What’s Happening Today – September 24, 2018
Today on DelmarvaLife:
We have a lot of information we’re sharing with you this afternoon. Perhaps you’ve heard of an irregular heartbeat, but do you really know what it is? Dr. Stephen Keim is an electrophysiologist at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He’ll help us understand the condition. It could be a life-saving conversation for viewers who experience an irregular heartbeat. Dr. Keim also weighs in on Apple’s new Apple Watch 4. Company leaders say it’ll have the capability to detect atrial fibrillation.
Right now in America, about 44 million people are enrolled in the Medicare program. That’s about 15% of the population. Starting next month, Medicare beneficiaries have an opportunity to change their health and prescription drug plans for the coming year. For some, more options may make for more difficult and confusing choices, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We sit down today with Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro, and the director of the Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau, Lakia Turner. They’ll explain how people can get some help and guidance with any questions they might have about Medicare. In the meantime, if you’d like to speak with someone who can help, call 1-800-336-9500.
Long before any of us lived on Delmarva (we’re talking hundreds of years ago), Native Americans walked the peninsula and lived in tribes along the many rivers. Dorchester County was home to the Nanticoke and Chicone tribes. There’s a piece of land north of Vienna that’s historically linked to the Nanticoke and Chicone tribes. It’s called “Handsell,” and every year, it’s the site of a celebration called the Nanticoke River Jamboree. We’ll get a hands-on lesson to preview this exciting event.
Fugitives come in all shapes and sizes, and they come from all parts of Delmarva. Today, we show you the faces of the fugitives we’re featuring in Most Wanted Monday. Hear how your watchful eye could lead to a boost in your bank account.
We’re also talking about how you can save money, particularly if you own a business. Commercial solar panels could be key to boosting your bank account. The team at Paradise Energy Solutions will lay it all out for us. We’ll also hear how we’ll be able to speak with a representative from the company at this weekend’s Shore Living Expo in Ocean City.
We’ve interviewed thousands of people in the nearly seven years that DelmarvaLife has been on the air. One of the more touching interviews we’ve conducted took place on July 9, 2015. That’s when we first met Sarah and Jessie McCoy, of Delmar. They shared their story – their struggle – of using heroin for years. They’re back with us this afternoon, to update us on where they are today.