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

Dr. Col. Michael Lewis, Sleep, Good medicine, Use it for your good health

Dr. Col. Michael Lewis (Ret. Army–31 year career) is the founder of Brain Health Education and Research Institute which focuses on nutritional interventions for brain health following concussions and TBIs. He discusses Sleep as a critical factor in our good health, and particularly important during this stressful CoVID time. Sleep is important for a healthy immune system, and affects concentration, mood, judgment, creativity and productive. A few key things to consider: Really aim for 7-9 hours; cut the caffeine at least 6 hours before bedtime; turn off news and social media for an hour before sleep; have a dark room.

www.brainhealtheducation.org check out CV Sciences on YouTube

Lisa Conyers talks tarriffs, stadiums, inequitable taxes in: Welfare for the Rich.

Lisa Conyers is a co-author with Phil Harvey of– Welfare for the Rich: How Your Tax Dollars End up in Millionaires’ Pockets–and What You Can do About it”.

Lisa focuses on the intersection between economic policy and real-world outcomes. Her passion is explaining complex economic issues to the layman. In this new book she focuses on welfare, trade, and regulatory policy, on state and federal tax subsidies, zoning issues, tax and banking policy. The book came out just before the Federal emergency business loans were offered–which will be the focus of the next investigation. The book will be the subject of a PBS documentary next spring.


Risha Grant–How to raise kids without unconscious bias

Risha Grant is an internationally renowned diversity, inclusion and bias expert. Her book is a good resource as she shares stories which are a great tool for understanding situations: That’s BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures”. She also has a corresponding “BS” Video Series. Risha shares that the simple steps we as families and communities need to be doing to create change are: Listen, Validate, Act. And read to children,– the availability of books on diversity and culture are abundant! And libraries offer story times–virtually at this time. We are the force of change.


Dr Adia H Wingfield, an equitable work place is possible for everyone

Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield is a Professor of Sociology at Washington University. Harvard Business Review wrote that: Washington University in St. Louis has one of the more racially diverse sociology departments in academia today. Therefore when Dr. Wingfield speaks and writes on inequity in the workplace, she does so with the experience of equity being possible. Her most recent book: Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy focuses largely on the health care field, touches on the public sector, and it’s all applicable to all workplaces.

Follow her on Twitter @AdiaHWingfield

Our youth need us to be informed about their mental health. Jack Shriner educates us.

Jack Shriner is the Lead Psychotherapist at PacMed, where he works with people of all ages, and he has a keen desire to help kids. Having now spent months in this CoVID reality is a challenge for most of us. It can be very impactful on our kids, so it is important to be observant, engage with them, and seek professional help when it’s needed. And this is adolescents and teens. Appointments are being held virtually.


Support for the Health Care Price Transparency Act. Cynthia Fisher.

Cynthia Fisher is a life sciences entrepreneur, independent investor, and corporate board director. Cynthia is also the founder and Chairman of PRA, Patient Rights Advocate.org…a non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides a voice for consumers –you and me, to have transparency in healthcare. A perfect conversation on Independence Day weekend, when we can consider contacting our Senators Murray and Cantwell to support — the Health Care PRICE Transparency Act, which would require hospitals and health insurers to post their discounted cash prices and secret, hidden negotiated rates.


An education on Social Justice, Dr. David Nurenberg

Dr. David Nuremnberg is a professor, educational consultant and writer in the Boston area who teaches courses at both the high school and graduate level. Dr. Nuremberg is the author of “WHAT DOES INJUSTICE HAVE TO DO WITH ME?: Engaging Privileged White Students with Social Justice”. This book evolved over the past few years because Dr. Nurenberg found that his high school students expressed this very thought that they did not see any relevance in reading about the Civil RIghts movement, about Martin Luther King Jr. And it is a great guide book for teachers and parents to use today.


Carew Papritz, 'The Legacy Letters', a Father's Day gift, and more

Carew Papritz is an award-winning author and education thought leader. The message that resonates through the pages of “The Legacy Letters” is timeless, and so critically important in our life and world today. So ideal for Father’s Day, Carew talks about fatherhood, male role models, and experiences with students. Carew divides his time between Washington state–which is home, and Arizona. Check out his CarewTube, encouraging kids to read.

Home – rework

Dr. Sanam Hafeez, neuropsychologist, research on police and police work

Dr. Sanam Hafeez is a neuropsychologist in New York City, and she is a faculty member of Columbia University. She has conducted research in the area of ‘what makes a mentally fit police officer’ and she has worked with the NYC police department. She has the credentials to help us gain some understanding and some insights into the huge issues we are seeing with police departments across this country.


A guide for dealing with compassion fatigue from Earl Johnson

Earl Johnson is one of the founders of the Spiritual Care Division of the American Red Cross. And he is the author of “Finding Comfort During Hard Times: A Guide to Healing After Disease, Violence, and Other Community Trauma”. Beginning his work in the ’80s during the AIDS epidemic, Earl has the experience of seeing that with basic disaster training, the people doing the work have less compassion fatigue. We are all dealing with a qualified kind of disaster during this pandemic. We can find insights and support in the guidance of Earl’s book.