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

Join us this Sunday at 6PM for a fun new addition to our Sunday "Family Night" programming.  Your Children will love it...and you will, too!

Boombox Classsroom is a series of curriculum-based music lessons for kids in grades K-5 based on the national standards for Music Education.  We have more than 200 artists on the shows each year, performing live — both world and classical music.  We celebrate diversity and promote appreciation of other cultures.

Analysis on the recent allegations of CIA spying on the US Senate and a conversation with local author, Barbara Lockhart.

Guests: Salisbury University Professor Michael O'Loughlin

Barbara Lockhart, author of the novel, "Elizabeth's Field".

barbaramarielockhart.com

The book is also available at the News Center in Easton, The Arts Center in Cambridge, and Mystery Loves Company Bookstore in St. Michaels.

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Mar 14, 2014

Meet Dave and Jenny Miles, mentors for Parkside High School's Robotics Team 3389.

SXSW 2014

Cold weather giving you the blues?  Why not pop into sunny Austin, Texas and check out this year's offerings at SXSW?

NPR Music brings you the best music and events from Austin, beginning March 12, 2014.

While you're at it, why not take a break and enjoy a Tiny Desk Concert or live concert from NPR Music?

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Mar 7, 2014

Amy Davis, Program Manager of NASA's Robotic Alliance Project at Wallops

NASA ROBOTICS

Wallops Flight Facility Education Office

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Mar 7, 2014

Caroline Massey, assistant director for management operations at Wallops Island.

We sit down with Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton to discuss the long-term pans for revitalizing downtown.

In the second half, an interview with author Sonia Sanchez, who recently visited Salisbury University's Campus

Hal Wilson chats with Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow the with Brookings Institution  and Director of the Brookings Intelligence Project. He is also the author of several books, including Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad.

A look at America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the life and works of Author Zora Neal Hurston.

Guests: Dr. Anthony Jenkins, VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Dr. Clara Small, Professor of History at Salisbury University

For the sweethearts, the sound of the Sweet Adelines .

Guests: Faith Flynn with the Ocean-Bay Chorus in Salisbury.

Gordon Bugby, a pianist who often plays for events at the Dorchester Center for the Arts

Shelly Abbot, who has had a full-time musical career since 1993

Taking a look at the adoption of Common Core standards in Maryland.

Guests: Jon Andes, instructor in the Education Specialties Department at Salisbury University

Kelly Stephensen, with the Wicomico Country Education Association

Betty Weller, President of the Maryland State Education Association

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Jan 24, 2014

Jeremy Eggers, NASA Wallops Chief of Public Affairs.

The impact and debate over the Phosphorus Management Tool

Guests: Kevin Anderson, Grain farmer from Princess Anne, Maryland

Drew Koslow, Biologist clean water advocate with the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy

Delmarva Today 01/17/14

Jan 17, 2014

2014 economic forecast a a look into Somerset County

Guests:

Meredith Ramsay, author of "Community, Culture and Economic Development"

Dr. Memo Diriker, of BEACON

Georgia Nichols, with Intergra Realty Resources

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Jan 10, 2014

Homelessness on Delmarva

guests: Sisters Virginia Peckham and Marilyn Bouchard with the Joseph House.

John Clisbee with the Talbot Country Interfaith Shelter

Annapolis Summit 2014

Jan 9, 2014

Please join us this Friday from 1-3pm on WSDL, 90.7 FM for a special program. Join Marc Steiner, host of "Soundbites on Delmarva" for the Annapolis Summit 2014.

Due to some special work which will take out satellite feed down temporarily, we will also be running a special program, "Mexico Uncovered" at noon on WSDL. 

Join us this New Year's Day on WSCL, 89.5 for some special programming to ring 2014.

Saturday, Jan 4th at 2PM on WSCL, 89.5 FM

Join us this Saturday for a special broadcast of the Southern Delaware Choral Society's performance of J.S. Bach's "Christmas Oratorio". This performance was recorded December 15th, 2013 at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, Delaware.

Southern Delaware Choral  Society website

Angela Byrd

This week, Harold Wilson sits down with members of the Community Players of Salisbury. In the second half, we hear a radio drama, "The Day Starts at Night", written exclusively for Delmarva Public Radio by Sonia Taitz, author of "The Watchmaker's Daughter".

NOTE: Due to a power outage, we were unable to broadcast this program on air. We plan to re-schedule it on a later date.

SU’s inaugural Research Day and Innovation Showcase highlights current faculty endeavors and provides information about the various efforts connecting the University and community.

These lectures were recorded September 27th at Perdue Hall on the Campus of Salisbury University. For more information, please visit salisbury.edu/researchday/

Delmarva Public Radio will be moving to our new location on Salisbury University's East Campus Complex Saturday December 7th at 10:00 AM. 

We hope to make this transition an smoothly as possible, but apologize beforehand for any audio outages you may hear. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Expect internet streaming to be down most of today as well. 

Native Americans are not always associated with the history of Washington, D.C.

Thousands of Native American leaders, diplomats and families visited the nation’s capital during the 19th and 20th centuries, however, leaving their mark on the city. Historian and author C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa discusses one such history-maker as the inaugural speaker in Salisbury University’s Thomas E. Bellavance Honors Program Lecture Series.

Angela Byrd

Hal Wilson chats with Sonia Taitz, author of The Watchmaker's Daughter.

The 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy and a look at the upcoming Bay to Ocean Writer's Conference.

Guests: Michael O'Loughlin, Professor of Political Science at SU

Dean Kotlowski, SU History Professor

Judy Reveal, past President of the Eastern Shore Writer's Association

Diane Marquette , Local mystery writer

Dr. Danielle Cumming

Nov 19, 2013

Dr. Danielle Cumming (guitar instructor at Salisbury University) has an international resume, and multiple

events coming up this fall, as well as pre-planning the Spring Guitar Festival.   She plays a bit for us, and talks with Kara Dahl Russell about her upcoming performances.  A “tiny desk concert” from WSCL 89.5.

  Guitar in the Gallery

The state of Delmarva's food banks and hunger on the Eastern shore. In the second half, we learn about Southern Gospel on the Eastern Shore

Guests: Celeste Savage, with HALO Ministry in Salisbury

Marilyn Neal, with the Salivation Army in Salisbury

Geldon Jones, Principal of East Salisbury Elementary School

and Bernard Ward, with The John Wesley United Methodist Church Men

Saturday, November  16 at noon on WSCL, 89.5

In celebration of the centenary (November 22) of Benjamin Britten - who said that music "has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom" - WFMT presents a two hour documentary in which leading Britten authorities and performers, many who knew and worked with the composer, reflect on the inspirations behind his art and his communicative power as musician and man.  

Reactions to the elections of Govs. Chris Christie in NJ and Terry McAuliffe in VA.

Guests: Michael O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Political Science Professor

Dave Parker, Chair of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee

Travel with Rick Steves has won the prestigious Gold Medal Award for Best Travel Broadcast-Audio at this year's Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition.

The annual competition is sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. Winners of the awards, the most prestigious in the field of travel journalism, were announced Oct. 21 at the SATW convention, held this year in Biloxi, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 

What's next for our  local Public Libraries and a preview of the 2013 Rehoboth Beach Film Festival.

Guests: Ed Goyda, Director of the Lewes Public Library

Andrea Berstler, Director of the Wicomico County Public Library

Tom Hehman, with the Somerset County Public Library

Joe Ballamcio, Rehoboth Beach Film Festival Program Director

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