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Salisbury, MD – The 24th annual Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival gets underway in June with eleven concerts in Talbot, Queenstown and Chestertown. Executive Director Don Buxton talks with Mary Frampton Price about the history of the festival and the essence of the music it presents.

Salisbury, MD – Even though 42% of the population in Somerset Coungy, Maryland is African American, a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Somerset County branch of the NAACP finds that no African Americans have been elected or appointed to a top job in county government.

Salisbury, MD – The recession has hit the Delmarva peninsula and students at Salisbury University are wondering about their future, while others on campus are more confident of the days ahead. This report is a joint project of Public Radio Delmarva and Salisbury University.

Salisbury, MD – The Salisbury based women's shelter " Village of Hope" tries to meet the needs of the community as the community faces tough economic times.

Salisbury, MD – Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich says his Republican party needs a good messenger even as he praises efforts by Republican National Party Chairman Michael Steele, his former Lt. Governor.

Salisbury, MD – After three years of work on the legislation by local groups and officials, the Wicomico County Council is expected to vote on a measure to curb development on agricultural lands. The Council is deeply divided, and the County Executive Rick Pollitt says the measure needs more work.

Salisbury, MD – The nationally renowned duck carver William Veasey celebrates his work with an exhibit at the Ward Museum, where not only his carvings but his paintings embrace the beauty of the Eastern Shore.

Salisbury, MD – While radio plays may have disappeared from the airwaves, The Maltese Falcon is making an appearance at Delaware libraries with it's iconic creature in tow.

Salisbury, MD – With the economic downturn, Ocean City officails and local businesses are hoping to beat the odds when the tourist season begins. This report is a joint production of Public Radio Delmarva and Salisbury University.

Salisbury, MD – Delmarva officials urge local residents to take precautions with the outbreak of Swine flu. Maryland has been put on statewide alert, while Delaware is following its regular flu regimen.

Salisbury, MD – In Ocean View, Delaware, as Norm Justice approaches 90 years old, his passion for refinishing old trunks has brought new enthusiasm for an old art form.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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