Coming Up On Connections: Thursday, February 18th
First hour: Meteorologist Scott Hetsko on his remarkable recovery
Second hour: Ed Boland shares what it was like to teach in a New York City public school for a year
Meteorologist Scott Hetsko joins us in studio to talk about his remarkable road back to the airwaves. With a new heart, and new energy, Hetsko returned on the night of the Super Bowl. He'll talk about his advocacy for organ donation, and we'll certainly talk about his favorite subject: forecasting our weather.
In our second hour: Ed Boland was a teacher for exactly one year in one of the toughest schools in New York City. He walked away from a cushy job to pursue teaching, only to feel like a failure when he couldn't maintain control and impact all of the students he wanted to reach. Boland is a Rochester native who wrote a book about his experience called The Battle for Room 314. He joins us to talk about why the idea of a "hero teacher" is largely a myth, and how he perceives the crisis in education.