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5:41 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

George "Buzz" Gering, Veteran

    On Veterans Day, I spoke with Col. George "Buzz" Gering, a former WW II Fighter Pilot.

News
4:50 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Punkin Chunkin

    Delmarva Public Radio's Chelsey Pounds reports from the scene of the 24th annual "Punkin Chunkin," held in Bridgeville, DE.

Delmarva Today
1:04 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Delmarva Today 11 11 11- The Delmarva Review

Affairs of the heart and the consequences of war-

 

They're all part of this year's edition of the Delmarva Review.

 

Guests:

Wilson Wyatt, Chair of the Delmarva Review Editorial Board

Anne Colwell, award winning poet and English instructor at the University of Delaware

Ian Baird, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction.

 

Features
12:46 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

The People of Church Street

The Church Street neighborhood in Salisbury has been the subject of controversy within city government with abandoned buildings and stalled redevelopment projects. In this profile, residents and local leaders speak out about their neighborhood and hopes for the future.

News
11:37 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Appeal Filed to Restore Opening Prayer

    The Indian River School District has filed an appeal with the U-S Supreme Court to allow it to restore an opening prayer during their meetings.

    The prayer is a long standing practice that was almost always Christian.

    It was challenged six years ago  by a Jewish family who says that it violated the US Constitution.

    The Wilmington News Journal reports that a federal judge in Delaware sides with the district ruling that it was akin to a legislative body.

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News
11:29 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Petition Drive to Overturn City Council's Decision

    Laura Mitchell is taking on her fellow City Council members with a petition drive to overturn their decision to take control of the Salisbury city attorney's office.

    The petition seeks a referendum on a charter amendment approved by the council that gave it oversight of the office rather than the mayor.

    Mitchell believes she has more than 700 signatures so far. She is shooting for three thousand.

    Several residents have printed out the petition and are taking it door-to-door in neighborhoods.

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DPR Programming Notes
9:28 am
Wed November 9, 2011

DPR participates in Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test

Just a reminder -

On Wednesday, November 9,at 2 p.m., the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.

Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Delmarva Today 11/4/2011- The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival returns this year from November 9th through the 13th.

As we do every year, we take a look at the Festival and highlight some of the films.

 

Guest:

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival Director Joe Belancio

News
1:46 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Gansler on the Future of Same-Sex Marriage

    MD Attorney General Doug Gansler speaks about residents' response to same-sex marriage and discusses how marriage equality in Maryland is inevitable.

DPR Station Info
11:00 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Understanding Social Security

 Join WSDL, 90.7 FM  this Friday, November 4th at 1 PM for Understanding Social Security,  a live forum from Arsht Hall on the Wilmington campus of the University of Delaware. This live event is hosted by Delaware First Media.

Featured speakers include U.S. Senator Chris Coons and Jo Ann Barnhart, a former commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration.

For more information on this event and to read a variety of stories about  Social Security, please visit 

Delmarva Today
12:53 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Delmarva Today 10/29/2011 Occupy Wall Street

For the last month, the nation's attention has been taken by what has been called "Occupy Wall Street".  That gathering has also sparked other occupy demonstrations in cities across the country.

Guests:

Michael O'Laughlin, Salisbury University professor

Bobby Hajir, Salisbury University student and organizer of local Wall Street protests

Scott deKuyper, resident of Lewes who says he was beaten while participating in the NYC Occupy Wall Street protests.

News
11:35 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Construction Spat in Ocean City

     Dan Burt, owner of DW Burt Construction, kept state Occupational Safety and Health agency inspectors off of his four story project on 11th street in Ocean City.

    Burt told the Salisbury Daily Times that after state inspectors came back for a third visit he did not let them onto his property.

    He complained that during a previous visit three weeks before all they did was, in his words, "nitpick."

    Burt said they had plenty of time to get all that they needed spending two days on his property.

