What’s Happening Today – Feb. 22, 2018
Today on DelmarvaLife:
If you thought you knew about blood pressure guidelines, think again. We are joined by Dr. Jeffrey Wieland, chief of cardiology and medical director of cardiac rehabilitation at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He tells us what we need to know about the new blood pressure guidelines, how the change in guidelines came about, signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, and much more. Be sure to tune in today and learn alongside us!
With the steady rise of the drug epidemic here on Delmarva, one Salisbury women believes God put on her heart to create a clarion call to help battle addiction that affects so many here on the peninsula. Pam Hoffman and Candy Davis, two of the events leaders, join us today to talk about how opioid addiction has personally affected them, how this event came about, and the response they received from the community. The Clarion Call to Pray 2018 will take place at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center’s midway room on Saturday, March 17th from 6 pm to 9 pm with doors opening at 5:30 pm. If you’d like more information, click here!
The last time author Jim Duffy appeared on the show, he brought us his book Eastern Shore Road Trips. With his wife, Jill Jasuta photographing all of the beauty, it got us wanting to hit the road and explore 27 of the most visited places here on Delmarva. Today, he’s back with another book sure to intrigue: Tubman’s Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. He discusses the book, its relevance to the Eastern Shore, and why it is so important to share these stories. If you’d like to learn more about Delmarva, check out Jim Duffy’s website, Secrets of the Eastern Shore here!
With technology on the rise, in recent years, smart homes have become more and more popular. From controlling your locks to your lights, all can be done remotely at the touch of a button. WBOC’s Bill Mich speaks with us today to go more in depth about what exactly a smart home is and how they make everyday life a little simpler. He also tells us how he’s begun to make his own home “smart.” If you’d like to watch the full story, be sure to tune in to WBOC news at 7 pm!
Ever wonder why after searching for something on the web you begin seeing ads for that same product on other sites? This is due to ad tracking digital advertisers use to place invisible tracking on your searches. With tools like Ghostery, Redmorph, and Privacy Badger, you can manually select which trackers to allow or block them all for more privacy on the web.
With today being National Cook a Sweet Potato Day, you may be wondering how we are celebrating it. DelmarvaLife’s Sydney Whitfield is in the kitchen today putting a new spin on a food loved by many. Tune in as she makes honey roasted sweet potatoes with honey cinnamon dip you’re sure to enjoy. This recipe is from Food Blogger Averie Sunshine.