Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast
Bonus Episode - Making Friends

Bonus Episode - Making Friends

May 28, 2020

Bonus Episode: Making Friends

Because we are all dealing with a lot these days and tensions have never been higher, I thought it might be a good idea to share Fred Rogers thoughts on friendship from his book, Making Friends.

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

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Bonus Episode: Officer Clemmons Returns With A New Memoir

Bonus Episode: Officer Clemmons Returns With A New Memoir

May 13, 2020

Bonus Episode: Officer Clemmons Returns With A New Memoir

This week in the neighborhood, our guest is Dr. François S. Clemmons, aka Officer Clemmons is back with an in depth conversation.

 

François Scarborough Clemmons (born April 231945 in Birmingham) is an opera singer, playwright, and lecturer best known for his appearances as Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

François made his first appearance on Mister Rogers Neighborhood in 1968. His role as Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers Neighborhood was groundbreaking, presenting a positive image of an African American at a time when racial tensions were high. He writes in his new book, Officer Clemmons, that in Fred Rogers he found a friend, a mentor, and with Fred’s wife Joanne, a family. His new memoir titled, Officer Clemmons, is now available.

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Buy The New Book: Officer Clemmons

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 Benjamin Tossot at www.Bensound.com.

Special Thanks to my guest neighbor Francois Clemmons and Catapult Books

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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Facing Difficult Situations with Fred Rogers - Bonus Episode

Facing Difficult Situations with Fred Rogers - Bonus Episode

April 21, 2020

Facing Difficult Situations with Fred Rogers: Bonus Episode

 

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This episode contains passages from the book, You Are Special: Words of Wisdom from America's Most Beloved Neighbor - written by Fred Rogers

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Find This Book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cAf0hJ

 

Hosted by Rick Lee James 

Rick's Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

 

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Life’s Journeys According To Mister Rogers: Things To Remember Along The Way

Life’s Journeys According To Mister Rogers: Things To Remember Along The Way

April 8, 2020

Life's Journeys According To Mister Rogers: Things To Remember Along The Way

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Find This Book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RhzJ1O

This week we are pleased to bring you a bonus episode highlighting some wonderful passages from one of Fred Rogers' best loved books. We also share a special foreword to the book written by Fred's wife, Joanne. This episode is full of wisdom from Fred Rogers himself.

 

 

 

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

For More Wisdom From Fred Rogers, Check Out Tom Junod's Book: A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood

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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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