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Arts
10:37 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Mindie Burgoyne on Delmarva's Haunted History

    Mindie Burgoyne reads two stories from her book "Haunted Eastern Shore: Ghostly Tales from East of the Chesapeake." 

 

 

 

    "Haunted Eastern Shore" is available at Barnes and Noble, Browse About Books in Rehoboth Beach, The News Center's West Ocean City and Easton locations, and Layton's Chance Winery in Vienna, MD.

Features
9:11 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

The Effect of the Wicomico County Revenue Cap- Past and Future

What should be the future of Wicomico County's revenue cap on property taxes?

That was the question before a forum held by the Wicomico Neighborhood Congress held on the campus of Salisbury University last week.

WSDL, 90.7 presents a special edited one hour version of the forum this Wednesday evening at 8. "Prime Time Radio" will return to its regular time next week.

 

Featured Speakers

Joe Ollinger and Wayne Strasburg

News
12:05 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Downtown Princess Anne is Expanding

     Over the past few years, the tiny downtown area in Princess Anne, has seen some growth with a number of retail shops and restaurants.

      And more are expected in the coming months.

     The Salisbury Daily Times reports, that a new electronics store is coming and the former Main Street Cafe is expected to re-open in January, under a new name and ownership.

     The paper also reports, that there are behind-the-scenes talks about reopening the Flying Crane Cafe, known for artisan pizzas.

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News
11:51 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Construction on the Indian River Inlet Bridge

     Delaware Transportation officials say, on the Indian River Inlet Bridge, they plan to shift both north and southbound traffic west onto the old southbound lanes of the span, by moving barriers and re-striping the road surface.

     The bridge will still be two lanes, one in each direction.

     With high tide and water 15 feet away, officials say that's too close for comfort.

     The work is expected to cost between $50,000 and $100,000 and should be completed by the end of the week, weather permitting.

News
11:36 am
Tue November 1, 2011

New Pension Plans for County Employees

     New Castle County Executive, Paul Clark, signed a measure that ends the current pension plans for county employees hired after November 1st.

     The law is expected to save $1.2 million over the next 10 years but that does not affect current employees.

     The Wilmington News Journal reports, that the current plan will be replaced by a combined defined-benefit and defined-contribution plan that would cap the county's pay out to the employee's pension plans at 3 percent of their salaries.

     That is expected to save $8.6 million over the next 25 years.

News
12:17 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Horseback Riding in Ocean City

     There could be a new off-season activity for Ocean City: Riding horseback on the beach.

     Council member Brent Ashley proposed the idea at a recent town council meeting saying it would be a good way to generate more business.

     He has floated the concept ever since his election to the council.

     Ashley told the Salisbury Daily Times that horseback riding is kind of romantic and fun, adding that he does not see any drawbacks to allowing the activity.

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News
11:27 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Local Residents Express Anger at County Approval Over Barley Mill Plaza Development

     Anger is bubbling up over approval of the 1.6 million square-foot redevelopment of the Barley Mill Plaza.

     The New Castle County Council gave the okay this week on a close 7 to 6 vote.

     And at the heart of the anger is the decision by County Council member, Bob Weiner, who cast the deciding vote.

     Opponents of the development say it would change the character of Delaware Route 141 forever.

     Weiner represents most of the residents in the area of the project.

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News
11:07 am
Thu October 27, 2011

New IT Jobs Created in Delaware

     Computer Aid Incorporated is hiring in Delaware with some help from the state. 

     A panel of advisers to the Delaware Economic Development Office has approved a half a million dollar grant to support the expansion of the company's facility in Newark.

     The information technology services firm could add as many as 250 workers.

     The IT company performs consulting and outsourcing work for corporate and government clients.

     After the expansion, the company will employ nearly 500 people in Delaware and 800 regionally. 

 

 

 

News
1:02 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Wicomico Designated as a High Drug Trafficking Area

    The Office of National Drug Control Policy has allotted $10.6 million dollars to Wicomico County to combat gang activity and drug trafficking.

