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

10/23/22 – Dr. Dan O’Neill, Author of “Survival of the Fit: How Physical Education Ensures Academic Achievement and a Healthy Life”

Dr. Dan O’Neill is an Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Psychologist who has great concern about the health crisis with our youth. High obesity, diabetes, the very fact they’re the most unfit generation. In his new book “Survival of the Fit: How Physical Education Ensures Academic Achievement and a Healthy Life”, he addresses the need for daily physical activity. The importance for schools to include daily phys ed classes, and its link to healthy brain development. He states the case for our having turned the world upside down with all our latest innovations–technology and high processed foods, and it’s time to get back to the basics.


10/16/22 – Brennda Ramos, Hand in Hand Kids

Brenna Ramos is Director of Children and Family Services for Hand in Hand Kids, based in Everett, and serving family needs in the surrounding area. With the holiday season looming, many activities are going on for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. And with this, the call is out for communities to pitch in with volunteering and support on behalf of those families in need of a little extra help.


10/9/22 – Carrie James, Co-Author of “Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing and Adults Are Missing”

Dr. Carrie James is a sociologist and longtime researcher of young people’s experiences. Along with her coauthor,Dr. Emily Weinstein, a social scientist, and both are Principal Investigators at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Together they have written this very important book: Behind Their Screens: What Teens are Facing (and Adults are Missing). Based on years of research with over 3500 teens, they provide good insights into what our youth are feeling and thinking, and help guide having productive conversations that include good listening.

10/2/22 – Aubrey Zoli, Senior Development Manager, American Cancer Society

Aubrey Zoli is the Senior Development Manager for the American Cancer Society, leading the challenge for the annual ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ walk. Zoli speaks about the event, a non-competitive walk in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It will take place Saturday morning, Oct 22 at Seattle’s Gas Works Park. There will be booths for education, and an opportunity to honor those who have survived. The goals are simple: to shine a spotlight on this major health issue. And to boost the society’s fund-raising, supporting ongoing research, awareness toward regular mammograms and screening, and increased accessibility, such as rides to appointments, for those with challenges.
Site: www.makingstrideswalk.org/seattlewa

9/18/22 – Mike Dillon, Editor of “Notes from the Garden – Creating A Pacific Northwest Sanctuary”

Mike Dillon has edited a beautiful book about a northwest garden situated on Queen Anne in “Notes from the Garden – Creating A Pacific Northwest Sanctuary”. Madeleine Wilde wrote ‘garden’ columns for the Queen Anne-Magnolia newspaper for nearly 2 decades. She wrote of her garden, but also the trees and special sites in the neighborhoods. We can learn so much about the natural flora of our northwest, along with insights about what and when to plant, and how to properly tend to vegetation. These columns are beautifully written and enjoyable just as stories, but there’s so much gardening information and guidance to be found in this wonderful book.

9/11/22 – Anna Gottlieb, Executive Director at Cancer Pathways

Anna Gottlieb is the Executive Director of Cancer Pathways, a non-profit that does incredible work in our communities for persons touched by cancer. In an overview of these past few months, Anna touches on the summer camps for kids. There were five, and these camps make such a difference for the kids that many come back as counselors when they are teens. A teen writing contest has now reached youth in all 50 states, giving them an important opportunity to voice their experiences. Cancer Happens is a high school education program that has teachers requesting regular return visits to talk about cancer. The annual fashion show and Gala happens October 22 in Seattle with 25 models celebrating the 25th event, with models ages 3-80! Infomation is available on the website, along with an opportunity to donate and support all this important work, as no doubt each of us has been touched by cancer. Website: www.cancerpathways.org

9/4/22: Beverly and Dereck Joubert – Explorers working with National Geographic

Beverly and Dereck Joubert have been a dynamic partnership in life and work. They are storytellers of the wildlife in Africa and advocates for the life and health of these animals as well as for all of nature everywhere. They are explorers working with National Geographic and have created 11 books with Nat Geo, the latest: The Ultimate Book of African Animals, which is a kind of photographic safari. And this is so great as kids, all kids, can learn so much to enhance their education as school gets on track again.
They can be reached at: @natgeobooks

8/28/22: Dr. David Bissonette is an Associate Professor of Nutritional Science at Minnesota State University and the author of an important new book: Insatiable: A Nation’s Unappeasable Hunger

Dr. David Bissonette is an Associate Professor of Nutritional Science at Minnesota State University and the author of an important new book: Insatiable: A Nation’s Unappeasable Hunger. New research pubished in the journal Public Health Nutrition found that readily available packaged foods and beverages have a TON, that’s 2000 pounds more added sugar today than they did 15 years ago. Drinks are 36% sweeter. Sugar content in packaged foods shot up by 9 percent. So we have some of the reason for the obesity epidemic evident today. Dr. Bissonette points out that we used to have special foods for special occasions, holidays, but today we have them all of the time. It’s time to think of the damage we’re doing to ourselves and make good choices.

8/21/22: Dr. Julie Gatza – Tone down all the sugar for overall health & vitality

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Dr. Julie Gatza, a health educator is one of the nation’s top chiropractic physicians with more than 30 years of clinical practice. Using her understanding of the nervous system, nutrition, and alternative therapies, Dr. Gatza’s mission with each patient is to enhance their body’s potential to heal itself. Today’s focus is on ‘sugar’. According to the American Heart Association, the average adult swallows 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day – mostly in the form of soft drinks, candy, cakes, cookies, and pies. Not to be outdone, America’s 14-to-18-year-olds consume an eyepopping 34 teaspoons of added sugar daily. Dr. Julie explains that Sugar provides our bodies with ZERO protein and fat and virtually no trace of vitamins or minerals. But what sugar does provide is a disrupted metabolism and an elevated risk of developing a degenerative disease and early mortality. Dr Julie suggests a supplement to use for good gut health, particularly after using antibiotics: Kolorex. She offers 20% off when calling: 800-827-7656.