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 the first half of today's program, Maryland State Senator Jim Matthias visits to talk about  hurricane relief efforts, health care and energy policy.

In second half, we bring you audio from the recent Shore Craft Beer Summit.

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of September 25th, 2017

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Sixteen years since the attacks on 911, we look back on that day to explore what we have learned and how the nation has changed.

Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Muqtedar Khan, Professor at the University of Delaware

Salisbury University website

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of September 18th, 2017

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week that the administration would be phasing out the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals over the next six months. We get local reaction in today's program.

In the second half, we welcome the return of the Berlin Fiddlers' Convention in Berlin, MD.

Guests: Tim Dunn, Professor of Sociology at Salisbury University

Nate Clendenen, organizer of the 2017 Berlin Fiddler's Convention

A dedication concert for a large traditional carillon is rare. According to Rick Watson of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, only two such instruments have been installed in the last 12 years. That changes on Wednesday, September 6, when famed carillonneur Joey Brink of the University of Chicago performs the dedication concert on Salisbury University’s new Brown and Church Carillon.

Rain location for the 7:30 p.m. concert is the fourth-floor Assembly Hall of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of September 11th, 2017

On this week’s Delmarva Today, architecture…perhaps one of the most visible and yet unheralded professions in America, if not the world. Dana Whitehair speaks with four award-winning architects from the American Institute of Architecture’s Delaware chapter about the profession, its importance in society, it’s development, and its future.

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of September 4th, 2017

This week, Hal Wilson sits down with Joni Foster, author of "When Normal Blew Up".

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of August 28th

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On this week's program, we get local reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Guests: Dr. Clara Small- Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University

Dai-Sha Berry-  local civil rights activist

Rev. Christopher Bullock - Canaan Baptist Church in Wilmington, DE

Peter Montgomery, Senior Fellow with People for the American Way

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of August 21st

It's the 150th Anniversary of Wicomico County. We take a look at its origins and history.  Next, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art opens its  nature photo festival this weekend.

Guests: Jay Flemming, Award winning photographer

Shaina Atkins- Director of Special Events, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

Creston Long, Director of the Edward H. Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture

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On todays program, we get local reaction to the week's political news.

Guests:

Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Shawn Bradley, with the Republican Party in Wicomico County

Mike Pretl- with the Wicomico County Democratic Club

Julie Brewington, with the Republican Central Committee in Wicomico County

Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition is in two parts this month. The first segment features a discussion of the book Beach Nights, the latest in the Rehoboth Beach Reads Series.

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With a popular sitting Republican Governor, particularly here on the Eastern Shore , what are the prospects for  Maryland Democrats? Kathleen Matthews, the current chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, gives us answers.

In the second half, Vincent DeMarco with Maryland Health Care For All to discuss the latest developments with the Affordable Care Act. 

Guests: Kathleen Matthews, the current chair of the Maryland Democratic Party

Vincent DeMarco with Maryland Health Care For All

Greg Bassett

A historical marker for Confederate General John Henry Winder in downtown Salisbury has sparked petitions over whether it should be removed from country property. In the second half, the Wicomico County Executive is embroiled in controversy.

Guests:

James Yamakawa, with Showing Up for Racial Justice Delmarva

Jonathan Taylor, with the Lower Eastern Shore News blog

A few changes to our lineup begin this weekend.

Vintage Country with Tom Pittman moves to Saturday Nights at 8PM following Mountain Stage on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

Selected Shorts Moves to Sunday evenings at 10PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM.

Angela Byrd

he June edition of Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition features a discussion of dystopian literature as an imaginative reaction to repressive societies or the potential of authoritarian governments. It includes a discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale and how Republics devolve into autocratic states. My guests are Don Rush, News Director for Delmarva Public Radio, Dr. Adam Wood, Department Chair and Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University and Dr. T. Ross Leasure, Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University.

Join us this Thursday, June, 26th  at 7PM for the DPR debut of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. As Asia’s oldest orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra brought Western classical music to China. Today, it remains a world-class orchestra which attracts internationally renowned artists while it still retains its Chinese essence: the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is a beacon of culture and arts for the city of Shanghai.

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Broadcast Schedule — Winter 2017

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.

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