Delmarva Today

Friday morning at 9AM

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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Delmarva Today
10:23 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Delmarva Today 11/21/2014

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Today, we get some local reaction to President Obama's Executive Orders concerning immigration.  In the second half, we discuss a proposal to bring six chicken houses in Somerset County that has some residents' feathers ruffled.

Guests:

Salisbury University Political Science Professor Michael O'Loughlin

Matthew Peters, director of the Chesapeake Multicultural Research Center in Easton, Maryland

George Escobar, Direct

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Delmarva Today
10:40 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Delmarva Today 11/14/2014

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A proposal for a commercial aquaculture farm on 180 acres of water in the Delaware Bay has some residents concerned.

In the second half, we take another look at Maryland's Phosphorus Management Tool, which would restrict the amount of phosphorus farmers could put on their fields.

Meg Ward- with the Coalition to Save Beach Cove

David Saveikis- DNREC Div. of Fish and Wildlife Director

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Delmarva Today
9:30 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Delmarva Today: A Tribute to Elizabeth Bellavance

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A special remembrance featuring the voices of friends, colleagues, and family of activist and founding member of Delmarva Public Radio, Elizabeth Bellavance.

Salisbury Daily Times Article

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Delmarva Today
10:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writers Edition #17

The Delmarva Review, Volume 7
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On today's program, Harold O. Wilson previews the latest edition of the Delmarva Review. In the second half, we hear a radio drama, "A Limitless Sky",  based upon one of the stories in the current issue.

Guests: Wilson Wyatt, Delmarva Review Executive Editor

Wendy Ingersoll, poet

George Merril, Delmarva Review Non-Fiction Editor

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Delmarva Today
10:18 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Delmarva Today 10/24/2014

Joe Bilancio, Rehoboth Beach Film Independent Festival Program Director, drops by for a preview of this year's Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival.  The festival runs November 5th through the 9th.

In the second half, we explore the relationship between Annapolis and Maryland's Agriculture Industry.

Guests:

Joe Bilancio- Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival Program Director

Eddie Johnson, President of the  Somerset County Farm Bureau

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Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Delmarva Today 10/17/2014

How local hospitals are reacting to threat of Ebola. In the second half, we examine the role of for-profit colleges in the American Education system.

Guests:

C.B. Silvia, M.D., Chief Medical Officer with Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University’s Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions and the author of Degrees of Inequity: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream

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Delmarva Today
10:32 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Delmarva Today 10/03/2014

Perhaps one of the most interesting races on the Eastern Shore is that for State Senate in Maryland.

It pits Democratic incumbent Jim Mathias against Republican delegate Mike McDermott.

Jim Mathias Campaign Website

Mike McDermott Campaign Website
 

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Delmarva Today
12:51 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #16

In the first half-hour of this Edition, Harold Wilson's guests are Lee D'Zmura and master gardener Denise Swayne. The topic is the importance of native plants to the ecosystem and the environment on the Eastern Shore and in other Mid-Atlantic states. In the second half-hour of the program, the guest is mystery writer John Reisinger who will be talking about his murder mysteries and particularly about his acclaimed non-fiction work, Master Detective.

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Delmarva Today
9:01 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Delmarva Today 09/19/2014

Chipman Cultural Center

A look at Georgetown, an African American community that once sat in the heart of Salisbury, MD.

Guests:

Vance Elbert, with the Chipman Foundation

Aubrey Jackson Mathews

Gus White

Shanie Shields, Salisbury City Councilwoman

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Delmarva Today
9:14 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Delmarva Today 9/15/2014

Photograph by Earl Dotter
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Who are the immigrants who work in our agricultural fields and chicken plants and build our homes?

This Thursday, Salisbury University's Downtown Art Gallery features an exhibit  of photographs by Earl Dotter titled  Work. Respect. Dignity.

Reception: Thursday, September 18, 6pm, light refreshments will be served.

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Delmarva Today
10:34 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Delmarva Today 09/12/2014

Rick Pollitt, Don Rush and Bob Culver
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On today's program, Wicomico Country Executive Rick Pollitt  and challenger Bob Culver face off on a host of issues facing voters in the upcoming November election.

In the second half, Lucy Cochran drops by to play for us and discuss the upcoming Berlin Fiddlers Convention, September 19th through the 21 in Berlin, MD.

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Delmarva Today
9:01 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #15

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Exploring "life stories" with Lynn Schwartz, creative writing instructor.  In the second half , the life story writers with "Page to Stage" from the Compass Rose Theater in Annapolis, MD.

Compass Rose Theater

Writers Wordhouse

Page 2 Stage

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Delmarva Today
10:33 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Delmarva Today 08/22/2014

Michael Brown
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Local reactions to the Ferguson, Missouri shooting and a look at the past and future of Salisbury's City Council.

Guests: Orville Penn, community activist

Michael O'Loughlin , Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Greg Bassett, Editor and General Manager of the Salisbury Independent

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Delmarva Today
12:13 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Delmarva Today 08/15/2014

The many resources available to Delmarva's Veterans.

Dina Karpf with Maryland's Commitment to Veterans

Jon Black with Maryland Army National Guard family programs

Allison Pulcher,  Military Spouse and Military Community advocate

Sam Webster with Delmarva Community Services

Shannon Hardester with Diakonia

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Delmarva Today
9:36 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Delmarva Today 08/08/2014

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NOTE: This is a re-broadcast

The Salisbury City Council looks at redistricting proposals with the potential to change political power on the Crosswords of Delmarva. 

