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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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Bonus Episode: Shea Tuttle Exactly As You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers 

Bonus Episode: Shea Tuttle Exactly As You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers 

November 27, 2019

Bonus Episode: Shea Tuttle Exactly As You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers 

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Fred Rogers fiercely believed that all people deserve love. This conviction wasn’t simply sentimental: it came directly from his Christian faith. God, he insisted, loves us just the way we are. 

In the book, Exactly as You Are, Shea Tuttle looks at Fred Rogers’s life, the people and places that made him who he was, and his work through Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. She pays particular attention to his faith—because Fred Rogers was a deeply spiritual person, ordained by his church with a one-of-a-kind charge: to minister to children and families through television. 

Tuttle explores this kind, influential, and sometimes surprising man: the neighborhood he came from, the neighborhood he built, and the kind of neighbor he, by his example, calls all of us to be.

 Shea Tuttle's Web Site: https://www.sheatuttle.com/

Shea Tuttle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SheaTuttle

Buy The Book: https://amzn.to/34OHalb

 

About the Author:

Shea Tuttle is the author of Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers and co-editor of Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. Her essays have appeared at Greater Good Magazine, The Toast, The Other Journal, Role Reboot and Jenny. She holds an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.

Shea lives in Virginia with her family.

 

As Always...Thank You For Listening

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About Your Host: Rick Lee James

Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

Get Rick Lee James Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

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By Phone: 904.745.9151

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Wednesday – Office closed

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Bonus Episode: Mister Rogers - Things Not Seen Episode with David Dault and Shea Tuttle  

Bonus Episode: Mister Rogers - Things Not Seen Episode with David Dault and Shea Tuttle  

November 25, 2019

Bonus Episode: Mister Rogers - Things Not Seen Episode with David Dault and Shea Tuttle  

 

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Fred Rogers fiercely believed that all people deserve love. This conviction wasn’t simply sentimental: it came directly from his Christian faith. God, he insisted, loves us just the way we are. 

In the book, Exactly as You Are, Shea Tuttle looks at Fred Rogers’s life, the people and places that made him who he was, and his work through Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. She pays particular attention to his faith—because Fred Rogers was a deeply spiritual person, ordained by his church with a one-of-a-kind charge: to minister to children and families through television. 

Tuttle explores this kind, influential, and sometimes surprising man: the neighborhood he came from, the neighborhood he built, and the kind of neighbor he, by his example, calls all of us to be.

 Shea Tuttle's Web Site: https://www.sheatuttle.com/

Shea Tuttle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SheaTuttle

Buy The Book: https://amzn.to/34OHalb

Things Not Seen Podcast Web Site: https://www.thingsnotseenradio.com/

About the Author:

Shea Tuttle is the author of Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers and co-editor of Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. Her essays have appeared at Greater Good Magazine, The Toast, The Other Journal, Role Reboot and Jenny. She holds an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.

Shea lives in Virginia with her family.

 

About the Dr. David Dault:

Host and Executive Producer

David got his start in journalism when he was sixteen years old, writing articles for his hometown newspaper.  He's been asking folks questions ever since. 

David has a PhD in religion from Vanderbilt, and a masters degree from Columbia Theological Seminary.  When he began Things Not Seen, he was teaching in the religion department of a liberal arts college in Memphis. He moved to Chicago with his family in 2013, and spent five years as the executive director of a nonprofit company producing faith-focused media for television, radio, and the web.

He is currently a Visiting Scholar for theology and media at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.

He produces the show from studios in the Hyde Park neighborhood, on Chicago's south side, where he lives with his family.

As Always...Thank You For Listening

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About Your Host: Rick Lee James

Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com

Get Rick Lee James Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

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For Booking Inquiries  Click Here

or contact Gary Stripling

By Phone: 904.745.9151

By Email: gary@themanagementagency.com

Management General Office Hours:
Monday – 11Am – 5PM

Tuesday – 11Am – 5PM

Wednesday – Office closed

Thursday – 11Am – 5PM

Friday – 11AM – 5PM

Saturday – 11AM – 5PM

Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Tom Junod

Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Tom Junod

November 18, 2019

Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Tom Junod

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This week we are pleased to bring you a bonus episode in cooperation with Sony Pictures and the new movie "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood".

This week in the neighborhood we are joined by award winning journalist, and Senior Writer at ESPN, Tom Junod.

Tom has written a number of memorable pieces over the years but he is perhaps best known for a profile article he wrote on Fred Rogers for Esquire in 1998 titled, "Can You Say. . . Hero?". That Esquire article serves as the framework of the movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood in which Tom Hanks portrays Fred Rogers, and Matthew Rhys portrays Lloyd Vogel, a character loosely based on Junod.

The movie opens in theaters everywhere this November.

Special Thanks to Tom Junod and Sony Pictures for helping us bring this wonderful conversation to you this week.

"The first day I met Fred I left my pen in his apartment in NYC. The next morning I found this on his table. I've never opened it."  Tom Junod, telling of an artifact he's kept from his first interview with Mister Rogers for an Esquire profile he wrote in 1998.

