Tuesday, November 17

Posted by: tayla 11/17/2009 7:34 AM


Segment A: Commander Frank Castellano

 

The USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) was front and center during the dramatic rescue of Richard Phillips, the captain of the Maersk Alabama who was held hostage by pirates off the coast of Africa in April of this year. Today we'll talk with the Bainbridge's Commanding Officer about the rescue as two exhibits on piracy prepare to open in Norfolk: National Geographic's exhibit “Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship”  at Nauticus and a companion exhibit called “Piracy Today: Terror on the High Seas” at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum.

www.nauticus.org
www.hrnm.navy.mil

Segment B: Technocentric - Seniors and Technology
Our go-to guy for all things technology related, Ed Sykes, joins us today to talk about helping seniors adapt to technology. We'll check in with Susannah Fox, Associate Director for Digital Strategy with the Pew Internet and American Life Project to get some insight into the statistics on internet use across the generations. We'll also talk with Brian Hill, author of 'The Remote Control Book' who can help us all finally figure out how to maximize the potential of the various remotes in our homes. Join us!

http://www.thesykesgrp.com/
http://www.pewinternet.org
www.TheRemoteControlBook.com

List of area senior centers offering technology courses:
Norfolk’s Senior Center –  625-5857
Portsmouth’s Senior Station  - 391-3241
Chesapeake’s “55 & Better” Program - 962-5828 
Newport News - 926-1400
Historic Triangle - 259-4187
Hampton - 727-1601
The Virginia Beach City Public Schools Adult Learning Center - 648-6050
Suffolk - 514-7270

 

Several area Universities also offer continuing education programs including computer courses for seniors. They include Norfolk State University’s Brambleton Center and Hampton University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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