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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In 2018, the City of Salisbury, MD will be hosting the National Folk Festival. We talk about the Festival's rich history and what it means for our area. In the second half, a rebroadcast of our discussion regarding immigration.

Guests:  Julia Olin, Executive Director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts

Lora Bottinelli, executive director of Salisbury University’s Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

June is LGBT Pride month. We get some local perspective on  what the world looks like for the LGBT community. In the second half, Allison Galbraith steps forth as a potential challenger to Maryland Congressman Andy Harris.

Guests: Dr. Michele Schlehofer- Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Salisbury University

Dr. Diane Illig, Chair of the Sociology Department at Salisbury University

Steve Elkins- Executive Director of Camp Rehoboth

How does the United State's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement affect the health of the Chesapeake Bay? In the second half, our political panel reacts to the recent events in Washington regarding James Comey.

Guests:

Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Dr. John Bartkovich,  former chair of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee

Mike Pretl- with the Wicomico County Democratic Club

Delmarva Public Radio accepted  7 awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association during the Annual CAPBA Awards Banquet.

Outstanding Spot News Reporting - “Donald Trump on the Eastern Shore” – Don Rush

Outstanding Use of Sound – “Beat the Heat” - Don Rush

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Mike Pullen, a career lawyer in Talbot Country, could be a new potential challenger to Maryland Congressman Andy Harris. In the second half, Greg Bassett discusses new tax rates in Salisbury.

Guests: Mike Pullen, with Talbot Rising

Greg Bassett, Editor of the Salisbury Independent

Angela Byrd

The May edition of Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition features a discussion of literature produced in authoritarian societies. Hal Wilson's guests are Don Rush, news director for Delmarva Public Radio; Dr. Adam Wood, Department Chair and Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University; Dr. James King, Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University; and my daughter, Dr. Lee Slater, Senior Lecturer of World Cultural Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

With the Delmarvalous Festival coming May 20th 2017 , we look at the history of decoy carving on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

In the second half, Mary Angela Baker stops by to talk about Salisbury University's Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning.

Guests: Lora Bottinelli, Executive Director of the Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art

David Bennet Scott and Rich Smoker, waterfowl carvers

Join us Wednesday, Thursday and Friday May 24th-26 at noon on WSCL 89.5 as we present broadcast highlights from the 31st Chesapeake Music Festival from Easton, Maryland.

You'll hear works by Mozart and Beethoven along with 21st century works all performed by world class musicians in a local setting.

That’s Wednesday through Friday  May 24-26th at Noon on WSCL, 89.5 FM.

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Our continuing series looking at local politics in the age of President Trump.

Guests- Shawn Bradley- President of the Wicomico County Republican Club

Michelle Bradley- with the Wicomico Women Republican Club

Mike Pretl- with the Wicomico County Democratic Club

Michael O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Political Science Club.

On the first half of today's program, we look at recent protest against the Trump Administration's stance on immigration.

In the second half, we look  at the state of Progressive politics.

Guests:

Pastor Gregg Knepp, St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Leila Borrero Krouse , CATA

Tim Dunn, professor of Sociology, Salisbury University

Veronica Martinez, former student

Angela Byrd

The April edition of Delmarva Today focuses on politics and literature. To begin the discussion of politics and literature, Harold Wilson’s guests are Don Rush, news director for Delmarva Public Radio; and Dr. Adam Wood, Department Chair and Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University.  Politics is currently in the air with the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency ending Saturday and the second and final round of the French election between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen on May 7.

In the first half, we celebrate the memory of Dr. Ernie Bond at this year's Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival, April 22, 2017.

In the second half, we mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Guests:

Dr. Patricia Dean, Early Childhood Education Program Director, Teacher Education at Salisbury University

On today's program, we look ahead to Earth Day and concerns about a proposal to cut Bay restoration funds from the budget.

In the second half, Mary Angela Baker stops by to talk about Salisbury University's Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning.

Guests:

Chris Bason- Executive Director of the Delaware Centre for Inland Bays

Alan Girard- Eastern  Shore Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of April 17th

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Join us April 14th at 2PM on WSCL 89.5 FM as we present a performance of J.S. Bach's St John's Passion by the early music ensemble Apollo's Fire.

On today's program, we look back at the legacy of Dr. Ernie Bond and the significance of early childhood literacy. In the second half, we explore the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor's Center and the life of Harriet Tubman herself.

Guests: Andrea Berstler- Executive Director of the Wicomico County Public Library System

Ruth Malone- Director of Curriculum and Professional Development with the Wicomico Public Schools

Dave Hanlin- headed up a literary task force in Hagerstown

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Today, a conversation with poet and Shakespearean actor James Keegan about King Leer and madness.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, The Delmarva Review is excited to announce a commemorative writing contest: Chesapeake Voices, a celebration of the history, land, people, and mythology of the Chesapeake Bay.

Two new programs are coming to WSCL 89.5's classical music lineup.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of April 3rd , 2017

Starting Wednesday, March 29th, the Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts will be replaced by the new season of concerts from the San Francisco Symphony.

On Thursday, April 30th, Carnegie Hall Live replaces the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Both series run 13 weeks.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Broadcast Schedule — Spring 2017

PROGRAM #:        SFS 17-01

RELEASE:                          March 27, 2017

 

CONDUCTOR:        Michael Tilson Thomas

On today's program, Delmarva Public Radio General Manager Dana Whitehair and Programming and Operations Director Chris Ranck discuss the results of the 2017 Delmarva Public Radio Winter Survey and the future of Delmarva Public Radio.

you can view and download a .pdf copy of the Survey Results here.

Philadelphia-based composer Sheridan Seyfried sat down with WSCL's Chris Ranck during the Spring Membership Drive for an hour-long conversation about the art of composition, the future of classical music and Seyfried's "From Celtic to Classical" concert series in Delaware.

Sheridan Seyfried's Website

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of March 20th , 2017

 

 

Delmarva Public Radio Garners Support for March Fundraiser

 

A Mid-Shore family with deep regional roots and an historic tie to its arts community has announced its support for Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) with a significant gift to be used as an incentive for listeners throughout the area to pledge their support to Delmarva Peninsula’s flagship public radio services.

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In the first segment of today's program, we look at a  Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture exhibit  showcasing the unique schools that rose under the initiative of Julius Rosenwald and highlighting African American Education on the Eastern Shore.

In the second half, we look at the current state of the Women's Movement and ponder the future.

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On today's program, we get local reaction to President Trump's address to the joint session of Congress.

In the second half, Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias discusses the Maryland budget process.

Delmarva Public Radio General Manager Dana Whitehair recently appeared on the PAC-14 produced program, "SU on the Air".

His portion of the program begins around the 26 minute mark.

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of March 6th , 2017

Angela Byrd

The first half-hour of today's program is an  interview by phone with author Thomas Hollyday. Tommy has a series of seven mystery novels called The River Sunday Romance Mystery series. All the novels are set in the Chesapeake region. Tommy weaves history and legend of the Chesapeake in his contemporary mysteries. He has an abiding concern for the wild habitat of the region and a part of the proceeds from his books goes to support wildlife drinking water resources. 

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of February 27th , 2017

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