 "The first day I met Fred I left my pen in his apartment in NYC. The next morning I found this on his table. I've never opened it."
-Tom Junod, telling of an artifact he's kept from his first interview with Mister Rogers for an Esquire profile he wrote in 1998. 

 

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

Buy Tom's 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 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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Bonus: Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music and Memories Feat. Jon Secada, Lee Greenwood, Jaci Velasquez, Tom Bergeron, and Dennis Scott

Bonus: Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music and Memories Feat. Jon Secada, Lee Greenwood, Jaci Velasquez, Tom Bergeron, and Dennis Scott

November 11, 2019

Bonus Episode:

Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music and Memories

Featuring

  • Jon Secada
  • Lee Greenwood
  • Jaci Velasquez
  • Tom Bergeron
  • Dennis Scott
  • Hosted by Rick Lee James

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All this and more at https://thankyoumisterrogers.com/

 

Special Thanks to my guests: Dennis Scott, Jon Secada, Tom Bergeron, Jaci Velasquez, and Lee Greenwood.

And The @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

I’m your host Rick Lee James.

My personal Twitter account is @RickLeeJames, my web site is RickLeeJames.com, My other Podcast is Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast), and I look forward being with you again next time.

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Voices In My Head Productions does not profit from this program. This show is completely a labor of love out of the respect that the host has for the life of Fred Rogers. We do not own images or sound clips of Fred Rogers used on this show. While this is not a legally binding Mea Culpa, we would appreciate you not suing us.

 

Bonus Episode: Newsweek Fred Rogers Special

Bonus Episode: Newsweek Fred Rogers Special

November 5, 2019

Fred Rogers, known to generations of children as Mister Rogers, built a legacy of compassion and empathy through his decades of children's programming. In a new Special Edition Issue, Newsweek takes us beyond the neighborhood to discover not only Mister Rogers' impact on the lives of millions of children, but also the continuing traditions instilling his philosophies of care to today's generation. This Newsweek Special Edition also gives an inside look into the new film tribute, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, featuring Tom Hanks as everyone's favorite neighbor.

Tim Baker is editor of this Special Fred Rogers Edition of Newsweek and he’s here today to offer us a behind the scenes look at this magazine which releases on November 5th, 2019.

Newsweek Mister Rogers Special Edition Cover

 

Music featured on podcast was Nouvelle Noel by Kevin MacLeod 

Special Thanks to my guest Tim Baker and Newsweek

And The @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter

I’m your host Rick Lee James. My Twitter account is @RickLeeJames, my web site is RickLeeJames.com, My other Podcast is Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast), and I look forward being with you again next time.

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Voices In My Head Productions does not profit from this program. This show is completely a labor of love out of the respect that the host has for the life of Fred Rogers. We do not own images or sound clips of Fred Rogers used on this show. While this is not a legally binding Mea Culpa, we would appreciate you not suing us.

Episode Nine: The Love of Fred Rogers

Episode Nine: The Love of Fred Rogers

November 4, 2019

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Episode Nine: Love

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“Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All parenting. All relationships. Love or the lack of it.”

-Fred Rogers

 

Like to read? This is a book used in the making of today's podcast: 

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Buy The Book Here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802876552/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0802876552&linkCode=as2&tag=rickleejame00-20&linkId=e203674240b93160164ce8baaffa5d43

 

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Episode Eight: The Self-Control of Fred Rogers

Episode Eight: The Self-Control of Fred Rogers

October 21, 2019

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Episode Eight: The Self-Control of Fred Rogers

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In 1968 Fred Rogers wrote a song that asks some important questions:

 

"What do you do with the mad that you feel
When you feel so mad you could bite?
When the whole wide world seems oh, so wrong...
And nothing you do seems very right?

What do you do? Do you punch a bag?
Do you pound some clay or some dough?
Do you round up friends for a game of tag?
Or see how fast you go?

It's great to be able to stop
When you've planned a thing that's wrong,
And be able to do something else instead
And think this song:

I can stop when I want to
Can stop when I wish
I can stop, stop, stop any time.
And what a good feeling to feel like this
And know that the feeling is really mine.
Know that there's something deep inside
That helps us become what we can.
For a girl can be someday a woman
And a boy can be someday a man."

-Fred Rogers

 

Like to read? This is a book used in the making of today's podcast 

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Wonderful Wisdom from Everyone's Favorite Neighbor

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Episode Seven: The Gentleness of Fred Rogers

Episode Seven: The Gentleness of Fred Rogers

October 7, 2019

Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast

Episode Seven: The Gentleness of Fred Rogers

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"Most of us, I believe, admire strength. It's something we tend to respect in others, desire for ourselves, and wish for our children. Sometimes, though, I wonder if we confuse strength and other words--like aggression and even violence. Real strength is neither male nor female; but is, quite simply, one of the finest characteristics that any human being can possess."

-Fred Rogers

From The World According to Mister Rogers

 

Like to read? These are some of the books used in the making of today's podcast 

"The World According To Mister Rogers" – written by Fred Rogers.

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"Out of the Depths: A Songwriter's Journey Through The Psalms" – written by Rick Lee James.

 Out of the Depths: A Songwriter's Journey through the Psalms by [James, Rick]

Buy It Here

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