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
9:30 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #21

"Smith Island, Maryland (6632617567)" by Lee Cannon from Bayville aka West Fenwick, DE, USA - Smith Island,

This week, author Harold O. Wilson sits down with authors Bonnie Feldstein and Janice Marshall. Janice Marshall was born on Smith Island and is the wife of a waterman. She currently lives in Crisfield, Maryland and is a curator and preserver of the waterman culture. She has worked with the Board of the Chesapeake Foundation and currently teaches in the Roads Scholar Program of the Crisfield Heritage Foundation.

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Delmarva Today
10:21 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Delmarva Today 02-20-2015

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In the first half of today's program we take a look at how the Wallops Island Flight Facility has boosted the economy of  Virginia's eastern shore.

In the second, we find out how Delmarva's homeless are fairing in this week's record setting cold snap.

Guests: Bill Wrobel, Director of NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facillity

Peter Bale, Chair of the Wallops Island Regional Alliance

Claudia Nagel, Executive Director of Diakonia

Jim Barnes, Director of the Christian Shelter.

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Delmarva Today
10:27 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Delmarva Today 02-13-2015

How will potential sea level rise change life on Delmarva?  In the second half, we look at Presidential third terms.

Guests: Barbara Hale,  with the League of Women Voters of the Mid Shore

Greg Farley, Director of the Chesapeake College Center for Leadership in Environmental Education

Former Congressman Wayne Gilchrest

Dr. Dean Kotlowski, Salisbury University Professor of History

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Delmarva Today
10:33 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Delmarva Today 02-06-2015

French Horn

In the first half of today's program, we meet Parkside High School student Hannah Lewis, who has been selected to be Part of the 2015 High School  Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.

In the second half, we look at a potential conflict between the town of Henlopen Acres and the Rehoboth Art League

Guests:

Hannah Lewis, French Horn

Jenny Lewis, Hannah's mother

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Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #20

What We Won, By Bruce Reidel

This week, Harold Wilson speaks with Brookings Institute Senior Fellow, Bruce Riedel, author of "What We Won: America's Secrect War in Afghanistan 1979-1989".

Joining Harold Wilson in this discussion are Don Rush and some faculty and students from the  Salisbury University Political Science Department.

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Delmarva Today
10:13 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Delmarva Today 01-23-2015

MD Governor Larry Hogan

Today, we get local reaction to both President Obama's 2015 Sate of the Union speech and the Inauguration of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

Mike Pretl, with the Wicomico County Democratic County

Dr. John Bartcovich

and Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin

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Delmarva Today
10:24 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Delmarva Today 01-16-2015

RICHARD F. COLBURN, Republican, District 37

In the first half of today's program, we talk to retiring Maryland State Senator Richard F. Colburn, about his long career in Maryland politics.

In the second half, we get some local reaction to the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo magazine  office in France.

Guests:

Former MD State Senator Richard F. Colburn

Dr. David Burns, Associate Professor in Salisbury University's Communication Arts Department

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Delmarva Today
10:25 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Delmarva Today 01-09-2015

Headquarters Live, Salisbury, MD
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On today's program, we meet the people  behind Headquarters Live, Salisbury's Community Performing Arts Center located in the old Salisbury Firehouse.

In the second half, we visit another well-known Salisbury landmark, Poplar Hill Mansion.

Guests- Brad Gillis and Jim Baeurle with Headquarters Live

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Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Delmarva Today 01/02/2015

Pictured, from left: William Burke, SU director of entrepreneurship competitions; Shelley Wetzel; Zachary Bankert; Brian Arnold, Dan Cowens, Jason Mathis and Marco Le Gette of Oasis Marinas; and Dr. Christy Weer, interim dean of SU’s Perdue School of Business.

Today, we meet some of the entrepreneurial participants of Salisbury University’s Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery program

In the second half, a re-broadcast of a recent interview  with outgoing Maryland State Delegate Norm Conway.

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Delmarva Today
11:52 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #19

Bay to Ocean Writers Conference
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On the next Delmarva Today...Writers Edition...we preview the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference set for next year...

And then...it's a Christmas Story set in the south of France...featuring a magical transformation.

Bay to Ocean 2015 Information

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Delmarva Today
10:38 am
Fri December 19, 2014

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Just this past year, we had an all-female crew win the Skipjack race off Deal Island. Long before that, we had the "Woman in the Wheelhouse".

We chat with Nancy Taylor Robson about her book and her six year odyssey as relief cook and deckhand on a tugboat.

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Delmarva Today
10:23 am
Fri December 19, 2014

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The Oblate's Confession, by William Peake
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On the second half of today's program, we travel back to 7th century England though local author William Peak's new book, "The Oblate's Confession".

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Delmarva Today
9:03 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Delmarva Today 12/12/2014

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The deaths of two African American men at the hands of police have set off a series of protests across the nation.

Here on the Eastern Shore there have been small protests, including those on the campuses of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University.

Guests: Dr. James King, Associate Professor of English, Salisbury University and faculty advisor of SU's chapter of the NAACP

Juliez Benjamin, student President of SU's chapter of the NAACP

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Delmarva Today
9:03 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Delmarva Today 12/05/2014

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In the first half of today's program, we discuss the latest developments concerning Maryland's Phosphate Management Tool.

In the second half, we sit down with outgoing Maryland State Delegate Norm Conway.

Guests: Dr. Memo Diriker, Director of BEACON.

Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Norman H. Conway, Maryland State Delegate, District 38B

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Delmarva Today
9:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #18

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On today's program, Harold O. Wilson sits down with Maryland Poet Sue Ellen Thompson to discuss her latest book of poetry titled, "They".

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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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