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9:51 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Bin Laden Death: Impact on US Foreign Policy

Salisbury, MD – With the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US military forces, Salisbury University Professor Michael O'Loughlin raises the question of whether this sets a new precedent in American foreign policy.

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11:01 am
Thu April 21, 2011

Conversation With A Sculptor

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Rick Rothrock

Wilmington, DE – It's not often that an artist gets a $10-thousand dollar award from the state. But Rick Rothrock is one of them. Over a period of 27 years, the Wilmington sculptor founded the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, began a series of international exhibits at Wilmington's sister cities, and later, became the official state ambassador for the arts. He describes one of his best known works - Quill and Cube.

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10:24 am
Thu April 21, 2011

Top Maryland State Legislator Doubts Septic Systems Ban Will Happen

Salisbury, MD – During an appearance on the campus of Salisbury University, State Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola (D-Montgomery)says the Governor's proposed ban on septic systems is probably not viable for rural areas like the Eastern Shore.

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11:24 am
Tue April 19, 2011

A New Majority Takes Control of Salisbury City Council

Salisbury, MD – With a newly elected majority, the Salisbury City Council chose Terry Cohen as president, signalling a new era in the directio of the municipality.

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8:18 am
Thu April 14, 2011

Ed Hunt: A Remembrance

Salisbury, MD – Ed Hunt, former afternoon host for Delmarva Public Radio, died April 13 after his battle with cancer. The staff of the radio station reflect on his sixteen years at WSCL/WSDL.

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3:54 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

Changing of the Guard on the Salisbury City Council

Salisbury, MD – A new majority has been elected to the Salisbury City council that could change
the direction of what has been called the Crossroads of Delmarva.

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8:36 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Salisbury Voters Go to the Polls

Salisbury, MD – Salisbury voters will fill three city council seats from six candidates in Tuesday's runoff election, and will determine the future majority on the council.

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11:26 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Detention Center Book Club

Salisbury, MD – One of the goals of the Lower Eastern Shore Children's Center in Salisbury is education for troubled teens who are put there by law. But a grant from the American Library Association not only has them reading, it has them talking about their issues.

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8:55 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Off Season Hot Spot In Ocean City

Ocean City – The winter weather has begun to recede with the tourist season just around the corner for Ocean City. However, there is at least one spot on the resort's Boardwalk that attracts some weekend visitors in the off season.

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5:52 pm
Thu March 10, 2011

Unclaimed Tax Refunds in Delaware

Dover, DE – Senator Chris Coons has expressed concern that 4,000 DE residents have not claimed their IRS tax refunds from 2007. The deadline is April 18 of this year and there is no penalty for filing a late refund return. Senator Coons said every penny makes a difference in this tight economy, especially when a combined amount of $4-million dollars in unclaimed funds are not being invested in the local economy.

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9:21 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Septic System Restriction In Maryland

Salisbury, MD – Governor Martin O'Malley pushes ban on septic systems in all new major developments with five or more homes to curtail pollution into the Chesapeake Bay. The Maryland Democrat has offered up changes to overcome objections from farmers.

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8:46 am
Wed March 2, 2011

Harriet Tubman National Park

Salisbury, MD – The Eastern Shore is gearing up for the 100th anniversary of the death of abolitionist Harriet Tubman with the creation of a national park.

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9:45 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Race, Wealth, and Inequality

Salisbury, MD – Despite forty years having passed since the Civil Rights era and significant gains by the African American community, a major economic disparity still exists between white and black America. Professor Christopher Whitt with Augustana College in Illinois says, the inequality is a result of decades of disparity in wealth.

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9:34 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Making Soap The Vegetarian Way

Rehoboth Beach – Soap making reaches back to the heyday of Babylon. These days, internet websites offer up ingredients, tools and instructions on how to make your own soap. However, in Rehoboth Beach one soap maker has chosen a different path.

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5:10 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Delaware's Port Security

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11:09 am
Wed February 16, 2011

New Media and the Egyptian Uprising

Salisbury – The world watched as thousands of protesters spurred on by new media like Twitter, Facebook and Google overthrew the thirty year dictatorship of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak this month. Leslie Walker, Knight Visiting Professor in Digital Innovation at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, says these events portend a very different future for journalism as we know it.

