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This week we will meet impressionist painter Denise Dumont. We will hear the story of five governors who all got their start in the small town of Milton Delaware. We’ll hear about Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about hiking in the winter forest.


A 13-year old has been charged in the bomb threats made against Laurel Middle and Laurel High schools.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Laurel Police were able to track down the phone call and took the suspect into custody while the evacuation was taking place.

The bomb threat this week is just one of a series that have hit the public school systems in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

The Daily Times reports that the male suspect in juvenile court and allowed to stay with his grandmother.

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On today's program. Salisbury City Mayor Jake Day discusses "Envision Salisbury" and his 20 years plans for the revitalization of downtown Salisbury, MD.

Next, Jeremy Cox with the Salisbury Daily Times elaborates on his recent article, "Backyard Backlash", highlighting the ongoing tensions between large poultry house construction and homeowners and environmentalists. 


The Virginia Eastern Shore schools are closing early this afternoon as a cold snap moves into the region.

Northampton schools will close at 1 p.m. while Accomack County schools will shut their doors two hours early with no after school activities.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that light snow is expected for the lower Eastern Shore as well at Virginia.

Northern Delaware is also set to see low temperatures.

Lows tomorrow are expected to hit single digits.

And the wind chill factor is expected to be around zero.  

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Sometimes conversations are loud. Sometimes they are quiet. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merill writes that it may be the silences that mean the most.

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly on Saturday. We spoke to NPR's Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg about his life, legacy and what's next.

1. Let's talk about Scalia's legal perspective. He was known as a proponent of originalism. Can you tell us a bit about that?

Originalism, as defined by Justice Scalia and others, is that what is in the Constitution literally is what the founding fathers meant.

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