Sunday Morning Magazine

Every Sunday from 7–8am, Q102 airs Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear. The show is produced in-house and examines pertinent issues facing Cincinnati. Recent topics discussed on the program include: Parenting a chronically ill child, innovative educators, preparing students for college, postpartum depression, children of incarcerated parents, the foster care system, getting out of debt, water safety, obesity, illiteracy, family finance, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, suicide prevention, homelessness, military veterans, marriage enrichment, teens and body image, eating disorders, cancer, and race relations.

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


LATEST EPISODES
Christmas Wish List Show_Miles and Christina Davis_Davis Cookie Collection_12-20-20

• Miles and Christina Davis, Davis Cookie Collection. The business launched in May of 2014. The business idea started when owner Christina Davis utilized baking as an outlet during stressful times in graduate school. Christina had a passion for baking, as she learned how to make delicious handmade dessert at an early age. Christina and her husband Miles decided to step out on faith and start a business doing something that Christina enjoyed. The Davis’s have opened their first brick and mortar location at 4926 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45237

Christmas Wish List Show_Diana Bosse, Alzheimer's Association_12-20-20

The first person to survive Alzheimer’s disease is out there — but we can’t get there without you! Help the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati achieve its 2020 year-end $1.5 million dollar Walk to End Alzheimer’s goal. This money is used to fund vital support for Alzheimer’s families and research efforts to find a cure. There is still time to donate. Call (513) 721-4284 today, or visit alz.org/walkhttps://www.alz.org/cincinnati

Christmas Wish List Show_Segment #1_ Ray and Courtney

Ray Anderson, Cincinnati Animal Care.

• Courtney, PetSuites. This holiday season PetSuites Erlanger is partnering with Cincinnati Animal Care. They are the dog warden in Cincinnati, and recently took over the SPCA Cincinnati building. For the holiday season, if guests donate a bag of unopened dog food, cat food, or litter they will receive a free day of daycare or boarding at Pet Suites (Erlanger or Sharonville locations). If pet parents donate their remaining food from boarding, they will receive a $5 off coupon for their following visit. In addition, they will have a giving tree in the lobby with ornaments that have Amazon wish lists from the dogs at Cincinnati Animal Care. Cincinnati Animal Care has over 180 dogs that need to be adopted right now, and 200 cats trying to find their furever home.

Christmas Literacy 2020_Paul Ruditis_Segment 9

Paul Ruditis, Author of the Adapted book, It’s A Wonderful Life. Paul Ruditis is a New York Times best-selling author and pop culture addict who has written companion books for numerous TV shows and films. His diverse resume also includes original young adult novels, comic books, and novelty books for all ages.

Christmas Literacy 2020_Ada Grey_Segment 8

• Ada Grey, Illustrator, The Twelve Unicorns of Christmas. Ada Grey studied illustration and later took a role in design. Moving back into illustration, Ada set about designing her own unique picture book style. Characterized by an energetic palate, adorable, lively characters, and a delicate use of texture, Ada’s work has a whimsical, boutique feel. She is the illustrator behind Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby! and I Love You Just the Way You Are, among others.

Christmas Literacy 2020_Frederick Glasser_Segment 6

Frederick Glasser, Author, Is It Christmas Yet? Frederick Glasser is the author of Monsters Come Out Tonight! He has worked in editorial for Viking Penguin children’s books, and in publicity, advertising, and marketing for the Random House juvenile division. He is currently sales director at Fox Chapel Publishing.

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.