Don Rush

Assoc. Program Director- Sr. Producer News and Public Affairs

Don Rush is the News Director at Public Radio Delmarva (WSCL/WSDL) in Salisbury, Maryland on the campus of Salisbury University. He has spent the last 35 years in broadcast journalism specializing in national politics. Before coming to Salisbury he spent 12 years in Washington DC with the Pacifica Network News bureau. During the 1980’s he was News Director at KFPK in his home town of Los Angeles. He also worked for the Los Angeles based wire and audio news service CNS/RNW. Locally, he has become an award winning journalist covering everything from development and environmental issues to local politics.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Film crews will be in northern Virginia this summer shooting a portion of the sequel to the blockbuster hit "Wonder Woman."

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday the filming will take place over several weeks in the Alexandria area. Reports have identified empty Landmark Mall as one location, but the Virginia Film Office declined to confirm specific locations.

"Wonder Woman 1984" will star Gal Gadot in the lead role, as well as Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A gun rights group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Maryland's recently enacted ban on devices that increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic firearms.

The complaint filed Monday by a group called Maryland Shall Issue says the ban passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Larry Hogan in April violates both the federal and state constitutions.

The ban prohibits the manufacture, possession, sale or transfer of any "rapid fire trigger activator" such as a bump stock. It is scheduled to take effect Oct. 1.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A new panel of state officials and business leaders has approved a new grant to help train Virginians in making wine, cider, craft beer and hard liquor.

Gov. Ralph Northam's office announced Wednesday the GO Virginia board had approved a $250,000 grant for Piedmont Virginia Community College and Germanna Community College. The funds will be used to establish two new training centers and to develop a new curriculum to help train candidates in making alcoholic beverages.

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The summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jung Un is now disappearing from national attention. But, what did the president get? Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University Associate Professor in the political science department Taehyun Nam about the outcome.

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A celebration of Eastern Shore culture was on display at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury yesterday.

It was for the upcoming 78th National Folklife Festival that will be held later this year.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Maryland Traditions Folklife Area and Stage highlight the music, rituals, crafts, foods and occupations of the Eastern Shore.

On hand at yesterday’s event were Rich Smoker who is a decoy carver in Marion Station along with Janice Marshall of Crisfield who tells stories of Smith Island.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Nearly 700 people will be part of a class action lawsuit against a Delaware poultry processor over wastewater violations.

A partner at law firm Baird, Mandalas and Brockstedt, Chase Brockstedt, tells WBOC-TV the lawsuit against Mountaire Farms will be filed Wednesday.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Corey Stewart has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Virginia and will face incumbent Tim Kaine in the November general election.

Stewart beat state lawmaker Nick Freitas and Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson in Tuesday's race.

Stewart is a conservative provocateur who often feuds with members of his party. He's a one-time state chairman of President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and nearly won the 2017 Republican nomination for governor.

He has pledged to run a "vicious" campaign against Kaine.

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MILFORD, Del. (AP) - The saying goes that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but what if the road was paved with pizza?

News outlets report national delivery-based pizza chain Domino's is aiming to make commutes around the country a little less hellish, by helping to repair potholes.

The company's "Paving for Pizza" program has launched in four test cities: Athens, Georgia; Bartonville, Texas; Burbank, California and Milford, Delaware.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a case challenging the eligibility of a candidate for governor of Maryland over residency requirements.

Krish Vignarajah, who is running for the Democratic nomination, said Tuesday she is excited to move beyond the case and focus on the issues.

Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Alison Asti dismissed the lawsuit after finding the lawsuit wasn't filed in time.

Maryland has a five-year residency requirement to run for governor.

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EASTON, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to mark the opening of the new Dover Bridge near Easton.

The governor will speak Wednesday at the bridge on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

The bridge is a major route from southern Caroline County and northern Dorchester County to Talbot County.

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