Guests: Salisbury City Vice Council Laura Mitchell

Shanie Shields, who represents the majority-minority district created in the 1980's.

Guests: Terry Cohen and Tim Spies, Salisbury City Council Members

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Delmarva Today
10:41 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Delmarva Today 08/01/2014

In the first half of today's program, Don Rush speaks with Donald and Jeannie Keister  about losing their son, Tyler,  to heroin addiction and their group, AtTAck Addiction.

In the second half, Sue Collins and Nancy Taylor Robson discuss their book, "OK, Now What: A Caregiver's Guide to What Matters."

AtTAck Addiction Website

OK Now What? website

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Delmarva Today
8:56 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writers' Edition #14

A Kingdom's Future, by Caryle Murphy
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Hal Wilson and Don Rush speak with Caryle Murphy, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and the author of several books including  "A Passion for Islam" and "A Kingdom's Future". 

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Delmarva Today
10:46 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Delmarva Today 07/18/2014

Guest Host Dr. Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University, speaks with Neda Biggs, Victim Immigration Attorney  about  the growing refugee and immigration issue.

In the second half,  Mike Pretl and Dave Parker discuss how immigration may impact the upcoming midterm elections.

La Esperanza

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Delmarva Today
2:40 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Delmarva Today 07/04/2014

Delmarva Today
10:51 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Delmarva Today 07/11/2014

Round the Pond by Linda Duyer

We speak with two local authors on today's program. Linda Duyer's work, "Round the Pond" explores the lost African-American community in Salisbury called "Georgetown".

Next, Jacque Baker stops by to talk about Gilbert Byron,  the "Chesapeake Thoreau"  and his book, "Gilbert Byron: A Life Worth Examining".

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Delmarva Today
9:08 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writers' Edition #13

The Beach House

“Fair Warning,” a clever, film-noir-style drama set in contemporary Rehoboth Beach. The drama is an adaptation of a story of the same name written by Dennis Lawson and included in The Beach House, a collection of short stories set in and around the area.

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Delmarva Today
11:37 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Radio Drama on "Delmarva Today

The era of the old-fashioned radio drama will return on Delmarva Public Radio’s “Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition” on Friday, June 27th at 9 am featuring “Fair Warning,” a clever, film-noir-style drama set in contemporary Rehoboth Beach.

Delmarva Today
10:36 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Delmarva Today 06/13/2014

Plans for a new homeless shelter in Easton and a new way of thinking about downtown revitalization in Salisbury.

Guests: Jack Herrald, President of the Talbot County Interfaith Shelter

Julie Lowe, Executive Director of the Talbot County Interfaith Shelter

Dan Burden, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Walkable and Livable Communities Institute

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Delmarva Today
11:22 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Delmarva Today 06/06/2014

Meet Salisbury's newest newspaper, the Salisbury Independent. In the second half, Wicomico County Health Officials tackle  a high STD rate.

Guests: Greg Bassett, Salisbury Independent General Manager and Editor

Dr. James Cockey Deputy Health Officer Wicomico County Health Department

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Delmarva Today
9:07 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #12

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This week, Hal Wilson chats with Dr. Mary Brinkmeyer with the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Delmarva Today
11:50 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Delmarva Today 05/23/14

What does the future hold for the Class of 2014? Plus a look at Baseball played by 1864 rules in the Mid Atlantic Vintage Baseball League.

Guests: Dr. Rebecca Emery,Career Services Director at Salisbury University

SU student Austin Whitehead, a native of Salisbury who is interning at PricewaterhouseCooper in Baltimore

Chris Nicolo with the Arundel Excelsiors

Jim Oechsler with the Milford Excelsiors

Jeff Puglia with the Milford Excelsiors

Fred Fontz

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Delmarva Today
10:30 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Delmarva Today 05/16/2014

Part two on our series looking at a controversial proposal for redistricting the City of Salisbury.

Guests: Terry Cohen and Tim Spies, Salisbury City Council Members

In the second half, a re-broadcast of an interview with Meredith Ramsey, author of "Community, Culture and Economic Development".

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Delmarva Today
10:46 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Delmarva Today 05/09/14

The Salisbury City Council looks at redistricting proposals with the  potential to change political power on the Crosswords of Delmarva. Also, we look at an effort to help seniors.

Guests: Salisbury City Vice Council Laura Mitchell

Shanie Shields, who represents the majority-minority district created in the 1980's.

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Pam O'Brien with Partners in Care

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Delmarva Today
10:49 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Delmarva Today 05/02/2014

Former Vlasic pickle plant in Millsboro, DE

Plans to turn a former Vlasic pickle factory into a chicken processing plant near Millsboro, DE could bring

700 jobs to the area, but it also brings controversy and opposition.

Next, the fate of the Great Bay Wind Project. A measure on MD Gov. O'Malley's desk might delay or even kill the project.

Guests:

Cindy Wilton and Jay Meyer, with Protecting our Indian River

Rob Arlett, former chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Sussex County Association of Realtors

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Delmarva Today
9:45 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #11

The Saints of the Streets, by Luisa A. Igloria

Hal Wilson speaks with poet Luisa A. Igloria, author of 13 books including Juan Luna's Revolver and The Saints of the Streets.

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