students and find out if marriage is part of their “American Dream.” We talk to a Family and Marriage Therapist about marriage. Also it’s a growing trend–couples who make the decision to live together, have children, but skip the marriage vows. We talk to one such couple. We also talk to an engaged couple. Are they ready for marriage? Tune in to find out. Could you and your spouse quit your jobs and travel around the world for three years? Would your marriage survive? Can you spend too much time with your spouse? A couple tells us about their journey around the world.

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”).

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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.

-Rodney

Email Rodney at rlear@hbi.com.