Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast
Dealing With Loss & When A Pet Dies

Dealing With Loss & When A Pet Dies

April 1, 2020

Dealing With Loss & When A Pet Dies

Because we are all dealing with loss in many ways I thought it might be a good idea to share an episode like this one that deals with loss and the Fred Rogers book, When A Pet Dies.

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

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Buy This Book: https://amzn.to/341XfoI

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Hosted by Rick Lee James

Mister Rogers Quotes on Twitter: @MisterRogersSay

Rick Lee James on Twitter: @RickLeeJames

Rick Lee James Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

 

Happy Birthday Mister Rogers (Live Episode)

Happy Birthday Mister Rogers (Live Episode)

March 20, 2020

Happy Birthday Mister Rogers (Live Episode)

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"You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you. There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are."

-Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers would have been 92 years old today, so I felt like today would be the perfect day for a live tribute episode, complete with Fred Rogers Quotes.

As we again walk into this podcast neighborhood, we want you to know that no matter where you are from, you are welcome here. I’m glad to be your our neighbor. Every daughter, every son, every tribe, and every tongue, in the Spirit of Fred Rogers and the life of welcome that he lived, welcome to the neighborhood.

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Hosted by Rick Lee James

Mister Rogers Quotes on Twitter: @MisterRogersSay

Rick Lee James on Twitter: @RickLeeJames

Rick Lee James Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

 

Bonus Episode: Looking For Helpers and Being Helpers In The Time of A Pandemic

Bonus Episode: Looking For Helpers and Being Helpers In The Time of A Pandemic

March 16, 2020

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Bonus Episode: Looking For Helpers and Being Helpers In The Time of A Pandemic

This is the first livestream episode of this podcast I beg your pardon if the audio quality isn't what we usually have. I wanted to take some time today, very briefly, to talk about a few ways that we might be good helpers and neighbors in this very testing time that we are living in with the coronavirus pandemic affecting all of us in one way or another.  I'd love to hear from you with your ideas about how to be helpers. Send me a tweet @MisterRogersSay.

As always, thank you for listening. As Fred Rogers said, "By listening, you minister to me."

 

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

www.RickLeeJames.com

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Bonus Episode: Looking For Helpers and Being Helpers In The Time of A Pandemic

Bonus Episode: Looking For Helpers and Being Helpers In The Time of A Pandemic

March 16, 2020

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Bonus Episode: Looking For Helpers and Being Helpers In The Time of A Pandemic

This is the first livestream episode of this podcast I beg your pardon if the audio quality isn't what we usually have. I wanted to take some time today, very briefly, to talk about a few ways that we might be good helpers and neighbors in this very testing time that we are living in with the coronavirus pandemic affecting all of us in one way or another.  I'd love to hear from you with your ideas about how to be helpers. Send me a tweet @MisterRogersSay.

As always, thank you for listening. As Fred Rogers said, "By listening, you minister to me."

 

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

www.RickLeeJames.com

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Bonus Episode: Joy Ike - Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 

Bonus Episode: Joy Ike - Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 

February 24, 2020

Bonus Episode: Joy Ike - Won't You Be My Neighbor? 

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Joy Ike is a Pittsburgh based singer and songwriter whose music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to great female musicians like Nina Simone, Laura Nyro, and Regina Spektor. Her polished, precise and graceful music defies easy categorization. 

A write-up on NPR's All Things Considered says "The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop...a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small."

Recently Joy released a brilliant cover song and music video for the Mister Rogers Neighborhood Theme song, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”. She has stopped by our podcast neighborhood for a visit today and I am just thrilled have her with us.

 

 

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Also a special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

Your host is Rick Lee James.

Rick's Twitter account is @RickLeeJames and his web site is RickLeeJames.com.

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(Live) Bonus Episode: What Mister Rogers Can Teach Us About Hospitality

(Live) Bonus Episode: What Mister Rogers Can Teach Us About Hospitality

February 12, 2020

(Live) Bonus Episode: What Mister Rogers Can Teach Us About Hospitality

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This special live episode was recorded in January 2020 at the Worship 424 Conference in Cedarville Ohio at Cedarville University. I had the chance to talk address a group of minister on what Fred Rogers can teach churches about hospitality in Worship. 

