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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In the first half of today's program, we look at the growth of farmer's markets on the Eastern Shore.

In the second half, we take a deeper look at the recent events in North Korea.


Bob Miller, owner and operator of Nice Farms Creamery in Federalsburg

Lynda Blades, owner and grower of Blades Orchard and Faulkner Brand Cidery

Lisa Garfield, owner of Calliope Farms in Salisbury

Gretchen Hanson, Chef, blogger and freelance writer

Tauhyun Nam, Associate Professor with the Political Science Department at Salisbury University

In the first half of todays program, we sit down with Michael Pullen, who is vying with other  Democratic candidates to unseat Andy Harris in Marlyand's 1st Congressional District.

In the second half, learn the ABC'S of Berlin with author Joanne Guilfoil.

Guests: Michael Pullen, running for Congress in Maryland's 1st Congressional District

Joanne Guilfoil, author of Berlin, Maryland ABCs

The National Folk Festival announced its third set of artists that will grace Salisbury in September. We'll take a look and listen to these artists.

In the second half, we look at how dogs can help veterans with post traumatic stress disorder.


Caroline O'Hare, local manager of the National Folk Festival

Angela Byrd

Harold Wilson’s guests on today’s Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition are Don Rush,  Associate

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This Sunday marks Earth Day. We take a look at how Maryland is dealing with environmental issues.

In the second half, we mark the upcoming Ward Foundation's 50th Anniversary  and get a preview of the festivities.


Alan Girard with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Tom Horton, noted environmental writer

Lora Bottinelli- Executive Director at Ward Museum, Salisbury University

Dr. Kent Kimmel, Chairman of the Ward Foundation Board of Directors

We do not hear the stories of others and the narratives that make up their lives.  The stories of the lives of minority youth who often face the juvenile justice system in Wicomico County can now be heard.

It's the product of BARS: Stories of the System, a Youth Perspective and the Fenix Youth Project.

A public screening of the digital stories created in the BARS Stories of the System, From A Youth Perspective project will take place at the

It has been fifty years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We hear from local leaders on their remembrances of that day and their thoughts on the future.

In the second half, poet Gerry LaFemina is on Salisbury University's campus as part of Salisbury's Poetry Week celebrations. He'll talk about his work and his latest collection, The Story of Ash.

Guests: Eddy Boyd, retired Professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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

Nigeria Embassy

Why do people leave home to serve and fight in the wars of other countries? Are they courageous heroes or courageous fools?  This is the question raised by Dr. Herb Howe in his scholarly paper on Swedish pilot Carl von Rosen. “Did Count von Rosen “Do the Right Thing” in Biafra?” 

On today's program, we talk with David Wheelan of the Talbot Spy about the development of his online publication. In the second half, Randolph George talks about his book, "Memoir of a Skipjack".

Guests: David Wheelan with the Talbot Spy

Randolph George, author of Memoir of a Skipjack

Salisbury University recently commemorated the 50th anniversary of what came to be known as the "Cambridge Uprising" on July 24th 1967.

Guests: Dr. Peter Levy- author of The Great Uprising: Race Riots in Urban America During the 1960s

Artura Jackson- Salisbury University Alumna, with the Maryland-National Capitol Park and Planning Commission

Lawrence MacMillan, Philadelphia Police Department Detective