Sunday Morning Magazine

Sunday Morning Magazine is a local Seattle podcast featuring guests from local non-profit agencies, authors and specialists in the fields that are the focus of each weekend's informative conversation. These focus areas include education, environment, charities, crime, health, domestic issues, and youth.

Latest Episodes

11/26/23 – Kyla Cain

Kyla Cain is the Education Curator of the Cougar Mountain Zoo, and she brings a sleigh-full of great information about the Issaquah Reindeer Festival, happening all of December. An event where the holiday magic is in full force. Santa, the reindeer and his elves all make it a memorable event, as well as a great gift. A zoo membership can be a gift worthy of bringing great fun all year long. 

11/19/23 – Sandy Robertson

Sandy Robertson, RN, MSN, PH-CNS, is an author and Board-Certified Holistic Nurse (HN-BC). For the past 25 years, she has been a notable corporate and healthcare systems manager, as well as an educator of varied wellness and obesity programs. Her latest release, “Why Am I Eating This?” is an empowering read with what she calls “7 Simple Steps for Transforming” our relationship with food, the first being mindfulness. Sandy shares her personal experience with food, along with those from clients, and offers a sturdy foundation for making a lasting change in our own life. One rather fitting as the big eating holiday season approaches.

11/12/23 – Dr. Jonathan Howard

Dr. Jonathan Howard is a New York-based neurologist and psychiatrist who worked throughout the pandemic at Bellevue Hospital. And who has a unique perspective about this time in our mutual history. A compelling nonfiction book resulted from these personal experiences, entitled “We Want Them Infected: How the Failed Quest for Herd Immunity Led Doctors to Embrace the Anti-Vaccine Movement and Blinded Americans to the Threat of COVID.”

11/5/23 – Patrick Smithwick

Patrick Smithwick is a husband, dad, teacher, and a writer whose most recent book is “War’s Over, Come Home–A Father’s Search for His Son, Two-Tour Marine Veteran of the Iraq War.” With Veteran’s Day on November 11, Patrick’s story of son Andrew, a vet looking for himself again after facing the atrocities of war, and while battling the grip of PTSD, takes greater precedence. Patrick and his family continue to look for Andrew who they last knew was in Arizona, living day to day. In this story, I hope we’ll think about our veterans who have lived through nightmares and are in need of support that isn’t readily available to them. Patrick talks of seeing that one person on the street and seeing them as a struggling human being.

10/29/23 – Jae Oh

Jae Oh is a natural guest to have, when it comes time to discuss some of the finer points of Medicare enrollment as well as the ACA – the Affordable Care Act.  Jae is a certified financial planner and author of a top-rated, top-selling book ‘Maximize Your Medicare,’ providing the details for various circumstances. Medicare Open enrollment has begun and continues through Dec.7. For persons younger than 65, ACA, the Affordable Care Act enrollment opens November 1-January 15. 
Jae has a newsletter: jaeoh.substack.com | www.gh2benefits.com

10/22/23 – Eddie Chuculate

Eddie Chuculate is a multi-award-winning author. He is a Creek and Cherokee Indian who grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma and now lives in Minneapolis.  His new book “This Indian Kid: A Native American Memoir” highlights personal experiences from boyhood to young manhood, all with unflinching prose. The publisher, Scholastic Focus, has the goal of bringing thoughtful works of narrative nonfiction to middle-grade and young adult readers. 

10/15/23 – Dr. Elizabeth Klodas

Dr. Elizabeth Klodas is a preventative cardiologist in Minnesota. She admits right up front that her desire is to put herself out of that business, to help us achieve good heart health naturally and better manage our cholesterol through precise nutrient intake. To which end, the solution was simple: create her own outfit, Step One Foods. Dr. Klodas shares her story as well as the insights on how to improve not just our health, but that of our entire family, because good health begins at birth. 

10/8/23 – Antonia Bowring

Antonia Bowring is a top executive coach, based in New York City. She’s across the country, but we can benefit from her experience and work through her new book “Coach Yourself! Become the Best Version of Yourself Using Practical Frameworks.” This book is the ideal roadmap, guiding us on our own personal journey, while gaining insights toward our truest self, and sending those gifts back out to the world.  

10/1/23 – David Magee

David Magee is the best-selling author of “Things Have Changed: What Every Parent (and Educator) Should Know About the Student Mental Health and Substance Misuse Crisis”, and “Dear William: A Father’s Memoir of Addiction, Recovery, Love, and Loss”, the latter a heart-wrenching tome of a father making sense of his son’s fatal overdose. As a pathfinder for student and family mental health, as well as substance misuse, he’s an instrumental figure behind the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing at the University of Mississippi, and a frequent K–12 and university educational and motivational speaker, helping students and parents find and keep their joy. 

9/24/23 – Anna Gottleib & Darlin Gray

Anna Gottlieb is the Executive Director of Cancer Pathways. She joins us to highlight key programs anyone impacted by cancer can participate in for free. Case in point, their major fundraiser – the Surviving with Style Fashion Show & Gala, happening at The Westin in Seattle October 21st. The 25 models featured are all survivors of a confrontation with cancer, and we see that cancer does not discriminate! In addition, one of those models, Darlin Gray, joins us to give a personal insight into what the diagnosis meant to her, the healing experience, and the special bond she’s built with her colleagues walking that runway. We all have a connection to the disease, so supporting the work of Cancer Pathways supports us all, because “free” is expensive.