Handi-CAPABLE | Victorian Slum House

Posted by: victorb 5/15/2017 1:42 AM

Handi-CAPABLE | Victorian Slum House
Monday, May 15, 2017

The mobi-mat has revolutionized beach access for handicapped visitors in Yorktown. The mat is a plastic "boardwalk" that allows wheelchairs to go all the way to the water's edge. Today, we're talking with the woman who got the initiative rolling. We'll also talk about Camp Grom, designed for wounded veterans, families of the fallen, and adults and children with disabilities or special needs. Later, Victorian Slum House is the PBS equivalent of reality television. The new series follows show participants as they try to survive life in London’s East End tenements as their ancestors did years ago. Could you live the life of the poor in Victorian England? We’re talking with director Emma Frank about the process of bringing the show to life. Join us at 440-2665.

Today's Guests:

Lorry Batchelor - is a life-long Yorktown resident, along with her husband Scott, who three years ago suffered a stroke and now has limited mobility

Chad Green - serves on the York County Board of Supervisors

Andrew Yancey -  is Chairman of the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 2007, dedicated to helping area families affected by disabilities. The Foundation is the creator of the JT Walk & Beach Party, now in its 10th year; it has raised more than three million dollars for ALS research and patient care services.

Emma Frank - is the series director and producer of Victorian Slum House, airing Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on WHRO


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