Rick Pender is a Cincinnati arts journalist, author, radio interviewer, tour guide and urban resident. He has covered and promoted Cincinnati events and arts for four decades.
Every Sunday from 6–7 am, B-105 airs Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear. The show is produced in-house and examines pertinent issues facing Cincinnati. Recent topics discussed on the program include: Parenting a chronically ill child, innovative educators, preparing students for college, postpartum depression, children of incarcerated parents, the foster care system, getting out of debt, water safety, obesity, illiteracy, family finance, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, suicide prevention, homelessness, military veterans, marriage enrichment, teens and body image, eating disorders, cancer, and race relations.
Regina Belle’s new single, “Freedom” featuring Iyanla Vanzant, reflects the political and moral climate in this country and abroad. Produced and written by Belle with Chris Walker, her longtime music partner and collaborator, the aptly titled “Freedom” is released on her record label, Tashi III Entertainment. Recorded with a live band, a full choir, and a live spoken-word segments by lifestyle guru Vanzant, and
Bishop Kenneth W. Paramore of Christ Centered Church in Akron, Ohio.
Richard Bell served on the DNC National Lawyers Council, the Minority Voting Rights Committee, was an electoral poll monitor for the Obama campaign in Philadelphia in 2012, and an electoral poll monitor for the Clinton campaign in Broward County, Florida during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. He has also argued and won an appeal of a court order protecting voters’ rights in New Jersey on Election Day, 2006.
Bell has been a frequently called upon legal analyst for the media, including CBS News, CNBC, ABC TV.