The Delmarva Almanac

Saturday 11AM WSDL and 3:30PM on WSCL

The Delmarva Almanac is a half hour show hosted by Dana Kester-McCabe. Each week meet local artists. Hear fascinating stories about our local heritage and more. Naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us all about the natural wonders found here. A variety of other contributors, who live and work here on the peninsula, share stories about the way of life here. Get connected to your Delmarva community. Tune in Saturday afternoon’s at 3:30 on WSCL 89.5fm or on Wednesday evening’s at 6:30 on WSDL 90.7. With each show there will be additional information and links on:

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We will start our show this week with our favorite heritage story from this past year: Thomas Savage American Dreamer. Jim Rapp will tell us about winter birding along our inlets and beaches. And we will finish up with a look back at all the artist interviews we have done.

NOTE: This is the final broadcast of the Delmarva Almanac.

This week we will dip into our archives to hear some of the of the history of Assateague Island. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about another one of those bird tourists who visit our region - the snowy owl. But first up here is an all new interview with Dover jeweler and sculptor Arden Bardol.

This week we’ll hear the story of Delmarva natives and Civil Right Heroes Richard Allen and Absalom Jones. We’ll learn about feeding our feathered friends, during cold winter weather. And naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Terrapin Beach Park in Stevensville, Maryland. But first up an all new story. Meet artist Wende Woodham who paints with ribbons.

This week on our show we will meet Queen Anne’s County painter Susan Mayberry. We will update a story we did about America’s love affair with the oyster. And, just in time for Thanks Giving naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Delmarva’s wild turkeys.

This week on our show we will hear an interview from our archives with Snow Hill artist Paul Volker. We’ll learn about those tributes to our local Native American tribes called the Whispering Giants. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Milford Neck Wildlife Area & Preserve.

This week we are dipping into our archives. We will hear the history of one of the most venerated arts organizations on Delmarva: the Rehoboth Art League. In honor of this week’s epic World Series we will hear some Eastern Shore baseball history. And now that cooler weather is here it is time to get out and hike so we’ll have Jim Rapp’s story about a local rails to trails projects.

This week on our show we will hear about the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore in Denton, Maryland.. In honor of Halloween we will learn about Delmarva’s history of witchcraft and witch trials. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about wild creatures of the night in our region.

This week we have all new stories. We will meet Milford painter C Mercedes Walls. We will hear a story about slavery on Delmarva. And, naturalist Dave Wilson will bring us a conversation about box turtles.

This week on our show we are dipping into the archives. We will hear from Jay Fleming about his book Working The Water which has now been published. We will hear the story of the wreck of the HMS DeBraak, Scott Duncan’s October Garden Planner, and from naturalist Jim Rapp - the annual fall arrival of raptors on Delmarva.

This week on our show we will meet realist painter Megan Burak. We will revisit our story about Furnace Town and its long time care taker Sampson Harmon. And Dave Wilson will introduce us to green architect David Quillin.