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.
This week the Delmarva Almanac celebrates our world famous wild horses with the story behind the beloved children’s book Misty of Chincoteague. Naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us today’s wild horses of Assateague. You’ll also hear all about Delmarva’s summer fair season and meet sculptor Mike Dendler.
Have you ever wondered if you could apply for a Fulbright Scholarship? Kara Dahl Russell interviews Fulbright Ambassador, Dr. Brian Polkinghorn and Dr. Kristen Watson, Director of SU’s Nationally Competitive Fellowships Office. They discuss the history and purpose of Fullbright Scholarships, and how to find out more about various ways you can become a Fullbright Scholar.