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11:16 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Last Minute Rush for Valentine's Day

Salisbury, MD – It's a last minute mad dash for those looking for candy, flowers and card on Valentine's Day.

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11:00 am
Fri February 11, 2011

Oyster Love

Annapolis, MD – Governor O'Malley announced that the state's recent oyster survey shows good news.

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10:13 am
Thu February 10, 2011

Delmarvan In Egypt Describes Mood in Tahrir Square

Salisbury, MD – With the threats escalating from the Egyptian government, Kevin Gebhart, who resides in Bishopville, MD, and works for a non-governmental organization in Kenya, describes the mood of Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square. He says, the uprising has both political and economic dynamics.

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12:48 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Governor Martin O'Malley Delivers Tough State of the State Address

Salisbury, MD – In delivering his state of the state address, Governor Martin O'Malley warned there would be tough fiscal choices ahead. After pouring money into the education system over the last few years, the Governor said, schools would have to tighten their belts.

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12:44 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Marking the History of an African American School

Salisbury, MD – San Domingo School, which lies outside of Sharptown, was one of seven schools built on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with funds donated by Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington. Built in 1919, the two-story school is the largest and best maintained of the three Rosenwald schools still in existence. Public Radio Delmarva's Jamyla Williams went to the school to discover its legacy.

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10:00 am
Fri January 28, 2011

Gov. Jack Markell Unveils $3.4 Billion State Budget

Dover, De – Governor Jack Markell laid out his $3.4 billion budget that would close a $216 million spending gap. The Delaware Democrat proposes to make up the deficit with spending cuts, efficiencies, one-time revenue sources, and the first layoffs of his administration.

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9:22 am
Tue January 25, 2011

The Art of Glass Blowing

Lewes, DE – The art of glass blowing reaches back to the times of the Romans and arrived on the shores of America in Jamestown, Virginia. However, the modern studio glass blowing movement begin in 1962. Since then it has spread across the country including Delmarva. Deb Appleby, who owns The Studio On 24 in Lewes, describes the art and the business of glass blowing.

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9:14 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Tough Economic Times Ahead For Delaware

Dover, DE – In his State of the State address, Governor Jack Markell told lawmakers that the budget would see serious cuts even in programs that he has long supported. In additon, he called on all Delawareans to work together to weather the economic storm.

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9:32 am
Thu January 20, 2011

Governor Martin O'Malley Faces Tough Decision In Second Term

Salisbury, MD – At his second inaugural address Governor Martin O'Malley told the gathering that Maryland faces tough decisions, as Annapolis gets down to struggling with a budget deficit of $1.6 billion.

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9:26 am
Thu January 20, 2011

A Delmarvan Recalls JFK Inaugural Address

Salisbury, MD – It's been fifty years since President John F. Kennedy gave his inaugural address. Public Radio Delmarva's Dick Rosse was a correspondent in Berlin at the time, and recalls the impact of that speech at the height of the Cold War.

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5:39 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

Cambridge Lighthouse

Cambridge, MD – A former landmark in Cambridge may be rebuilt. Volunteers want to build a full-size replica....

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5:33 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

Better Times for Delaware?

Delaware – Despite Delaware's historically high unemployment rates and long-term financial trouble, the Center for Economic Policy and Analysis says that they expect employment rates to grow at an average annual rate of 2 percent. A report released today says that employment growth can be achieved if Delaware is fiscally conservative and takes a pro-active approach in business development. Gov. Markell will give his State of the State address tomorrow and is expected to focus on job creation.

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8:47 am
Tue January 18, 2011

No Third Term For Salisbury City Council Vice President Gary Comegys

Salisbury, MD – Salisbury City Council Vice President Gary Comegys talks about his decision not to seek a third term and reflects on his tenure as well as the problems facing the city.

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5:38 pm
Thu January 13, 2011

Low Income House Energy Assistance Program

Maryland – The state of Maryland is receiving some federal financial assistance - from a grant program to assist low-income families pay their home energy bills. The Low Income House Energy Assistance Program will provide the state of MD with nearly $77-million dollars in assistance. Families of four earning up to $38,000 are eligible; single individuals can also apply to the year-round program.

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