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: delmarva-almanac.com

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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.

This week on our show we will meet abstract expressionist artist Barbara Warden. We’ll dip into our archives to hear about the history of a few the lady entrepreneurs in Ocean City, Maryland. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Fall birding on Delmarva.

On this week’s show Mike Quattrociocchi will tell us about the fine art
craft of woodworking. We will hear the Revolutionary War story of Cheney
Clow’s last stand, and naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about fall
paddling along the waters of the peninsula.

This week on our show we will have the Fall culture preview. We will dip into our archives to hear the story of Denton author Sophie Kerr. And naturalist Dave Wilson along with a couple of his friends will tell us all about one of Maryland’s wildlife icons: the Diamond Backed terrapin.

This week we will meet painter Lesley McCaskill. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the national park system we will learn about the beginnings of Delmarva’s premier national park on Assateague Island. And Dave Wilson will bring us his conversation with Lisa Challenger about the importance of nature tourism on Delmarva.

This week on our show we will hear an encore presentation of our interview with painter Patrick Henry. We will also revisit our stories on the button making industry and the importance of the tomato canning industry in our farming heritage. And we’ll finish up with an all new interview between naturalist Dave Wilson with Jim White of the Delaware Nature Society. They’ll be talking about Delmarva’s beautiful and mysterious dragonflies.

Delmarva Almanac

Aug 13, 2016

This week on our show we will meet painter John Davis Held. We’ll hear the story of Ocean City’s lady entrepreneurs. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about humpback whales off of our Atlantic coast.

This week we will meet artist Hannibal Lee who translates paint in to fabric. We will hear the story of World War II POW camps here on Delmarva. And naturalist Dave Wilson shares his conversation about coyotes on Delmarva with Salisbury University Professor Dr. Aaron Hogue.

This week we will hear the story A. Aubrey Bodine the celebrated photographer. We’ll learn about Denton, Maryland’s own Sophie Kerr. And naturalist Dave Wilson and his guest Dr. Aaron Hogue will tell us about apex predators on Delmarva.

This week we will meet Stevensville painter and sculptor Will Hemsley. We will hear part one of our story about a local genealogist’s efforts to connect with his family. And we’ll hear some birding basics from naturalist Jim Rapp.

This week we are dipping into our archives. We will meet Milton artist Aurelio Grisanty. We hear part one of Fishermen By Day - Bootleggers By Night  - prohibition stories from Ocean City. Chef Gretchen Hanson will tell us why she is soft shell crab crazy. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will have the story of Delmarva's marine migrants the sea turtles.

This week we'll give you the low down on all the cultural events happening this summer here on Delmarva. We'll hear the story of Thomas Savage one of Delmarva's first English colonists. We'll get ready for summer with chef Gretchen Hanson's story about two essential summer foods. And, Jim Rapp will tell us everything we need to know about crabs.

This week will meet Impressionist painter Patrick Henry. We’ll hear about the development of our coastal life saving stations. Scott Duncan will bring us the June garden planner. And naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about summer wildflowers along the Choptank River.

This week on our show we will meet Snow Hill painter Paul Volker. We will learn how Caroline County got its name and about companion planting in our gardens. And naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about paddling on Nassawango Creek.

This week on our show we will meet Milton painter Denise Dumont. We’ll learn about the man from Dover who created the Victrola. We’ll hear about Delmarva’s Secret Gardens. And naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about birding on Prime Hook.

This week we’ll meet Talbot County sculptor Jan Kirsh. We’ll hear the story of Kitty Knight who defied invading British Troops during the War of 1812. Kate Patton of the Lower Shore Land Trust will tell us about the importance of vernal pools in our gardens. And we will hear the conclusion of Dave Wilson’s series on invasive plants.

This week we will meet artists and entrepreneurs Jan Crumple and Taylor Collins. We will hear about the Dover Chocolate Murders. Scott Duncan will bring us the May garden planner. And naturalist Dave Wilson will have Part II of his series on invasive plants.

On our show this week, meet Milton painter Bill Patterson. In honor of her being named the new face of the $20 bill we will reprise our story of Delmarva native Harriet Tubman. We’ll hear about which native plants benefit pollinators like the Monarch butterfly and Dave Wilson will bring us part one of a series on the negative impact of invasive non-native plants.

In honor of next weekend’s Delmarva Birding Weekend and the Ward World Championship Carving Competition meet wildfowl sculptor, Rich Smoker who will receive a Living Legends award from the Ward Foundation. Also hear how music played a part in the lives of legendary master wildfowl carvers Lem and Steve Ward. We’ll learn about the Delaware Botanical Gardens being created in Dagsboro. And, Jim Rapp will tell us about some neo-tropical tourists who visit our region this time of year.

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