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

3/20/22: The pain that drives young people into gangs, a major solution in LA

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Thomas Vozzo is a global business executive who left that world when he saw the injustices and is now the unpaid CEO of Homeboy. In his book “The Homeboy Way: A Radical Approach to Business and Life” Thomas relates his story and finding his way to volunteering at Homeboy Industries in LA. Founded 30 years ago this very successful entity assists former gang members and those who have been in prison build a new and fulfilling life. Thousands of these former gang members have come through the doors to find counseling, education, housing and good employment. Thomas provides insights into the shattered lives these individuals have come from.


3/13/22: Dr. Kerlan Wolsey – Lung health is Life health. Be Active. Avoid smoking in any form.

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Dr. Kerlan Wolsey is a pulmonologist with Pacific Medical Centers, discusses lung health, building it and maintaining it. Our cool moist northwest climate contributes to lung challenges so it’s important to pay attention to the things going on with our breathing. The simple activity of 30-minutes of walking 5 days/week helps to build lung strength, and since many of us have been more sedentary over the past 2 years, this is a good and simple activity. Also, steer clear of any kind of smoking activity.


3/06/22: Elaine Parke | Resolve Conflict–begin in our own life, each of us, let the healing flow outward.

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Elaine Parke is a visionary and the author of ‘The Habits of Unity–12 Months to a Stronger America’ and she joins us as we begin a new month. March is designated: Resolve Conflicts (and of course all year long). We might see the value and importance of this as war brews in the Ukraine. While we pray for a good resolution across the globe, we can look at our own lives and relationships and find where we can make peace in our own circumstances. Elaine worked with communities in the midwest in the early 2000s with great results and great engagement of all ages.

2/27/22: Affordable 5K wireless for low income persons and families

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Matthew Cave, Market Director for Cricket Wireless offers an update on affordable 5G wireless plans for individuals and families, a program that should be in place for at least 3-4 years with an infusion of $14billion in federal funding. A family of 4 could have phone or tablet service for just $70 if they qualify as low income. People can check on this at: ACPbenefit.org


2/27/22: Hey Teens, here’s an opportunity to tell a story about cancer

Anna Gottlieb is the founder and Executive. Director of Cancer Pathways in Seattle. For more than 20 years persons facing a cancer diagnosis have found support in this benevolent organization as have their family and friends. Teens have a special opportunity now to write about their encounter with this disease in an essay contest: Cancer Unwrapped.The program has now spread nationwide and has had a much therapeutic effect.

2/20/22: It’s in our hands, the grassroots to be the source or change in our Justice System

On Sunday Morning Magazine: David Rudolf is a criminal defense and civil rights attorney for more than 40 years. He is the author of a new book: American Injustice–Inside Stories from the Underbelly of the Criminal Justice System. In the past thirty years, 2,700 innocent American prisoners – their combined prison sentences adding up to nearly 25,000 years – have been exonerated and freed. In the book takes us behind the scenes of a justice system in desperate need of reform, blending true crime reporting and observations on civil rights in America.


2/13/22: “Reclaim Your Rhythm” and celebrate life and great health!

On Sunday Morning Magazine: Continuing with heart health awareness during February Heart month.

A stroke is a big wake up call and Courtney Wilkins had the experience as a young woman of just 30. About a dozen years later she is here to share her story and her ongoing amazing recovery.

Dr. Mary Ann Bauman is an internal medicine doctor in Seattle and is on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association Western Region. She is deeply committed to supporting all it takes for our good heart health. She shares the ongoing research finding that strokes do occur in younger women and the need to focus on a healthy lifestyle of nutrition, exercise and rest.
Remember FAST to survive a stroke. Reclaim Your Rhythm is the heart health theme.

2/06/22: ‘You Count’ is the February theme in the 12 Habits of Unit. Make it happen.

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Elaine Parke is the synthesizer of a wealth of information that when put into use can result in what is the title of her book, the roadmap: The Habits of Unity-12 Months to a Stronger America. In January Elaine provided an overview and the history of the daily habits that have changed the communities that put it into practice, having fun, being creative, and finding connections. Each month has a focal point, and February’s is: You Count. This acknowledges Black History month and invites each of us to discover that we count and this builds bonds between us. Check the website to get started today, and get a book to share and immerse yourself.


1/30/22: Living vibrantly and particularly in Retirement, Gary Sirak shares the 3 P’s

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Gary Sirak is a 40-year veteran of the financial services industry and President of Sirak Financial Services, based in Ohio. He is a voice of wisdom that can help us really live our life well, and make it a good foundation for retirement. Gary Sirak has written three books – If Your Money Talked, What Secrets Would It Tell?, The American Dream Revisited and How To Retire And Not Die.

1/23/22: Creek Stewart – Be prepared. Provides peace of mind. Super details in ‘The Disaster Ready Home’.

on Sunday Morning: Creek Stewart is a world-renowned survival instructor and the author of a must-have handbook: The Disaster-Ready Home–A Step-by-Step Emergency Preparedness Manual for Sheltering in Place. Creek says it’s not a matter of if, but of when. Just in the last week we heard of a potential tsunami hitting the west coast. We’ve had extreme heat, heavy snow and rain. In these and harsher events, it’s great to be prepared, and Creek tells of how simple it is. Have a rotating pantry–buy a few extra items each shopping trip to create extra food, and have the food you enjoy eating.