Chris Ranck

Assoc. Director- Program and Operations Services

Chris Ranck is Delmarva Public Radio's Executive Producer,  Program Director  and  Automation Engineer.

He is the executive producer for Delmarva Today  and audio engineer for  Soundbites on Delmarva.

Chris also is fill-in classical music host and the host of Rule, Britannia and The Show About. 

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The program focuses on the publication of Volume 9 of The Delmarva Review by the Eastern Shore Writer’s Association. My guests are the former executive editor of the Review, Wilson Wyatt, the new executive edition Emily Rich, and actor and poet James Keegan. Keegan is the featured poet in this edition of the Review. In the first half of the program we’ll discuss volume 9 of the Review, just out this month, and where it stands in the long history of The Delmarva Review.

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of December 5th , 2016

This week we’ll hear the story of Delmarva natives and Civil Right Heroes Richard Allen and Absalom Jones. We’ll learn about feeding our feathered friends, during cold winter weather. And naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Terrapin Beach Park in Stevensville, Maryland. But first up an all new story. Meet artist Wende Woodham who paints with ribbons.

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Salisbury Mayor Jake Day's State of the City Address.

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of November 28th , 2016

WSCL 89.5 Opera Changes

Nov 22, 2016

Delmarva Public Radio regrets to inform our listeners that our regular Saturday Afternoon program, “World Of Opera” will be coming to a close. World of Opera, a production of  WDAV Classical Public Radio and South Carolina Public Radio, is unable to continue to produce this program due to circumstances beyond their control. The European Broadcasting Union is no longer able to provide the opera recordings used in the majority of World of Opera productions.

This week on our show we will meet Queen Anne’s County painter Susan Mayberry. We will update a story we did about America’s love affair with the oyster. And, just in time for Thanks Giving naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Delmarva’s wild turkeys.

In the first half of today's program, we look at dealing with harassment in schools and the potential post Labor Day start of the school term in Wicomico County.

In the second half, we gauge the reaction of local minority groups to President-Elect Trump.

Guests: Dr. Donna Hanlin, Superintendent of Wicomico County Public Schools

Dr. Muqtadar Kahn, professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware

Miguel Tapia Colin, a student at Columbia University

This week on our show we will hear an interview from our archives with Snow Hill artist Paul Volker. We’ll learn about those tributes to our local Native American tribes called the Whispering Giants. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Milford Neck Wildlife Area & Preserve.

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Local reaction to the election of Donald Trump.

Guests:

Barrie Tilghman, Democrat and former Mayor of Salisbury

Mike Pretl,

Mark Edney, Vice Chair of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee

Ring in the holidays, do some shopping, and support Delmarva Public Radio all at the same time! DPR’s 2016 A Silent Night Out and Christmas Market takes place Thursday, December 1st at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach Thursday, December first from 5-7:30PM . Scrumptious appetizers, desserts, refreshments, music, strolling carolers, silent auctions, and local vendors with unique holiday gift items. Tickets are 20$ per person by calling 410-543-6895 during business hours.

Election Live Blog

Nov 8, 2016

Today, as results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of November 14th , 2016

Wondering where to vote tomorrow?

This week we are dipping into our archives. We will hear the history of one of the most venerated arts organizations on Delmarva: the Rehoboth Art League. In honor of this week’s epic World Series we will hear some Eastern Shore baseball history. And now that cooler weather is here it is time to get out and hike so we’ll have Jim Rapp’s story about a local rails to trails projects.

On the first half of today's program, Greg Basset of the Salisbury Independent stops by to talk about the numerous charter amendments on the Nov 8th election ballots in Wicomico County.

In the second half, we explore drug courts with Wicomico County Circuit Court Associate Judge Kathleen Beckstead.

Guests: Greg Basset of the Salisbury Independent

Hon. Kathleen Beckstead, Wicomico County Circuit Court Associate Judge

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of November 7th , 2016

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The Annual Halloween Spooktacular is back! Tired of the same old Halloween tunes? Monster Mashed out? Need a hip soundtrack for your Halloween Party? Tune into WSDL's  90.7 Retro Halloween Madness Spooktackular!  Do the Frug with Frankenstein! Shimmy with a Mummy! Groove with a Ghoul!

This week on our show we will hear about the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore in Denton, Maryland.. In honor of Halloween we will learn about Delmarva’s history of witchcraft and witch trials. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about wild creatures of the night in our region.

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On todays program, we take a broader look at "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces" and the insecurity of the current age.

Guests:

Dr. Adam Wood, Chair of the English Department at Salisbury University and chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee

Yuki Okubo Assistant Professor of Clinical/Counseling Psychology at Salisbury University

Don Rush

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of October 31st , 2016

This week we have all new stories. We will meet Milford painter C Mercedes Walls. We will hear a story about slavery on Delmarva. And, naturalist Dave Wilson will bring us a conversation about box turtles.

  • Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of October 24th , 2016

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A look at the state of the Republican party and the 40th Anniversary of the Life Crisis Center.

Guests:

Shawn Bradley, with the Republican Party in Wicomico County

Greg Basset, Editor and General Manager of the Salisbury Independent

Michelle Hughes, Executive Director of the Life Crisis Center

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of October 17th , 2016

This week on our show we are dipping into the archives. We will hear from Jay Fleming about his book Working The Water which has now been published. We will hear the story of the wreck of the HMS DeBraak, Scott Duncan’s October Garden Planner, and from naturalist Jim Rapp - the annual fall arrival of raptors on Delmarva.

Local insight into the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election.

Guests: Dean Kotlowski, History Professor at Salisbury University

Barrie Tilghman, Democrat and former Mayor of Salisbury

Shawn Bradley, with the Republican Party in Wicomico County

also, Amanda Jackson and Kobi Azoulay, Salisbury University Students.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of October 10th , 2016

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