Moody Radio Cleveland
The Morning Program with Mark and the Morning Team

The Morning Program with Mark and Gary

Air Date May 8, 2013


On today's program guests include David Szafranski, Penna Dexter, Ron Sider, Anne Rathbone Bradley and Juri Ammari.  Additional items referred to may be found on Moody Radio Cleveland's Facebook page:  Facebook Group.


David Szafranski

6:05 a.m. – David Szafranski
Financial advisor, Edgewater Investments, Avon, Ohio
Topic: Fear and the financial future 
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6:15 a.m. – Mark and Gary
Topic:  The Word of the Day
logomachy - an argument marked by the reckless use of words

Penna Dexter

6:35 a.m. – Penna Dexter
Mother, activist, columnist for The Baptist Press
Audio Blog Topic: “Plan B for Kids?"

6:54 a.m. - Mark and Gary
Topic: Pray with Syrians this Saturday as they pray for peace in their homeland

7:15 a.m. – Mark and Gary
Topic: As the Seymour Avenue story continues to develop, neighbors begin to ponder what it means to be a neighbor 

7:35 a.m. – Ron Sider and Anne Rathbone Bradley
Sider, Founder of Evangelicals for Social Action; Bradley, Vice President of economic initiatives at the Institute of Faith, Work and Economics
Topic: Moody Radio’s Julie Roys speaks with Sider and Bradley about how to fix the national debt 
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7:45 a.m. – Mark and Gary
Topic: Reader’s Digest survey concerning who Americans trust the most

8:05 a.m. – David Szafranski
(Same as 6:05 a.m.)

8:15 a.m. – Mark and Gary
Topic:  The Grab Bag Question
What person was the highest-ranked Christian in the Reader’s Digest “Who do you trust?” poll?   Tony Dungy (21st)

8:35 a.m. – Pastor Juri Ammari
Pastor of Metro Alliance Church in Cleveland’s Detroit/Westshore neighborhood
Topic: Seven churches come together to pray for Cleveland’s west side in the case of three women now free after 10 years of captivity 

8:45 a.m. – Mark and Gary
Topic: The Seymour Avenue story has been the #1 story on the BBC this week


Mark Zimmerman

Mark Zimmerman

Born in Cleveland, Mark grew up in Geauga County. After graduating from West Geauga, Mark went to Bowling Green where he majored in Radio/TV. Mark landed a job at WUAB-TV where he did just about everything. He entered the advertising world in 1987 working at various area agencies. In February 1993, Mark was heard for the first time on Moody Radio Cleveland as a part-timer, and started hosting The Morning Program in 2000.

Mark lives in Lake County with his wife Wendy, three daughters, a large cat, and an active dog. Mark sings in the praise team at church, leads an adult Sunday School class and serves on the board of Building Hope in the City. With the entire Zimmerman family, Mark is very involved in the ministry of the Love & Hope Children’s Home in El Salvador.