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. 

Ways To Connect

Angela Byrd

Exploring "life stories" with Lynn Schwartz, creative writing instructor.  In the second half , the life story writers with "Page to Stage" from the Compass Rose Theater in Annapolis, MD.

Compass Rose Theater

Writers Wordhouse

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Local reactions to the Ferguson, Missouri shooting and a look at the past and future of Salisbury's City Council.

Guests: Orville Penn, community activist

Michael O'Loughlin , Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Greg Bassett, Editor and General Manager of the Salisbury Independent

The many resources available to Delmarva's Veterans.

Dina Karpf with Maryland's Commitment to Veterans

Jon Black with Maryland Army National Guard family programs

Allison Pulcher,  Military Spouse and Military Community advocate

Sam Webster with Delmarva Community Services

Shannon Hardester with Diakonia

Staring Saturday, September 6th, Delmarva Public Radio will be airing a series of locally recorded and produced concerts.

The first two concerts come from the 2013-2014 Coastal Concerts series. The next two come to us from the 2014 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition.

The programs will be broadcast at Noon, beginning Saturday, Sept. 6th.

Don Rush

NOTE: This is a re-broadcast

The Salisbury City Council looks at redistricting proposals with the potential to change political power on the Crosswords of Delmarva. 

Guests: Salisbury City Vice Council Laura Mitchell

Shanie Shields, who represents the majority-minority district created in the 1980's.

Guests: Terry Cohen and Tim Spies, Salisbury City Council Members

Begins August 18th

Rainy  days and Mondays get always get you down?

Well..Mondays, mostly.

Delmarva Public Radio has the cure for you...Blue Monday on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

Join us at 9PM-11PM "Blues Unlimited" . Explore the history, heritage and rich cultural traditions of Blues Music  in many different forms.  You'll hear Chicago blues, Piedmont blues, acoustic and electric blues, and so much more.

In the first half of today's program, Don Rush speaks with Donald and Jeannie Keister  about losing their son, Tyler,  to heroin addiction and their group, AtTAck Addiction.

In the second half, Sue Collins and Nancy Taylor Robson discuss their book, "OK, Now What: A Caregiver's Guide to What Matters."

AtTAck Addiction Website

OK Now What? website

http://www.carylemurphy.com/

Hal Wilson and Don Rush speak with Caryle Murphy, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and the author of several books including  "A Passion for Islam" and "A Kingdom's Future". 

Guest Host Dr. Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University, speaks with Neda Biggs, Victim Immigration Attorney  about  the growing refugee and immigration issue.

In the second half,  Mike Pretl and Dave Parker discuss how immigration may impact the upcoming midterm elections.

La Esperanza

Here is a (hopefully) simple explanation of our audio troubles, with a little slideshow to illustrate.

Audio from our studios is delivered to our transmitters in Seaford, Delaware  (WSCL, 89.5) and Roxana, Delaware (WSDL, 90.7) via a gadget called a  "Barix Box".  A Barix unit basically sends the audio through the internet to another Barix unit.

Both WSCL, 89.5 and WSDL 90.7 are back on the air. 

We thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

Build it and they will..post? 

The Show About is a funny fellow...he's not on Facebook, not on Twitter, and doesn't really want to be....we think it has to do with his time spent as a  international spy for Luxembourg  in the late 1970's.

But...he does love him some postcards! We'll keep a running slideshow of TSA tagged postcards here.

Matthew Peters, Director of the The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center

We speak with two local authors on today's program. Linda Duyer's work, "Round the Pond" explores the lost African-American community in Salisbury called "Georgetown".

Next, Jacque Baker stops by to talk about Gilbert Byron,  the "Chesapeake Thoreau"  and his book, "Gilbert Byron: A Life Worth Examining".

“Fair Warning,” a clever, film-noir-style drama set in contemporary Rehoboth Beach. The drama is an adaptation of a story of the same name written by Dennis Lawson and included in The Beach House, a collection of short stories set in and around the area.

Saturday, July 5th from 10-noon at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach.

This July 4th weekend, you can support your friends here at Delmarva Public Radio and have fun at a book signing with NBC Today show host Hoda Kotb.

We have 15 VIP bags that include:

Hoda Kotb VIP bag.... beach TOTE $20

Book , HODA $20

4 Delmarva Shorebird tickets $32

1 ift card Avalon Theatre $20

2 Tickets to Christina Pato at Freeman at Bayside July 18th $10

Nage gift card $25

The era of the old-fashioned radio drama will return on Delmarva Public Radio’s “Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition” on Friday, June 27th at 9 am featuring “Fair Warning,” a clever, film-noir-style drama set in contemporary Rehoboth Beach.

Can't get enough of the show that brings you both terrific live performances and people doing good things in their communities? 

If you have an iPhone, you can now download the free eTown App!  You'll get podcasts of pasts episodes, behind the scenes information and much more. Did we mention it's free?

Don't forget to listen to eTown every Sunday evening at 7PM on WSDL 90.7.

eTOWN APP

Plans for a new homeless shelter in Easton and a new way of thinking about downtown revitalization in Salisbury.

Guests: Jack Herrald, President of the Talbot County Interfaith Shelter

Julie Lowe, Executive Director of the Talbot County Interfaith Shelter

Dan Burden, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Walkable and Livable Communities Institute

Meet Salisbury's newest newspaper, the Salisbury Independent. In the second half, Wicomico County Health Officials tackle  a high STD rate.

Guests: Greg Bassett, Salisbury Independent General Manager and Editor

Dr. James Cockey Deputy Health Officer Wicomico County Health Department

Angela Byrd

This week, Hal Wilson chats with Dr. Mary Brinkmeyer with the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

Delmarva Today 05/23/14

May 23, 2014

What does the future hold for the Class of 2014? Plus a look at Baseball played by 1864 rules in the Mid Atlantic Vintage Baseball League.

Guests: Dr. Rebecca Emery,Career Services Director at Salisbury University

SU student Austin Whitehead, a native of Salisbury who is interning at PricewaterhouseCooper in Baltimore

Chris Nicolo with the Arundel Excelsiors

Jim Oechsler with the Milford Excelsiors

Jeff Puglia with the Milford Excelsiors

Fred Fontz

Part two on our series looking at a controversial proposal for redistricting the City of Salisbury.

Guests: Terry Cohen and Tim Spies, Salisbury City Council Members

In the second half, a re-broadcast of an interview with Meredith Ramsey, author of "Community, Culture and Economic Development".

The Salisbury City Council looks at redistricting proposals with the  potential to change political power on the Crosswords of Delmarva. Also, we look at an effort to help seniors.

Guests: Salisbury City Vice Council Laura Mitchell

Shanie Shields, who represents the majority-minority district created in the 1980's.

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Pam O'Brien with Partners in Care

The 2014 Analog A go-go festival , hosted by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, celebrates the people who still prefer to listen to  the long playing 33 and 1/3 vinyl record. This year's performers include Bob Mould,

formerly of Husker Du, and the "chamber folk" band, Mutual Benefit.

The festival begins June 13th. Tickets are on sale now.

Plans to turn a former Vlasic pickle factory into a chicken processing plant near Millsboro, DE could bring

700 jobs to the area, but it also brings controversy and opposition.

Next, the fate of the Great Bay Wind Project. A measure on MD Gov. O'Malley's desk might delay or even kill the project.

Guests:

Cindy Wilton and Jay Meyer, with Protecting our Indian River

Rob Arlett, former chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Sussex County Association of Realtors

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Apr 29, 2014

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WIR 04/25/2014

Apr 25, 2014

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