Actor, director, playwright, and educator Bobby Bodford is a busy man. In his first year as Surry Arts Council Artistic Director, he’s already produced Hairspray, Seussical, 9 to 5, and many others at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy where he is also Artistic Director. Bobby also directs hugely popular camps and workshops for young actors throughout the year. His upcoming productions at the Andy Griffith Playhouse include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dearly Beloved, Annie, The Little Mermaid, Smoke on the Mountain, and coming up this weekend, it’s “A Children’s Christmas Carol”.
Roger Easton (left) supervising the placement of the Vanguard-1 satellite atop the Viking launch vehicle. - See more at: http://www.nrl.navy.mil/media/news-releases/2010/father-of-gps-and-pioneer-of-satellite-telemetry-and-timing-inducted-into-national-in
Credit Photo/Image provided courtesy of the Naval Research Laboratory.
Roger Easton brought the Vanguard satellite home to work on; here, his children (Richard is in the red coat) are pictured with the satellite. The satellite remains in a stable orbit, so their fingerprints are likely orbiting Earth today!
We live in a world dependent on the Global Positioning System, or GPS. It powers our navigation systems, smart phone apps and lets us here at WFDD synch perfectly with NPR programs like Morning Edition and All things Considered. Roger Easton was one of the key scientists behind GPS. A few years ago, his son Richard began writing a book about his father's work. Around the same time, Kernersville writer Eric Frazier's curiosity was picqued when his daughter bought a GPS unit and stopped calling him for directions.
School choice including charter schools, magnet schools and private schools are options for many families in North Carolina. But as the state’s education landscape continues to change, many parents with special needs children are facing major challenges.