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The first half-hour of the broadcast celebrates the new edition of The Delmarva Review (Vol. 8). Harold O. Wilson’s guests are Wilson Wyatt, executive editor of the Review, poet Wendy Mitman Clark, fiction writer Jamie Brown and nonfiction editor of the review George Merrill.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's Human Relations Commission voted to urge Gov. Jack Markell and state lawmakers to issue a formal apology for slavery.
The Wilmington News Journal reports the 24-member commission voted unanimously during a special meeting Tuesday. The commission is a state panel charged with promoting positive relationships among racial and ethnic groups.

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SABILLASVILLE, Md. (AP) - A Frederick County Public Schools spokesman says a prayer said by a local Methodist minister at an elementary school assembly was a mistake.
Michael Doerrer told The Frederick News-Post Tuesday that the invocation conflicted with a policy that forbids school employees from encouraging religious activities. In his invocation, the Rev. Bob Kells asked God to re-energize the school community.

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The Thanksgiving holiday is expected to see millions of drivers on the road.

In Maryland just under a million are expected out and about, while another 128 thousand from Delaware will be traveling – most of them by car.

This is a small increase from last year but holiday traveling has seen a continuous rise since the end of the Great Recession.

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A Silent Night Out

December 6th at Nassau Valley Vineyards



An American 'Home Baker' in Paris

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Image by Thierry Delabre, a baker in Paris.

Two weeks ago, attackers in Paris targeted everyday people doing everyday things: watching a soccer game, attending a concert, eating at a restaurant.

And you can bet that on most of those restaurant tables was that iconic staple of French cuisine — bread.

Courtesy of Mirjam Geismar

Watching refugees escape Syria and Iraq has been really difficult for many people. I know it has been for me. Just imagine what it's like for them.

For one thing, the sheer number of people is numbing.

So are the constant stories of children in trouble. Children dying en route to Europe. Children who lose their parents and then end up alone and scared.

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Some financial experts want to introduce a tool to help people plan for retirement better. It's a very old tool, discarded and almost forgotten. But for centuries it was used to build bridges, fancy meeting halls and to provide people with income in their old age. That is, before it was undone by fraud and ghoulish portrayals in popular culture.

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