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

Ways to Connect

This week we will meet painter Fred Sprock. We’ll hear about the Chesapeake Storytelling Festival. Megan Mudron and Bret Hines of Naturally Sun Kissed Farm will tell us about getting started as home brewers. And naturalist Dave Wilson will bring us part two of a conversation with botanist Wes Knapp about Delmarva’s rare plants.

This week we will meet Dana Simson the artist who owns Chesapeake East. We’ll hear the story of Salisbury’s beginnings. We will learn about a small family farm in Bishopville. And Dave Wilson will introduce us to an expert on Delmarva’s rare plants.

This week we will meet muralist and art teacher Lori Conner. We’ll look into the history of Milford, Delaware. We’ll hear the April Garden Planner, and naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about shorebird migration along the Delaware Bayshore.

This week we will have the Spring culture preview so you can get ready to enjoy all that Delmarva has to offer for the arts, heritage, and more. We will hear the story of Thomas Savage who was probably the first permanent English settler on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. And naturalist Dave Wilson talks with Jim White of the Delaware Nature Society about snakes.

This week we will meet wood working artist Austin Barrett. We will hear the legend of Delmarva’s notorious Patty Cannon. We’ll learn about daffodils and naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about the annual return of one of Delmarva's avian icons, the Osprey

This week we will meet Chinese brush painter Lillian. In honor of Women’s history month, hear the courageous story of Delmarva’s own Kitty Knight. We’ll get some ideas from Scott Duncan for gardeners who want something to do while waiting for the winter weather to break. And we’ll hear naturalist Dave Wilson and his conversation with Jim White of the Delaware Nature Society about Delmarva's amphibians.

This week we will meet realist painter Stasia Hubeck. We’ll learn about Rev. Charles A. Tindley, one of America’s great gospel music composers. Scott Duncan will bring us the March Garden Planner and naturalist Jim Rapp to tell us about hiking trails on Assateague Island.

This week we’ll meet plein air painter Michele Green. Marilyn Buerkle will tell us about Teackle Mansion. We’ll hear about that culinary delicacy of the marsh – the Muskrat. And naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about some the Glenn L. Martin National Wildlife Refuge.

This week we will meet impressionist painter Denise Dumont. We will hear the story of five governors who all got their start in the small town of Milton Delaware. We’ll hear about Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about hiking in the winter forest.

This week we will meet Snow Hill painter Paul Volker. We’ll learn about Furnace Town. Scott Duncan brings us the February garden planner, and naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Delmarva's visiting winter songbirds.

This week we are dipping into our archives with an interview with Ocean City photographer Allen Sklar. We’ll hear the story of Henry Norwood’s ill fated journey to our shore in 1650. Chef Gretchen Hanson will tell us about being hungry. And, Jim Rapp will explore winter birding at our ocean side inlets.

This week we will meet cubist painter Rafael Reyes. 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 this cold winter weather. And Jim Rapp will tell us about one of our most charismatic winter visitors, the Snowy Owl.

This week on our show we will have a conversation with Rusty Mumford the director of the upcoming Community Players production of Steel Magnolias. We’ll hear part two of Dave Wilson’s interview with Dr. Joan Maloof, about the Old-Growth Forest Network. Keyanna Bowen will tell us about upcycling – Eastern Shore style. And, Jim Rapp will tell us about Delmarva's Wintering Waterfowl.

.This week we will meet Milton pastel artist Nick Serratore. We’ll learn about Delmarva's Coastal Lifesaving Service. Dave Wilson interviews Joan Maloof about the Old Growth Forest Network. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about winter birding at Prime Hook National Wildlife refuge.

This week we’ll get the new year started with a preview of Delmarva’s Winter cultural scene. We will hear about the Transpeninsular Line, some winter gardening chores, the January night sky, and our resident naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about winter birding at Delmarva's Atlantic coast inlets.

This is our last show for 2015 so we’re taking a look back at some of the stories we did this year. We will meet some of the Delmarva artists who inspired us. We’ll hear the story of Cambridge civil rights hero Gloria Richardson Dandridge. We’ll hear how using native plants can help prevent species decline. And Jim Rapp will revisit his favorite story from last summer: the birds of Skimmer Island.

On this week’s show we’ll meet Salisbury photographer Jeanne Anderton. We’ll hear about Delmarva’s Native American history. Chef Gretchen Hanson will talk about being hungry. And naturalist Jim Rapp will get us ready for the annual Christmas bird count.

This week we will meet Deborah Johnson a fiber artist from Magnolia, Delaware. We’ll hear stories about Delaware being first to ratify the US Constitution and about keeping things easy and green this holiday season. And Jim Rapp will tell us about Delmarva’s winter Snow Goose spectacle.

This week meet painter Rob Brownlee-Tomasso. Learn how fire has taken its toll on Delmarva’s towns. Scott Duncan will have the December garden planner. And naturalist Jim Rapp tells us about winter hiking in the forests near Denton, Maryland.

This week meet DeMarcus Shelborne a painter who is very busy bringing art to Milford, Delaware. Learn about Delmarva’s shipbuilding history. Hear about holiday evergreen traditions in our home and garden segment. And Jim Rapp will tell us about the Milford Neck Wildlife Area and Nature Preserves.

This week we will meet watercolorist Keith Whitelock. Marilyn Buerkle will tell us about colonial food traditions. Keyanna Bowen will help us get ready for the holidays with Eastern Shore style and Jim Rapp will tell us all about Delmarva's wild turkeys.

This week on the Delmarva Almanac: We will meet abstract painter Jack Knight. We will hear the story of the HMS De Braak. We’ll learn about the Fall Fire Season. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about a great trail to hike or bike between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.

This week on the Delmarva Almanac, meet expressionist painter Maureen S. Farrell. Hear about the local roots of famed Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman. Scott Duncan will have the November Garden Planner.  And, Jim Rapp will take us cycling from Blackwater Refuge to Hoopers Island.

This week on the Delmarva Almanac meet Queen Anne's County artist Sarah Lyle. Mindie Burgoyne will tell us a ghost story in honor of Halloween. We'll hear the Fall garden report from Scott Duncan and Jim Rapp will tell us about some of Delmarva's creatures of the night. 

This week on the Delmarva Almanac meet Charles Allmond, who sculpts stylized birds and animals. We will hear about a lesser known duPont legacy to Delaware’s cultural heritage. We’ll get some ideas about landscape design from Jan Kirsh. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Delmarva hawk watching.

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This week we’re dipping into our archives to learn about singer songwriter Isabel Umanzor, astrophysicist Annie Jump Cannon, and Delmarva’s secret gardens. Also Jim Rapp will tell us about summer wildflowers along the Choptank River.

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