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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



As part of a series called My Big Break, All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

Tim Gunn is famous for his catchphrase — "Make it work!" — his snazzy outfits and his calm, can-do attitude. As a mentor to designers on Project Runway, his unflappable demeanor soothes many a stressed-out contestant.

But Gunn wasn't always so self-possessed.

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In 1984, Prince was on top of the world, with a No. 1 album and later a No. 1 movie, both named Purple Rain.

Little did Prince know then how widely his projects' influence would spread, or the ways in which they might translate — literally. Three decades after the film first premiered, it got a remake filmed in Niger, featuring members of a nomadic group of people known as the Tuareg.

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