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3:37 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Delaware Governor Jack Markell, State Of The State: Healthcare

    In Delaware Governor Jack Markell's  annual State of the State speech, he said the rising costs of Medicaid and other health care programs, which account for a significant portion of Delaware's budget, need to be trimmed.

News
3:29 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Delaware Students May Have To Stay In School Until 18

    In Delaware, legislation was recently introduced to raise the minimum age of school attendance to 18-years-old. 

    Representative Debra J. Heffernan, a former Brandywine School Board President, sponsored the bill.

    Heffernan said currently, a 16-year-old is not legally required to attend school in Delaware. She said the current mandatory age of attendance could be a factor in drop-out rates, which only limits young adults' career options.

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News
2:37 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Defending Wildlife and the Endangered Species Act

    Robert Dewey, Vice President for Government Relations for Defenders of Wildlife, discusses what the organization calls Congress' assault on the Endangered Species Act, and the organization's work to secure protection for more than 1,000 endangered species.

News
2:24 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

A New Year Brings a New Law In Delaware

    On New Year’s Day, one Delaware couple had an additional reason to celebrate the holiday, as civil unions became legal in Delaware at 10 a.m. on January 1st.

     Lisa Goodman and Drewry Fennell became the first couple to have their civil union solemnized in Delaware, under the Delaware Civil Union and Equality Act. Goodman describes the ceremony and explains what the law means for Delaware's same-sex couples.

News
3:05 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Forum for Civil Discourse Topic: Evolution of Republican and Democratic Ideologies

Salisbury University's Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement recently held a Forum for Civil Discourse on January 17th. The topic was "The Evolution of Democratic and Republican Ideologies".

 

Panel:

Harry Basehart, Past Chair of the Dept. of Political Science at Salisbury University

David Parker, Current Chair of the Republican Central Committee, Professor of Mathematics at Salisbury University

Moderator: Don Rush, Delmarva Public Radio

Arts
3:45 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Ivan Ilic CD release: Godowsky/Chopin works

American-born piano virtuoso Ivan Ilic has just released a CD of Godowsky's transcriptions of Chopin's etudes... for the left hand alone.  Considered some of the most difficult works in piano repertoire, Ilic has made the rare release of the entire 22 work set of works.   Released Wednesday in Paris, not yet released here in the U.S., Kara Dahl Russell had a laughter-filled chat with Ivan about the works, the life of a musician, and a philosophy of art... and life.

News
10:44 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Religion and the Race for the Republican Presidential Nomination

As the Republican presidential race heads southward, front-runner Mitt Romney's religion could play a role in how evangelical Christians vote. Delmarva Public Radio's Dick Rosse has this look back at religion and American presidential politics. 

Delmarva Today
10:33 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Delmarva Today 01-20-2012

This morning, we remember Madeline Perdue.

 

The first wife of Frank Perdue, she died at the age of 91 last month surrounded by her family at her home in Salisbury.

She met Frank Perdue when both were students at what was then the Salisbury Teacher's College- now Salisbury University.

She helped Frank to build what has become the hall mark poultry business on the Eastern Shore.

Guests:

Jim Perdue, who now heads up his father's business

Missy Mclaughlin, a friend of some 38 years

News
9:34 am
Thu January 19, 2012

The Annapolis Summit

Don Rush files this report from the recent 2011 Annapolis Summit.

Delmarva Today
10:11 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Delmarva Today 01-13-2012

Deer's Head Hospital Center in Salisbury, MD

There some expansion going on at Deer's Head Hospital Center as the Delmarva peninsula works to provide for the local population's medical needs. 

Guests: 

Mary Beth Waide- CEO for Deer's Head Hospital Center

Maureen McNeill, Director of Development at Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care

Tess Iten,  RN- Deer's Head Chief Nursing Officer

Arts
2:33 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

The Pocomoke City Arts Scene

Scars on 45, coming to the Mar-Va Feb 9th

What do a ballet, a rock band with an usual name, a restaurant and a silent auction have to do with each other?

They are all coming to downtown Pocomoke City, Maryland. The first few weeks in February in particular are a flurry of activity which residents hope will bring in both tourists and money.

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News
12:56 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

Annapolis Summit 2012

Recorded Wednesday January 11, 2012 at the Governor Calvert House of Annapolis. 

 

Hour 1- Speaker of the House Michael Busch, and Senate President Mike Miller.

 

Hour 2-  Governor O'Malley gives you the inside scoop on the legislation that will affect you in 2012. 

 

 

DPR Programming Notes
10:32 am
Mon January 9, 2012

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Delmarva Today
11:17 am
Fri January 6, 2012

Delmarva Today 01-06 2012

A look at the recent activity in Iowa.

Guests:

Dr. Michael O’Loughlin, chair of Salisbury University’s Political Science Department 

Will Marshall- President of the Progressive Policy Institute

Delmarva Today
11:57 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Delmarva Today 12-30-2011

A look back in the year in politics.

Guests:

Mike Pretl with the Wicomico County Democrats

John Barkovitch, former chair of the Wicomico County Republicans

News
2:33 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

DPR's Multifaith, Multicultural Holiday Exploration Series

    A look at three of the most widely celebrated winter holidays in America. 

