A radio show to highlight the great work of extraordinary people who truly give back to their communities and help others in need. A great way to start your day with positive and uplifting stories!


A radio show to highlight the great work of extraordinary people who truly give back to their communities and help others in need. A great way to start your day with positive and uplifting stories!

The Todd Leonard Show

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Our Latest Episode

Overcoming Cancer with Jim DeSimone

This week we discuss overcoming cancer with guest Jim DeSimone. Jim’s remarkable courage and strength is truly inspirational!

Past Episodes

Feeding the Hungry with Teresa Connolly of nourish.NJ

July 19, 2020

This week we talk about feeding the hungry and all of the incredible programs nourish.NJ provides to those in need. For over 36 years, each and every day they help lift up our community!

Pastor Carey Gidron Sr.

July 12, 2020

This week we talked to Pastor Carey Gidron, Sr., who spoke about his upbringing in Chicago, becoming a pastor, and how his calling to serve has helped so many in the community over the years. Nearly homeless himself back in 2014, Pastor Gidron founded the Lincoln’s Hope Memorial Homeless Shelter Foundation, to raise funds to open up a shelter that can house homeless families. Pastor Gidron is about unity, and his message that “We’re all in this together” reflects his belief that “we as a nation need to become one.”

NJ State Trooper Richard Tabor

July 5, 2020

This week we talk to NJ State Trooper Richard Tabor. Trooper Tabor shared how he rose up out of the projects in Elizabeth, and proudly served our country joining the U.S. Army, and becoming a NJSP Trooper. He also discussed how his calling by God to serve others prompted him to start "New Life Direction,” an initiative which helps empower local youth by providing them with enriching programs and helping build trust between law enforcement and the community. Their motto: “Believe. Achieve. Inspire.”

Paul Profeta of Profeta Urban Investment Foundation

June 28, 2020

This week we talk to Paul Profeta, a successful real-estate entrepreneur who spoke about his Profeta Urban Investment Foundation and its mission, which is “to build a world-class research-driven, teaching and practitioner-oriented urban entrepreneurship and economic development program that will transform the economy of Newark, and other urban centers; create wealth in urban communities; and be a model for all urban universities.”

John McAleavey of The QuadCast Podcast

June 21, 2020

This week we talk to John McAleavey, who hosts “The QuadCast Podcast”. John, despite suffering a serious spinal cord injury in 1992, has been coaching basketball and lifting up the community for over 20 years. He recently launched his motivational podcast that focuses on the disabled community; however, it’s really for anyone looking to be inspired, as guests talk about their personal stories of struggle and triumph, doctors, therapists, plus others who share any new developments or breakthroughs.

Elissa Montanti of The Global Medical Relief Fund

June 14, 2020

This week we talk to Elissa Montanti of the Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF). For over 20 years, her incredible organization has been providing medical treatment, transportation, lodging and rehabilitation in the United States for amputee and severely injured children from around the world.

Russ Holden, Caddy for a Cure

June 7, 2020

This week we talk to Russ Holden, PGA Member for over 35 years, who founded Caddy for a Cure, which allows a member of the public to caddy for a PGA TOUR player, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to multiple charities.

Linda Graziano, Canvas of Hope

May 31, 2020

This week we talk to Linda Graziano, who founded Canvas of Hope to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), which provides vitally important research, advocacy and support to those facing blood cancers. Linda’s message to those who support this important cause is, “What we do today, helps tomorrow.”

NY Jets Legend, Marty Lyons

May 24, 2020

This week we talk to NY Jets Legend, Marty Lyons. He not only had a stellar college and NFL career, but in 1982 he created the Marty Lyons Foundation which has granted almost 8,000 wishes to very sick kids. His Foundation has raised over 35 million dollars since its inception. You can help Marty’s wonderful cause by going to the Marty Lyons Foundation and donate today!

Front Line Hero, Dr. Rouzbeh Sattari

May 17, 2020

This week we talk to front line hero, Dr. Rouzbeh Sattari, an anesthesiologist, who has been fighting COVID-19. God Bless the Doctors, Nurses and First Responders! We not only talked about all he and his team have done at a local hospital, but other topical issues, such as telemedicine and its future.

The Leonard Foundation, Inc., was created to help children and their families, who are battling pediatric cancer. Additionally, we also support families and organizations such as women’s shelters, food pantries, pediatric and pancreatic cancer foundations.