Delmarva Today

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The Delmarva Peninsula is a rapidly changing place. Development is booming, we are becoming more diverse, and our arts scene is gaining recognition. Delmarva Today explores the issues and people who make living on the Peninsula such a unique place.

Your host, Don Rush, seeks out guests and issues that impact the daily lives of our listeners. How will possible wind power impact your wallet and the environment? Are local bloggers helping or hurting public discourse? Is there a way to balance the desire to preserve our small towns' heritage and encourage economic development?

From Dover to Wallops Island, from the Bridge to the Beaches and everywhere in between, Delmarva Today explores what's happening today and tomorrow in Delmarva.

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In the first segment of today's program, we look at a  Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture exhibit  showcasing the unique schools that rose under the initiative of Julius Rosenwald and highlighting African American Education on the Eastern Shore.

In the second half, we look at the current state of the Women's Movement and ponder the future.

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On today's program, we get local reaction to President Trump's address to the joint session of Congress.

In the second half, Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias discusses the Maryland budget process.

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The first half-hour of today's program is an  interview by phone with author Thomas Hollyday. Tommy has a series of seven mystery novels called The River Sunday Romance Mystery series. All the novels are set in the Chesapeake region. Tommy weaves history and legend of the Chesapeake in his contemporary mysteries. He has an abiding concern for the wild habitat of the region and a part of the proceeds from his books goes to support wildlife drinking water resources. 

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In the first half of today's program, we look at the growing problem of heroin addiction on the Eastern Shore.

On the second half, Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes  stops by talk talk about the Easter Shore's role in the Maryland budget process.

Guests: Susan Canfora, with the Salisbury Independent

Sheree Sample-Hughes, Md. House Delegate, District 37A

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On today's program, we look at violence and the racial divide. Plus, a look at the history of the Rosenwald schools, which were built to educate African Americans still struggling under Jim Crow. In the second half we explore violence along the racial divide and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Guests:

Violence along the racial divide:

Deborah Tulani Salahu-Din, Exhibition Researcher with the Smithsonian Museum.

On San Domingo:

Rudy Stanley, Retired Educator

Sylvia Stanley, Retired Educator

What would the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act mean to the residents of the State of Maryland? 

In the second half, we get local reaction to recent events regarding Muslims and immigration.

Guests: Caroline Kirk Robbins, with Healthcare for All

Dr. Charles Stegman, a local physician

Wasim Amir, Delmarva Muslim Community

Ashraf Ahmed, Imam

Usman Sandhu, with the Islamic Society of Delaware

On today's  program we talk about mystery writers Dashiell Hammett,  Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald with Karen Huston Karydes. In her recently published book Hard-Boiled Anxiety, Karen looks at the life and work of Hammett, Chandler, and Macdonald through a Freudian framework. Macdonald is not too difficult, he tells us that his work is a reflection of his personal life and the Freudian analysis that he went through, but Hammett and Chandler?

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In the first half of today's program, we look at the rising millennial generation and its impact on the recent election. In the second half, Maryland Delegate Mary Beth Carozza stops by the to talk about the current legislative session. 

Guests: Charlotte King, Chair of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice

Amber Green with the Fenix Youth Project

and James Yamakawa with Show Up For Racial Justice

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Plans are underway for a major urban greenway that would run from Shumaker Pond to Pemberton Park in Salisbury. Salisbury Major Jake Day elaborates on the plan on today's program. Also, we take a look at the Presidency of Barack Obama.

Guests: Salisbury Mayor Jake Day

Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Billy Earl Amos , incoming Head of the Wicomico County Democratic Club and host of Delmarva Americana (heard Saturday nights 8-10 PM on WSDL, 90.7)

Comic books and graphic novels are big business. After the decline of the 1990's, they are making a comeback and are not just produced by national brand names like DC or Marvel.  There are local independents who have been helped by the coming of the internet.

In the second half, Chris Beakey, local author of Fatal Option, sits down to talk about his work. 

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In the first half, we get local Republican reaction to the election of Donald Trump. In the second half, we look at the role social media played in this past election season.

Guests:

Mark Edney, Vice Chair of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee

Dr. John Bartkovich,  former chair of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee

Greg Bassett, Editor and General Manager of the Salisbury Independent

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Dec 12, 2016

Homelessness on Delmarva during the Holiday Season and looking back to a dark moment in Salisbury's History. 

