What’s Happening Today – Mar. 1, 2017
Today on DelmarvaLife:
We are all more alike than different. Think about it for a minute. It’s true and it’s powerful. Two Dover women are using their talents to spread that imperative message. Singer/Songwriter Amy Spampinato and Author Gail Hamblin join us in the studio to talk about their inspiration for the book, “More Alike Than Different.” The main character has Down Syndrome as he faces the world of the playground. To him, Down Syndrome is no big deal. Until, that is, he is faced by someone who sees it as a problem. This book helps promote acceptance of all individuals with disabilities or differences. To get the book published, a certain amount of money has to be raised in a Kickstarter project. Back this project here.
According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, nearly thirty million people of all ages and genders suffer from some sort of eating disorder in the U.S. But many experts say awareness and conversation about eating disorders are sometimes what saves someone from endangering their life. John Michael Walls joins us on the couches to talk about living with an eating disorder and how he overcame it.
People on Delmarva use boats for all sports of reasons. Chances are if you own a boat, it’s made of fiberglass or metal and was made in a factory. However, there are some people out there still making them by hand out of wood. Sean stops by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to learn about boat building classes they offer.