 

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

 

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Movie Tie-In): Neighborly Words of Wisdom from Mister Rogers

Get The New Book: A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Theme Music featured on this podcast is "Nouvelle Noel" by Kevin MacLeod.

A special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

Your host is Rick Lee James.

Rick's Twitter account is @RickLeeJames and his web site is RickLeeJames.com.

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Bonus Episode: Fred Rogers Quotes @MisterRogerSay

Bonus Episode: Fred Rogers Quotes @MisterRogerSay

January 17, 2020

Bonus Episode: Fred Rogers Quotes @MisterRogerSay

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This week I am pleased to bring you a collection of my favorite Fred Rogers quotes. It's as simple (and as deep) as that.

Enjoy these wise and powerful quotes by our favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers.

 

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

 

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Movie Tie-In): Neighborly Words of Wisdom from Mister Rogers

Get The New Book: A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Theme Music featured on this podcast is "Nouvelle Noel" by Kevin MacLeod.

A special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

Your host is Rick Lee James.

Rick's Twitter account is @RickLeeJames and his web site is RickLeeJames.com.

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Christmastime With Mister Rogers: A Bonus Episode

Christmastime With Mister Rogers: A Bonus Episode

December 16, 2019

Christmastime With Mister Rogers

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After a decade of shows, Fred Rogers needed to take a breather. In 1976, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood went on a three year hiatus. One year into the show’s hiatus, our favorite sweater-loving neighbor took a break from his vacation so that he could film the rarely seen special, Christmastime with Mister Rogers. It would be the only Christmas special that he ever made in his long career. Christmastime With Fred Rogers was the name of that special and it's the focus of this special bonus episode.

Hosted by Rick Lee James of www.RickLeeJames.com

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Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Luke Flowers, Illustrator of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers

Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Luke Flowers, Illustrator of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers

December 9, 2019

Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Luke Flowers, Illustrator of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers

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Luke Flowers is an author and illustrator from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has illustrated over 50 children's books since 2014, including Disney’s “The Muppet Christmas Carol” storybook, and his own original top selling series “Moby Shinobi”,which has a new chapter  book releasing on  Dec. 26, 2019. Luke has created work for a range of clients that include Disney, Scholastic, Random House, Little Golden Books, Nickelodeon, and many more. He recently illustrated the New York Times Best-seller “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” poems by Fred Rogers” and he stopped by today to tell us more about it.

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Buy Luke's New Book: A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers

Luke Flowers Web Site: http://www.lukeflowerscreative.com/

Luke Flowers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lafcreative?s=20

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Bonus Episode: François (Officer) Clemmons

Bonus Episode: François (Officer) Clemmons

December 2, 2019

Bonus Episode: A Conversation with François Clemmons

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Our guest on this special Bonus episode of Welcome To The Neighborhood is François Clemmons (Officer Clemmons) from Mister Rogers Neighborhood     

Dr. François Scarborough Clemmons is an Afro-American singer, actor, playwright and university lecturer. He is perhaps best known for his appearances as Officer Clemmons on the PBS television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood from 1968 to 1993. For 25 years, Clemmons performed the role of Officer Clemmons, a friendly neighborhood policeman, in the "Neighborhood of Make-Believe" on the children's television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. In the neighborhood itself, Clemmons ran a singing and dance studio located in the building diagonally across from Mr. Rogers' house. As "Officer Clemmons", he became one of the first African Americans to have a recurring role on a kids' TV series. 

 

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Buy François Clemmons New Book: Officer Clemmons: A Memoir

Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.

Theme Music featured on this podcast is "Nouvelle Noel" by Kevin MacLeod and all other Music by Bejamin Tossot at www.Bensound.com.

Special Thanks to my guest neighbor David Dault.

Also a special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

Your host is Rick Lee James.

Rick's Twitter account is @RickLeeJames and his web site is RickLeeJames.com.

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