Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

Each week on the Jersey Magazine we pick topics of local interest to our listeners.

You’re probably aware of a shortage of teachers here in New Jersey. Of particular note is the lack of Black male teachers. To help address this critical need for more Black men to enter the field of elementary education, Pillar College, has launched the “B.E.S.T. (Black Elementary School Teachers) for Men” Program – which will award 10 full tuition-free scholarships for their BA Elementary Education Program to qualifying individuals. There is no other initiative like this in New Jersey. Jim Monaghan spoke with Dr. Rupert Hayles Jr, president of Pillar College, about this new initiative.

Pillar College is located in Newark with additional educational locations in Jersey City, Paterson, Plainfield, and Somerset.

Jack Curry is well-known to New York Yankees fans as a studio analyst for the team’s pre/post-game shows on the YES Network. A New York Times bestselling author, Jack and Paul O’Neill have co-written a brand new book called Swing and A Hit – Nine Innings of What Baseball Taught Me.

Jack and Jim Monaghan talk about the new book, the local pro teams, and since Jack is a big music guy, some of what he’s listening to these days.

This week, Rock N’ Ruff presents Ollie from Eleventh Hour Rescue. Ollie is a 4-year old terrier mix that is 35 pounds, loves to play fetch and has zero applications in his time at the shelter! Once Ollie bonds with you- he’s very affectionate. And with a proper introduction could live with another furry sibling although he’s very happy to be your one and only. Ollie loves to hike, rides great in the car, is housebroken and loves t walk and hike. This sweet guy is looking for a second chance at a new life.

COACH SHEETS’ RIDE INJeremy Sheetinger is the head baseball coach at Georgia Gwinnett College where he led the Grizz Gang to the 2021 NAIA National Championship. His weekly “fire me up” tweet every Thursday may, on the surface, be geared toward his fellow baseball coaches, but his motivational message can easily be applied to the classroom, workplace, and your personal relationships. There’s a quote from John Lennon that sums up Coach Sheets’ message this week – “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” Embrace the opportunity in front of you when life throws you a curve.

Looking for something fun to do in the area? Chris Swendeman has you covered with this week’s Local Look.

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