Behind the scenes: Great conversation, great ideas!

Voices from first show

The "voices" from the MEA's first radio show at the WJR. From left to right: Math teacher Kyle Hughes from Clarkston's Math, Science and Technology Academy; Mark Beyer, Director of Communication from Next Energy; Iris Salters, MEA President; Mark Gilman, show host.

What does it take to prepare students for the jobs Michigan needs? Four people from diverse backgrounds sit down to discuss what’s being done now–and what needs to be done in the future. Hear from the high tech business community, a teacher with an innovative program, MEA President Iris Salters and radio host Mark Gilman. Tune in tonight at 9pm to find out what they think…and then join the conversation here to have your voice heard!

Meet the host of Voices of Michigan Education – Mark Gilman

Mark GilmanMark Gilman is host of the Voices of Michigan Education.

Gilman began his career as a radio and newspaper reporter, stringing for CBS, ABC, CNN and Mutual Radio, and eventually managed talk radio stations across the country and hosted daily shows in Washington, D.C., Boston, Austin, Detroit, Houston, Baltimore, Tucson and Albuquerque. He served as Capitol Hill bureau chief and Pentagon correspondent, and has appeared on CNN, Fox, Fox Family Channel, and CBS’ 60 Minutes.

Gilman is president of Decus Communications, a strategic marketing and communications company, with offices in Clarkston, Mich., and Charlotte, N.C.