    Wicomico County has been designated by the ONDCP as a high density drug trafficking area. Wicomico is one of only 7 counties nationwide, and the only county in Maryland, to receive the funding.

    In addition to the grant, the ONDCP will coordinate crime prevention efforts between federal, state, and local authorities.

News
12:56 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Eliminating Delmarva's Nutria Population

    Considered a pest and a threat by federal officials, Delmarva's nutria population could soon be extinct.

    Nutria, the large aquatic rodents, are classified as a detriment to marshes and the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

    According to the Department of Natural Resources, a high concentration of nutria, an estimated 75,000 in Dorchester County, has caused a reported $4 million worth of damage to the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge.

    The Wicomico River will be targeted over the next few years for nutria removal.

News
12:48 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Advisories Posted

    Selbyville officials are warning residents, through posted advisories, about the towns water supply.

    Selbyville has Trihalomethane levels, that are higher than acceptable state limits, and as a result, the city is required to notify the public of the violation.

    While town officials said that the water is not contaminated, they are encouraging children, the elderly, and those who are pregnant, to get a doctor's approval before they drink the public water supply.

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News
12:48 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Advisories Posted

    Selbyville officials are warning residents, through posted advisories, about the towns water supply.

    Selbyville has Trihalomethane levels, that are higher than acceptable state limits, and as a result, the city is required to notify the public of the violation.

    While town officials said that the water is not contaminated, they are encouraging children, the elderly, and those who are pregnant, to get a doctor's approval before they drink the public water supply.

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News
11:58 am
Wed October 26, 2011

O'Donnell, in Dispute with Lawyer

    Failed Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell is in another dispute.

    This time it's with a former campaign worker who claims that he was not paid in full.

    Virginia attorney Jonathan Mosley is demanding over $18,000 for work and expenses this year and in 2008 for the Delaware Republican.

    O'Donnell filed a declaratory complaint in Delaware's Court of Common Pleas after Mosley threatened to sue her in Virginia.

    The Wilmington News Journal reports that she wants a Delaware judge to declare that she has no debts to Mosley.

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News
11:46 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Barley Mill Plaza Office Complex Plan Approved

    In a tight vote of 7-to-6,  the New Castle County Council approved a plan to turn the Barley Mill Plaza office complex into a new office commercial center that would include a 450,000 square foot shopping center.

    It's been a three year battle by the Pennsylvania based Stoltz Real Estate Partners to get the go ahead for the former DuPont Company property at Delaware Routes 141 and 48 in Greenville.

    The developer scaled back it's original proposal by 1.2 million square feet to gain community support but it has still left the Brandywine Valley residents divided.

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News
11:39 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Goverment Grants $2 Million in Loans Due to Summer Drought

    The federal government is stepping in with $2 million in loans for businesses, agricultural co-operatives, or non profits that suffered financial losses from this years summer drought.

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering this financial assistance to those in six Eastern Shore counties following a federal disaster declaration.

    The loans are not aimed directly at individual farmer but rather they are intended to help organizations that were affected because of the problems that farmers experienced from the drought.

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News
11:29 am
Wed October 26, 2011

New Wicomico County Bus Route Runs Smoothly

     Local officials say the new Onley Road bus route at James M. Bennett High school in Wicomico County is running smoothly.

    There has been years of debate and discussion before the Board of Education decided to begin using the thoroughfare as a bus route beginning this year.

    But Tracy Sahler, with the Wicomico County schools, told the Salisbury Daily Times that the School Board gave the city time to develop a solution.

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DPR Station Info
12:24 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

2 Boomer Babes featured on SecondAct.com

Delmarva Public Radio's own 2 Boomer Babes Radio Hour was recently  named a top choice in baby boomer media on the website, Second Act.  The Babes are included in a field with Jane Pauley's Your Life Calling and Leeza Gibbos' My Generation programs.  Congratulations, Kathy and Barb!

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