    In this series:

    Rabbi Arnold Beinstock discusses the history of Hanukkah and the festival's traditions.

    An interview with Pastor Frieda Malcolm about the religious significance of Christmas.

    Dr. James King explains the origins of Kwanzaa and its ties to the Civil Rights Movement.

News
2:23 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

Local Soldier Discusses Tour in Iraq

     Princess Anne native, Sergeant Michael Brodka discusses his tour in Iraq, re-adjusting to civilian life and his thoughts on the War in Iraq. 

DPR Programming Notes
2:26 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Holiday Programs on WSCL

Happy Holidays from all of us at Delmarva Public Radio!

Wednesday, Dec 21st

6PM - Chanukah in Story and Song with Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th

10AM- A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, from Cambridge England

Noon- Metropolitan Opera- "La Fille du Regiment"

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Features
2:55 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Top Salisbury University Official, Discusses Her Departure

     An interview with Dr. Rosemary Thomas, Salisbury University's Vice President of Advancement and Executive Director of the Salisbury University Foundation. Just days after announcing her departure, Dr. Thomas discusses her role in shaping the University's "culture of philanthropy" and expanding SU's campus footprint. 

Delmarva Today
9:49 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Delmarva Today 12-16-2011 Homelessness

As winter approaches, the news on the homeless is profound.

The new figures from the National Center on Family Homelessness found that 1 out of every 45 children in the country are without a home.  The majority of those children at 7 years or younger.

Guests:

Jim Barnes- administrator at the Christian Shelter

Sister Connie Ladd at The Joseph House

Environment
9:46 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Maryland State Comptroller Considers Moratorium on New Regulations

During a poultry summit on the campus of Salisbury University, Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot said he would consider supporting a two year moratorium on new regulations. Looking ahead to his political future, the Maryland Democrat also said he would consider a run for the Governorship with an eye towards fiscal discipline during these recessionary times. 

News
12:49 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

"Sisters at Heart" Give to Local Children

     Three New Jersey women, united by philanthropy, bring their spirit of giving to Deal Island and the surrounding communities. 

     

     

Features
12:39 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Students Fight for Bike Lanes

     Almost 500 Salisbury University faculty members and students have signed a petition to add bike lanes to Bateman Road, Onley Road and South Division Street.

    Delmarva Public Radio's Chelsey Pounds reports.

 

 

News
1:33 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

An interview with Julie Nixon-Eisenhower and David Eisenhower

     Julie Nixon-Eisenhower, the daughter of President Richard Nixon and David Eisenhower, the grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, discuss politics, their famous presidential relatives and the importance of education.

     The Eisenhowers will be the featured speakers at the December 8 "Joy of Reading" event at the Avalon Theatre, which will benefit Easton's Critchlow Adkins Children's Centers.

     For more information visit http://www.cacckids.org/ or http://www.avalontheatre.com/

Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Delmarva Today 12-2-2011 Salisbury Redistricting Proposals, part 2

For decades, the Salisbury City Council has been divided into two electoral districts. One is a minority majority district and the other is an at-large district that selects the other four members of the council.

But that could change under redistricting proposals presented by Mayor Jim Ireton.

Guests:

Salisbury City Council Member Shanie Shields, who represents the minority-minority district.

Former Salisbury Mayor Barrie Tilghman.

Arts
9:35 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Voices of Delmarva 11-30-2011 Dawn Manyfeathers

Today we meet Dawn Manyfeathers of the Lenape Tribe, who came to Delmarva about 15 years ago.

News
6:37 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Cheryl Blackman, Delaware's Volunteer of the Year

      An interview with Cheryl Blackman, A Rehoboth Beach celebrity and recipient of the 2011 Delaware Volunteer of the Year Award.

DPR Programming Notes
2:20 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Day Specials on WSCL

Join WSCL, 89.5 FM this Thanksgiving for a special day of music and programs.

At 1pm, listen to Giving Thanks from American Public Media. You'll hear classical music and stories from Roy Blount Jr. and Nora Ephron.

At 3PM, listen to Thanksgiving with Cantus from American Public Media.

Finally, join Garrison Keillor and the VocalEssense Ensenble  at 6PM  for a Thanksgiving Celebration. 

 

Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Delmarva Today 11-18-2011 Salisbury Redistricting Proposals

City of Salisbury Redistricting Plans 1 and 2
http://www.ci.salisbury.md.us/

For decades, the Salisbury City Council has been divided into two electoral districts. One is a minority majority district and the other is an at-large district that selects the other four members of the council.

But that could change under redistricting proposals presented by Mayor Jim Ireton.

Guests:

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton

Salisbury Council President Terry Cohen

The following links courtesy the City of Salisbury Official Website

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News
10:01 am
Thu November 17, 2011

The Legacy of The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street

The Great Recession has seen two major political movements emerge: The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. Historian Rick Perlstein, columnist and author of "Nixonland: The Rise of a President", examines their origins and their impact on American politics.

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