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8:57 am
Wed April 22, 2009

Maryland Budget Crisis May Not Be Over

Salisbury, MD – Delegate Adelaide Eckardt(R-MD)says despite balancing Maryland's state budget, without another stimulus package or strong economic growth, her colleagues in
Annapolis could be facing another financial crunch.

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10:34 am
Tue April 21, 2009

Mayor Jim Ireton: A Changing of the Guard in Salisbury

Salisbury. MD – Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton takes the helm, pledging to build consensus and heal the wounds of the city. However, he faces a deeply divided City Council, as the First Council District race goes into a recount with a one vote difference in the tally.

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9:24 am
Wed April 15, 2009

Captain Bob Craig: A Profile

Salisbury, MD – Captain Bob Craig died at the age of 90 last month. He was a life long life guard
in Ocean City and had a passion for big band music. A memorial service will be held
on April 25 in Ocean City to commemorate his passing. This piece is a reprise of
a profile done earier this year by Public Radio Delmarva of the man and his passion.

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Local Headlines
8:55 am
Fri April 10, 2009

Skating and Teaching

Salisbury, MD – A tumble at the skating rinking, served to remind Public Radio Delmarva's Essayist
Diane Saienne Albanese of why she teaches.

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Local Headlines
9:20 am
Wed April 8, 2009

MD Sen. Ben Cardin

Salisbury, Maryland – Maryland Senator Ben Cardin visited the campus of Salisbury University recently for a town hall meeting organized by small businesses. Sen. Cardin spoke with Don Rush about the economic outlook and President Obama's performance thus far.

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9:00 am
Wed April 8, 2009

Jim Ireton is next Mayor of Salisbury

Salisbury, MD – Former City Councilman Jim Ireton swept to victory last night to become the next Mayor of Salisbury.

He beat City Council Vice President Gary Comegys by 58% to 41%.

In council races, incumbent Debbie Campbell won handily with 68% of the vote over newcomer Muir Boda.

Meanwhile incumbent Shanie Shields is leading challenger Cynthia Polk by just 3 votes.

That race could be determined by absentee ballots later this week.

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Local Headlines
9:17 am
Mon April 6, 2009

Salisbury Chooses New Mayor In Tuesday Election

Salisbury, MD – After more than a decade, the voters of Salisbury will choose the successor
to Mayor Barrie Tilghman Tuesday, in a heated campaign that could dramatically
change the course of city's future.

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Local Headlines
3:50 am
Thu March 26, 2009

Author Holly Black

Salisbury, MD – Salisbury University's annual Children's LIterature Festival begin on April 15th. One of the featured guests this year is Holly Black, author of "The Spiderwick Chronicles". She speaks with PRD's Chris Ranck about faeries, her books, and her upcoming visit. Her visit is sponsored by the Eastern Shore Regional Library and Salisbury University.

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1:45 pm
Fri March 13, 2009

Getting Through the Recession The Italian Way

Salisbury, MD – With Americans growing anxious about the economic recession, Public Radio Delmarva's Essayist Diane Saienne Albanese has some advice for Americans: Take Some Advice from the Italians.

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Local Headlines
1:45 pm
Tue March 10, 2009

Franchot: Benefit of Stimulus Package Threatened by Deepening Recession

Salisbury, MD – With the recession deepening, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says the benefits of the federal stimulus package to Maryland could be "wiped out".

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Local Headlines
12:44 am
Fri March 6, 2009

Billy Wilder: A Man of American Films

Salisbury, MD – Billy Wilder is one of the giants of American Films. And, it was an interview
with Wilder that leads Public Radio Delmarva Essayist Dick Rosse to the man
and the films he made.

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Local Headlines
7:55 am
Wed March 4, 2009

Salisbury Primary Elections

Salisbury, MD – Former Salisbury City Councilman Jim Ireton won %40 of the vote yesterday to gain a spot in the City of Salisbury's general election. Gary Comegys came in second with Bod Caldwell a close third. With 200 absentee ballots to be counted Thursday, the outcome is still open.

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Local Headlines
11:54 am
Wed February 18, 2009

Kratovil Backs Stimulus Package

Salisbury, MD – After voting against the original House version, Eastern Shore Congressman
Frank Kratovil (D-MD) backed the final compromise version of the economic
stimulus package. During a meeting with local officials in Salisbury, he said
it still could have been improved, but felt the bill was the best that could be
achieved.

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Local Headlines
8:27 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Hispanics in the Military

Salisbury, MD – Ever since the Revolutionary war, Latinos have served in the US military.
A group of Hispanic Guardsmen in Delaware look back at the progress that
has been made over the years.

