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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.

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.