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“The Living Room with Gerry Bonds”: September program features back to school theme

Melissa Hayer Published: August 29, 2012
Gerry Bonds speaks to Carrie Coppernoll. - Photo Provided
Gerry Bonds speaks to Carrie Coppernoll. - Photo Provided

 

Kicking off its second season, “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” is spotlighting a back to school theme for its September edition and emphasizing some of the successful outcomes in some Oklahoma City classrooms.

The first segment guest is Carrie Coppernoll, education reporter for The Oklahoman. Carrie talks about her recent series “Real Expectations,” for which she spent a week inside three “high needs” schools, Edwards Elementary, Webster Middle School and John Marshall High School.

In the second segment, Bonds speaks with two Teach for America teachers who are in their second year at two “high needs” schools in Oklahoma City. Carolyn Statum is a pre-kindergarten teacher at Edwards Elementary and Matt Bjork teaches emotionally disturbed students at Bodine Elementary, according to a news release.

Tracy McDaniel, founder and principal of the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Reach Middle School in Oklahoma City, and Darian Sanders, a KIPP alumni and a senior at Kent School in Connecticut, are the guests in the final segment.

This month’s edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” airs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5,, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 on KOSU (91.7 FM).

The program also streams live online at kosu.org.

All editions of the radio show can be listened to at www.thelivingroomgb.com.

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Carolyn Statum and Matt Bjork - Photo Provided
Carolyn Statum and Matt Bjork - Photo Provided