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The program focuses on the publication of Volume 9 of The Delmarva Review by the Eastern Shore Writer’s Association. My guests are the former executive editor of the Review, Wilson Wyatt, the new executive edition Emily Rich, and actor and poet James Keegan. Keegan is the featured poet in this edition of the Review. In the first half of the program we’ll discuss volume 9 of the Review, just out this month, and where it stands in the long history of The Delmarva Review.

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As the country adjusts to the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, those who supported his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton search or answers and solace. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill pondered this quest.

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It was 1931 when an African American was lynched in downtown Salisbury.

This Sunday a group called Showing Up for Racial Justice Delmarva plans to hold a nighttime walk that will follow the same route as the white mob that hanged Matthew Williams.

Amber Green, executive director of the Fenix Youth Project, told the Salisbury Daily Times that she hopes this will begin a set of frank discussions about race in Salisbury.

She added that this was an opportunity for the community to learn its history.

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There is a report that Eastern Shore Congressman Andy Harris is under consideration to head the National Institutes of Health.

CQ Roll Call quoted a statement from one of the Republican’s aides.

In a statement the Maryland congressman said he would be very willing to take a job in the Trump administration including a post at NIH or the Food and Drug Administration.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a spokesperson for his office would only confirm that he is being considered.

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SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) - A former small-town police chief who claims he was ousted by local officials for refusing to fire two other black officers has been convicted of misconduct in office.

Former Pocomoke City police chief Kelvin Sewell was convicted of misconduct following a trial Thursday and sentenced to probation. A jury acquitted him on a charge of conspiracy.

Sewell and former Pocomoke Police Lt. Lynell Green were indicted in July on misconduct charges relating to a Nov. 21, 2014, crash.

Green is scheduled to be tried Dec. 19.

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