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Education Matters

Education Matters is the only weekly program in southeast Wisconsin that’s devoted exclusively to education issues. Five co-hosts with different education-related backgrounds and perspectives take turns leading the program. The program airs Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:15.

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Jess Scheeler

Jess Scheeler

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Jess Scheeler is an Outreach and Career Transition Specialist at Job Corps. Her resume includes positions with Community Impact. Jess’ specialty is connecting youth with educational opportunities, community resources and jobs. She’s a UW-Parkside graduate with degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Jess also is active in the local music scene and with UW-Parkside’s radio station, WIPZ.

Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe

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Mike is a host on WGTD’s “Education Matters” and “Saturday Night Bandstand.” He is a retired lawyer and teacher who served as a Kenosha County Family Court Commissioner for 15 years. He currently keeps busy as a special education support volunteer at Bullen Middle School through the Federal Senior Corps. program. His “Saturday Night Bandstand” shifts are an opportunity for him to close the studio door, dim the lights, lean back in the "air chair" and listen to his favorite jazz 

Karin Sconzert

Karin Sconzert

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Karin has lived and taught in five states (IN, NJ, IL, PA and WI) at every level from pre-K through graduate school, and is currently an Associate Professor of Education at Carthage College in Kenosha. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and the History of Education from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in History from Lawrence University in Appleton. Karin also serves as a Trustee for the Kenosha Public Library. You can find out more at her professional website.

Dwayne Olsen

Dwayne Olsen

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Dwayne is a retired member of UW-Parkside’s Teacher Education Department and remains active in various community endeavors in Racine.

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

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Steve fills two roles at WGTD. Dr. Brown is a long-time host of Education Matters, putting to good use a lifetime of experience in the field of education. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, after having held positions at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi and at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Before then, he was a high school teacher, principal and district-level administrator. He’s a current member of the Salem School Board. Also, Steve is a co-founder of the highly-successful 91.1 Players and the WGTD Radio Theater. The Radio Theater airs occasionally in the place of Community Matters Saturday mornings between 11:15 and noon. The program always airs live, either from the Inspire Center or from a remote location. 

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June 23

Dr. Steve Brown's guests on Education Matters on June 23, 2018, are: Segment 1: Ray Koukari, Gateway Technical College Dean of Manufacturing, Engineering and Information Technology and also Dean of Campus Affairs at the Gateway-SC Johnson IMET Center. Segment 2: Dr. Jennifer Charpentier, Executive Director of the Gateway Technical College Foundation