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40 Stories

40 Stories

By West40
40 Stories is the podcast that welcomes you into the minds and hearts of West40.

It is about people whose lives have been affected by West40 for the better. They have made the impossible... become possible.

Hosted by Tim Stafford - West40 teacher and poet laureate.

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Interview with DeAndre McLaurin
Tim Stafford is joined by student advocate, DeAndre McLaurin, to discuss working with at-risk youth. DeAndre shares the strengths of being part of the West40 Family along with the positive impact Advocates have on our at-risk youth.
April 14, 2020
Interview with Karen Young
Karen Young discusses the partnership between Woz Ed and West40. Karen joins the podcast to share her experience with WOZ ED and Steve Wozniak of Apple.  Encouraging and quite inspiring!
April 13, 2020
Interview with Steven Hunter
Steven Hunter from the Phoenix suns shares his partnership with Woz Ed.  For this discussion, Steven embraces his love for Proviso District and the lessons learned as an NBA player.  Steven continues to give back to all students who are in need.
April 13, 2020
Interview with Dr. Jennifer Kelsall
Superintendent for Ridgewood Community High School #234, Jennifer Kelsall, shares her expertise in Education.  Dr. Kelsall casts a vision for what schools look like for 2020 and beyond!
January 28, 2020
Interview with Dion Flowers
West40 Regional Safe School alumni, Dion Flowers, revisits his time at the RSSP since graduating.  Dion’s interview is uplifting, encouraging, and filled with tons of laughter!
December 10, 2019