Guests:

Claudia Nagle, Director of Diakonia

Anna O'Neil, also with Diakonia

Sr. Virginia, with The Joseph House

James Yakawama, with Showing Up for Racial Justice

Amber Greene, also with Showing Up for Racial Justice

The program focuses on the publication of Volume 9 of The Delmarva Review by the Eastern Shore Writer’s Association. My guests are the former executive editor of the Review, Wilson Wyatt, the new executive edition Emily Rich, and actor and poet James Keegan. Keegan is the featured poet in this edition of the Review. In the first half of the program we’ll discuss volume 9 of the Review, just out this month, and where it stands in the long history of The Delmarva Review.

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Salisbury Mayor Jake Day's State of the City Address.

In the first half of today's program, we look at dealing with harassment in schools and the potential post Labor Day start of the school term in Wicomico County.

In the second half, we gauge the reaction of local minority groups to President-Elect Trump.

Guests: Dr. Donna Hanlin, Superintendent of Wicomico County Public Schools

Dr. Muqtadar Kahn, professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware

Miguel Tapia Colin, a student at Columbia University

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Local reaction to the election of Donald Trump.

Guests:

Barrie Tilghman, Democrat and former Mayor of Salisbury

Mike Pretl,

Mark Edney, Vice Chair of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee

On the first half of today's program, Greg Basset of the Salisbury Independent stops by to talk about the numerous charter amendments on the Nov 8th election ballots in Wicomico County.

In the second half, we explore drug courts with Wicomico County Circuit Court Associate Judge Kathleen Beckstead.

Guests: Greg Basset of the Salisbury Independent

Hon. Kathleen Beckstead, Wicomico County Circuit Court Associate Judge

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On todays program, we take a broader look at "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces" and the insecurity of the current age.

Guests:

Dr. Adam Wood, Chair of the English Department at Salisbury University and chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee

Yuki Okubo Assistant Professor of Clinical/Counseling Psychology at Salisbury University

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A look at the state of the Republican party and the 40th Anniversary of the Life Crisis Center.

Guests:

Shawn Bradley, with the Republican Party in Wicomico County

Greg Basset, Editor and General Manager of the Salisbury Independent

Michelle Hughes, Executive Director of the Life Crisis Center

Local insight into the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election.

Guests: Dean Kotlowski, History Professor at Salisbury University

Barrie Tilghman, Democrat and former Mayor of Salisbury

Shawn Bradley, with the Republican Party in Wicomico County

also, Amanda Jackson and Kobi Azoulay, Salisbury University Students.

On today's program, we discuss the issue of "trigger warnings" in classroom discussions of  literature.

Guests:

James King, Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University

Adam Wood, Department Chair and Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University

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In the first half of today's program, we take a look at the upcoming anniversary of September 11 and get an assessment of where we are now. In the second half, we look at the life and works of painter Ruth Starr Rose, whose works featuring the live of African Americans are currently on exhibit at Salisbury University through October 29th.

Guests:

David Mack, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E. in the Reagan Administration

In the first half of today's program, we explore the rise of the Alt-Right.  In the second half, Photographer Doug Stevens discusses his two books, "Workin' with the Wind" and "Summer Harvest: Portrait of Commercial Crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay".

Guests:

Brian Tashman- research analyst with People for the American Way

Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Doug Stevens, author of Summer Harvest: Portrait of Commercial Crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay

This week's guest is Anne Colwell, author of two books of poetry, Believing Their Shadows and Mothers Maiden Name.  She is also the author of a critical book, Inscrutable Houses: Metaphors of the Body in the Poems of Elizabeth Bishop.

Harold Wilson’s guest is Jack Shaum author of, Lost Chester River Steamboats, discussing the great steamboats that plied the Chesapeake Bay and particularly the Chester River. For over a hundred years, beginning in 1813 these ships worked the rivers of the bay carrying fruit, grains, crabs, and oysters. And for a dollar, passengers could cross the bay from Baltimore to the Eastern Shore on their way to the Atlantic beaches. The last steamer made its final passage in the 1950’s.

With the Democratic National Convention  over, we get local Democrat reaction as to how the convention went.

Guests

Mike Pretl

Barrie Pasons Tilgman, former Mayor of Salisbury

Micheal O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Professor

With the Republican National Convention over, we get local Republican reaction as to how the convention went.

Guests

Mark Edney, Vice Chair of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee

David Goslee and Anne Brittingham Suthowski, also members of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee

and Dr. John Bartkovich former chair of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee

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