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

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.


8/14/22: Dr. Ronald Alexander | Dreams–a wealth of insight & inspiration

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Dr. Ronald Alexander is a psychotherapist who works with lots of creatives and shares these stories and all we can learn from them in his new book: Core Creativity: The Mindful way to unlock Your Creative Self. We are so much more than most of us realize and we need to become more aware of aspects of ourselves that can only make us better and greater. Dreams–these are an important element in creativity and health.


8/07/22: Elaine Parke – Know Who You Are! Self reflection and self awareness = a great life.

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Elaine Parke is our beginning of the month guest as we make the month by month journey through her book ‘The Habits of Unity–12 Months to a Stronger America’. The theme for August is: Know Who You Are! It’s an ideal focus on self awareness with the resulting awareness that each of us can and do make a difference. We need to focus on the constructive, the uplifting, the good energy that we can spread to each and everyone we meet. And don’t we know that the world is in great need of us doing this.


7/31/22: Thomas Vozzo – 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.

7/24/22: Life after trauma. Boy From Buchenwald–The Story of a Holocaust Survivor.

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Susan McClelland is a journalist, and an author of some special books–ones that focus on the life of children, young people in war-torn lands. Her latest is Boy from Buchenwald–The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor. The young boy is Robbie Waisman who moved to Canada in 1948 following rescue from a concentration camp and some years of education in France. This is a very tough story, but one that needs to be read, for numerous reasons–among them to understand the horrors and atrocities of war and the resilience of human beings.


7/17/22: Mitch Mitchell – Give procrastination the boot & make a will = peace of mind

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Mitch Mitchell was an attorney in private practice, but now is Associate Counsel of Estate Planning at Trust & Will, an online platform that both educates in a broad spectrum of all things related to this aspect of life planning, and also offers the option to create a will or a trust. He’s with us to provide some insights and details on wills primarily and all the reasons to have one, have it notarized, and let key people in your life know you have it and where it is. It is key to protecting your possessions and ensuring that they are passed on to the persons you want to have them. The website is a great learning space.