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

01/08/23 – Matt Miller

Matt Miller is the CEO and Executive Director of Firland Workshop, located in Shoreline. Matt gives a historical overview: 70 years ago Firland housed persons with TB. It has since evolved into a popular organization for persons with disabilities and other groups seeking job training and worthwhile positions. For many decades Firland has produced parts for Boeing, alongside their community outreach. Matt extends a welcome to visit and tour the Firland location.

1/01/23 – Ali Katz

Ali Katz is a lawyer and founder and CEO of Personal Family Law. From personal experience of philosophy put into action, Ali provides a fundamental look at life and death. She encourages us to see the opportunities in conflict, and how these are lessons that guide us in living our best life, and to be more of who we really are. Also to be aware there is an end time, so embrace it all. Ali offers some great guidance in creating our legacy with a series of podcasts and her Legacy Master Class.
www.personalfamilylawyer.com/legacymasterclass FB: AliKatz/Facebook IG: @TheAliKatz

12/18/22 – Luke Minor

Luke Minor is the Director of WA529, Washington State’s College Savings plans. The 2 programs, GET and the Dream Ahead college investment plan, are great options for families in planning for future education, as these funds can be used at most educational institutions nationwide, including technical/trade schools, as well as covering the costs of special instruments, and in some cases, student loans. Students who know there’s a goal and plan for them post high school have shown they perform better in upper education. And once a plan’s in place, anyone can contribute. It can be a gift with long-lasting meaning and value.

www.wastate529.wa.gov or call to speak with someone: 1.800.955.2318

12/11/22 – Dr. Monica Vermani

Dr. Monica Vermani is a clinical psychologist and author of “A Deeper Wellness: Conquering Stress, Mood, Anxiety and Traumas” Four pillars of the same conquerable issue, particularly with our expectations of what both the holiday season, and the new year should look like. While taking stock of what we have and hope to accomplish. This is both an internal historic experience, and media influence talking. Dr. Vermani recommends having a counselor, seeking help, and her book is an excellent tool we can use at our own pace.


12/4/22 – Mary Crescenzo

Mary Crescenzo is a master teaching artist, public speaker, and art consultant for community organizations. She is a pioneer in the field of community arts and an advocate for creating awareness of the benefits of art for all ages. Mary is also an author, whose latest book “The Planet Alzheimer’s Guide: 8 Ways the Arts Can Transform the Life of Your Loved One and Your Own” is invaluable either in personal use or in medical facilities. Mary shares: Don’t miss out on the beauty of a spirit not gone.


11/27/22 – Jarod Munzer, Director of the Cougar Mountain Zoo

Jarod Munzer is the director of the Cougar Mountain Zoo, home to a great variety of special animals and birds. And of great importance at this time of year, Santa’s reindeer! The largest herd of Siberian reindeer in the country call Cougar Mountain Zoo home. Among them, a little male born a year ago who, having been bottle fed, is more comfortable with human company and makes special appearances around the zoo. The annual Reindeer Festival, a treat for visitors young and old, runs December 1-30. Santa will be on site on that stretch until the 23rd, the zoo is closed Dec 24/25. This festival is a great time for making special memories, and a membership to the zoo could make for an equally delightful gift.

11/20/22 – Dr. Jae Oh (Chapter II)

Dr. Jae Oh, MBA, is a Medicare Expert, Certified Financial Planner, and author of “Maximize Your Medicare: Qualify For Benefits, Protect Your Health, and Minimize Your Costs”. In this 2nd chapter conversation, Jae pivots to the Affordable Care Act, currently in its open enrollment period. Jae knows we all need medical coverage; the ACA offers that at all wage brackets, with some low income earners qualifying for no fees, and persons nearing retirement might find affordable health care prior to reaching Medicare qualifying age. His website provides podcasts, online videos with valuable information, and a newsletter you can sign up for, containing regular updates.


11/13/22 – Dr. Jae Oh

Jae Oh MBA is a Medicare Expert, Certified Financial Planner and author of “Maximize Your Medicare: Qualify For Benefits, Protect Your Health, and Minimize Your Costs”. Autumn is open enrollment time for Medicare, and important time to assess updates to your coverage. Jae immerses himself in the changes, in particular advocating for retired persons, or those nearing retirement to be aware of their needs. His website provides podcasts and online video training that continues to prove useful.


11/6/22 – Dr. Frank M. Sorrentino

Dr. Frank M. Sorrentino has served as Chairman of the Department of History, Political Science and Social Studies at St. Francis College in New York, where he has taught for over thirty years. He’s also a well-respected author; his latest release is “Presidential Power and the American Political System”. As well, he writes a regular blog, searchable on his website, where he discusses current political and historical trends. He joins us to talk about voting, ahead of Tuesday’s all-important midterms.


10/30/22 – Kwame Alexander, Author of “The Door of No Return”

Kwame Alexander is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author with 35 books to his credit. His new book “The Door of No Return” might be listed as a young adult book. Reallt, it’s for all ages, a family read destined to change the way we think about pre-colonial Africa. Kwame has spent the last decade traveling to Ghana, becoming a member of the community, and a major proponent for literacy, building a library in that country. You can meet Kwame in person, Friday Nov 4, 7pm at Hugo House in Seattle, an event sponsored by Elliott Bay Book Company.