On Monday, classes and University-related activities are scheduled to resume as normal. Salisbury University’s Emergency Preparedness Team will continue to monitor Hurricane Joaquin and travel conditions in our area.
Although the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts rain ending by Monday evening, flooding remains an issue in coastal and low-lying areas. Stronger-than-normal winds also are forecast through today. Members of the campus community are urged to continue using extra caution while driving.
November's Salisbury City Council elections will, for the first time, feature five individual districts. We look at the race in District 4 between current Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton and his challenger, Roger Mazzulo.
Guests: Jim Ireton, running for Salisbury City Council in District 4
Roger Mazzulo, running for Salisbury City Council in District 4
Salisbury University’s Sea Gull Century bike ride has been canceled for Saturday, October 3. “We do not do this lightly,” said Amy Waters, Century coordinator. “The safety of our 6,000 cyclists, some 200 volunteers, support staff, spectators and others is our top priority.” “We have been in close communication with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency regarding two potential weather events in our region.
This week on the Delmarva Almanac meet Charles Allmond, who sculpts stylized birds and animals. We will hear about a lesser known duPont legacy to Delaware’s cultural heritage. We’ll get some ideas about landscape design from Jan Kirsh. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Delmarva hawk watching.
Immigration is the topic of Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition, particularly language as an important aspect of human integration. Host Harold Wilson's guests are Jane Elkin, author of World Class: Poems Inspired by the ELS Classroom, and an English as a Second Language instructor at Anne Arundel Community College; Loubna Sobban, a recent emegre from France; and Sonia Lara who came to the U.S. from Venezuela. Loubna Sobban was born to Moroccan parents.
Harold Wilson’s guest is Melissa Reddish, author and professor of English as well as Director of the Honors Program at War-Wic Community College in Salisbury. Melissa will discuss her latest book of short stories My Father is an Angry Storm Cloud. Reddish uses fantasy in her stories to peel back the veneer of normalcy covering her characters’ ordinary life. Exposed is a numbing sense of detachment and feeling of irrelevance. At the same time, Reddish offers new avenues of hope in her characters’ closed world.
For those of you wondering why your reception of WSCL & WSDL...or any other radio station, for that matter...has been so wacky lately, the graphic below illustrates what's known as "tropospheric ducting"...a natural atmospheric phenomenon which (unfortunately) plays havoc with radio signals. See that big yellow patch sneaking into Delmarva from the east? That's a sizable amount of ducting and it's affecting everyone...including DPR. As I've been known to say, "Radio rocks, but Nature rules." We apologize for Nature's misbehavior and appreciate your patience and understanding.
This week we’re dipping into our archives to learn about singer songwriter Isabel Umanzor, astrophysicist Annie Jump Cannon, and Delmarva’s secret gardens. Also Jim Rapp will tell us about summer wildflowers along the Choptank River.
Hal Wilson interviews Linda Blaskey, a member of Coastal Writers, about the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize, of which she is coordinator, and about her duties as poetry editor and interview editor for The Broadkill Review. After a discussion of the history and purpose of Coastal Writers, three of their members, Liz Dolan, Irene Fick and Margaret Foster will read and discuss their work..
This week on the Delmarva Almanac naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about safe summer water fun. We’ll celebrate the might summer tomato. And we’ll update a couple of stories we’ve covered previously like the story of a couple of counterfeiters from Snow Hill and we will catch up with Kyler Taustin, the creative director of The Brown Box Theater Company.