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Local Headlines
8:45 am
Thu February 5, 2009

Tom Horton: Rein in Growth to Save the Bay

Salisbury, MD – A top regional environmentalist says there's no substitute for reining in growth on
the Delmarva Peninsula to save the Chesapeake Bay and the environment. During
an appearance on campus of Salisbury University, Tom Horton says it is time
to down-zone land at the county level.

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Local Headlines
8:53 am
Wed February 4, 2009

Bob Craig and the Big Band Era

Salisbury, MD – The Big Band era may be over. However, Bob Craig, a legend in his hometown of
Ocean City, is determined to boost public interest in the music -- even if
he is over 90 years old.

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Local Headlines
1:11 am
Thu January 22, 2009

Marylanders Celebrate Inauguration

Washington – With the images of the Barak Obama's inauguration still in mind, Marylanders reflect on the significance of the first African American to become President.

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Election 2008
8:53 am
Tue January 20, 2009

The Best Day of a Presidency May Be the First

Salisbury, MD – With the nation swearing in the first African American as President of the United States, the torch -- in the words of President John F. Kennedy -- is being passed to a new generation. But even as optimism fills the air, the glow can quickly fade as the new President gets down to work.

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Local Headlines
8:28 am
Mon January 19, 2009

The Black Community Talks About the Meaning of the First African American President

Salisbury, MD – With the inauguration of the first African American President, many of those in
the black community ponder it's meaning, as the nation marks the birthday of
Martin Luther King Junior.

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Local Headlines
8:45 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Layoffs for Maryland State Employees

Annapolis – Governor Martin O'Malley is reportedly considering laying off hundreds of state employees, as Maryland faces a $1.9 billion budget deficit in the next fiscal year. The Governor hinted at the layoffs during an appearance on the Mark Steiner Show with top leaders in the General Assembly.

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Local Headlines
9:17 am
Mon December 22, 2008

Homeless And the Holidays

Salisbury, MD – As shoppers hustle about the Department stores looking for last minute gifts,
there are those who are forgotten in the festive mood that surrounds this time
of year. They are the homeless with their daily struggles just to survive.

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8:31 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Vietnam Mail Bag

Salisbury, MD – During the Vietnam war the Wilmington Morning News published letters from soldiers serving in Southeast Asia. Now, those letters appear in a new book, "Vietnam Mail Bag: Voices From the War 1968 to 1972" by Nancy Lynch. Twelve of those soldiers recently talked with Lynch about their experiences.

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8:54 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Shoppers Look For Good Deals In Hard Times

Salisbury, MD – With retails sales in a slump for the fifth straight month, many shoppers are
looking for deals on which to spend their hard earned cash. At the Centre at
Salisbury, many say, they are using all kinds of strategies to pick up the
best buys.

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9:11 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Police and The Undocumented in Delaware

Salisbury – With the growing Hispanic population in Delaware, local and state police
are trying to get Latinos who are undocumented to report when they have
been victims of crime.

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2:21 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Eastern Shore Arts Showcase

Salisbury, MD – Libraries and schools looking for artists to bring to their facilities may find some help at the first Regional Arts Showcase on the Eastern Shore December 11.

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2:19 am
Tue November 25, 2008

Twilight: The Audio Book Version

Salisbury, MD – With the opening of the film "Twilight", Public Radio Delmarva reprises interview with actress Illyana Kadushin, who read the book for it's audio version.

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8:57 am
Mon November 24, 2008

War Bonds: Paying for a War

Salisbury, MD – With billions of dollars spent on the war in Iraq, Americans have not been
asked to sacrifice financially. Not so for the Second World war, when Americans
were asked to buy war bonds. And, writes Public Radio Delmarva's Dick Rosse,
buy they did.

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Local Headlines
2:19 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Gandhi Grandson on Barack Obama

Salisbury, MD – Arun Gandhi, a visiting scholar at Salisbury University, assesses the impact of an Obama presidency on U.S. international relations.

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2:20 am
Mon November 17, 2008

Senator Tom Carper on Auto Bailout

Salisbury, MD – With Congress poised to look at a $25 billion for the auto industry, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) says he is optimistic for the prospects of Delaware holding on to it's GM plant.

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Election 2008
8:52 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Senator Ben Cardin on Election Outcome

Salisbury, MD – Witht the election of Barak Obama to the White House and the strengthening of Democratic control of Washington, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) says his party needs to proceed cautiously.

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