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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Harold Wilson’s guest is Melissa Reddish, author and professor of English as well as Director of the Honors Program at War-Wic Community College in Salisbury. Melissa will discuss her latest book of short stories My Father is an Angry Storm Cloud. Reddish uses fantasy in her stories to peel back the veneer of normalcy covering her characters’ ordinary life. Exposed is a numbing sense of detachment and feeling of irrelevance. At the same time, Reddish offers new avenues of hope in her characters’ closed world.

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We look at the history of black baseball teams on the Eastern Shore and we examine the role of military intelligence in the battle of Gettysburg.

Guests: Kirkland Hall, Craig Mathias, and Clem Jordon

Thomas J Ryan, author of "Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign".

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Over the last 25 years, Wicomico County has lost one out of three manufacturing jobs. Is there anything that can bring them back?

In the second half, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot drops by to discuss tax-free week in Maryland, the role of casinos in our economy, and more.

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How Delmarva's poultry growers are preparing for the growing threat of avian flu. In the second half, a novel that celebrates the traditions and struggles of the watermen.

Guests: Bill Satterfield- Director of Delmarva Poultry Industry Incorporated

Dr. Jo Chapman, Assistant State Veterinarian at the Maryland Department of Agriculture

Lee Richardson and Bill Brown- poultry growers

Angela Byrd

Hal Wilson interviews  Linda Blaskey, a member of Coastal Writers, about the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize, of which she is coordinator, and about her duties as poetry editor and interview editor for The Broadkill Review. After a discussion of the history and purpose of Coastal Writers, three of their members, Liz Dolan, Irene Fick and Margaret Foster will read and discuss their work..

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A chat with Susan McCarty,  Assistant Professor of English at Salisbury University  and author of the short story collection, Anatomies.

In the second half, we rebroadcast a look at the growing Heroin problem on the Eastern Shore.

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In the first half of today's program, we look at plans for a large-scale industrial chicken operation in Somerset County and the possible long term impacts on health and property.

In the second half, we chat with Salisbury Mayoral candidate Jake Day.

Guests: Kathy Phillips- Executive Director of the Assateague Coastal Trust

Bill Brown- Poultry Extension Agent at the University of Delaware

On today's program, we discuss political candidates, both national and local.

Mike Pretl, with the Wicomico County Democratic County

Dr. John Bartcovich

and Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin

Have you ever wondered if you could apply for a Fulbright Scholarship?  Kara Dahl Russell interviews Fulbright Ambassador, Dr. Brian Polkinghorn and Dr. Kristen Watson, Director of SU’s Nationally Competitive Fellowships Office.   They discuss the history and purpose of Fullbright Scholarships, and how to find out more about various ways you can become a Fullbright Scholar.   

Today, Hal Wilson speaks with Adam Tavel , local poet and associate professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College about his new book, Plash and Levitation.

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At the end of this month, the new phosphorus management tools are set to be in place. We'll find out what is in store for the Eastern Shore.

In the second half, we get some local reaction to the Rachel Dolezal affair, the woman who passed herself off as African American  while head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP.

Guests:

Doug Meyers, scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Royden Powell, Maryland Dept. of Agriculture Asst. Secretary

Kevin Anderson, President of the Maryland Grain Producers

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It has been seven years since the Great Recession began. What does the future hold for Salisbury, Maryland in its aftermath?

Guests: Joey Gilkerson and Brad Gillis, advisors with Sperry Van Ness and are also behind the Headquarters Live venue.

Bill Ahtes, longtime businessman.

Today,  we explore the  health of the bay horseshoe crab population. In the second half, we look at the history and recent expansion of the Rehoboth  Art League.

Guests: Sally Boswell- Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

Dr. Dennis Bartow, Schoolyard Habitat Coordinator for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

Shelia Bravo, Executive Director of the Rehoboth Art League.

How writers, comedians, and spoken-word artists are forging a new cultural future in Rwanda.

Guests: Lee Slater, Senior Lecturer of Foreign Languages & Literatures at Old Dominion University

Herb Howe, Assistant Professor of African Studies at Georgetown University and author of "Ambiguous Order: Military Forces in African States".

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We look at the growing craft beer movement on Delmarva, including the history of local brew and a new organization promoting the tasty stuff.

Guests:

Anne McGinnis Hillyer- CEO of Sate Ventures, which runs shorecraftbeer.com

Tony Russo, author of Eastern Shore Beer: The Heady History of Chesapeake Brewing

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Allied forces confronting the atrocities of the Holocaust. We take a look back at that period and how it impacted the world.

In the second half, Rick Pearlstein, author of "Nixon’s Fall, Reagan’s Rise",  stops by to discuss the upcoming election season.

Guests: Maarten Pereboom, Dean of Salisbury University's Fulton School of Liberal Arts

Leslie Yarmo,  costume designer for Salisbury University's Theater and Dance Department.

In the first half of today's program, we get reactions to the recent events In Baltimore from a group of Salisbury University students.

In the second half, we look at the growing heroin problem in Somerset County.

Guests:

Coye Gerald - Salisbury University junior from Prince George's County
Ruth Taleno - Salisbury University junior from Baltimore County

Autumn Moore- Salisbury University junior from Prince George's County

and Emmanuel Mones, Salisbury University freshman

Winning entries from the 2014 Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest were published in The Boardwalk. Edit | Remove

Nancy Sakaduski, founder of Cat and Mouse Press, stops is to discuss "The Boardwalk" the second publication from the Rehoboth Beach Reads short Story Contest.

Keith Phillips reads his short story, "The Watch" from the book.

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On today's program, we speak with two important and interesting women. Mitzi Perdue discusses her recent book, "Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Business & Life Lessons from Frank Perdue".

On today's program, we highlight a few of the authors visiting Salisbury University as part of the 2015 Children's and Young Adult Festival.

Guests:

Dr. Ernie Bond, Ph.D.- Professor in Salisbury University's Seidel School of Education specializing in children's and young adult literature.

On today's Program, reporter Jeremy Cox from the Salisbury Daily Times stops by to discuss his recent series of articles about income  inequality on the Eastern Shore.

Guests, Jeremy Cox

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Note: Today's program in shorter than usual due to our membership drive. If you would like to help support this station, please call 410-543-6895 or click the red donate button at the top of this page.

Angela Byrd

Harold Wilson's guest this month is poet John A. Nieves, an assistant professor in the English Department at Salisbury University. Professor Nieves discusses his recently published book of poems, Curio. In addition to Dr. Nieves, the program features three students from the University who read and discuss their work: Maxi Garte writes fiction, Emmanuel Flores is a poet, and Tyler Tennant is an essayist.

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On today's program, Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton stops by to talk about the possibility of an elected school board, the recent  Wicomico County Council Elections, and his recent State of the City address.

In the second half, Salisbury University Political Science Professor Dr. Michael O'Loughlin discusses Maryland politics, including the legacy of Barbara Mikulski and a possible Presidential run by for Gov. Martin O'Malley

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In the first half of today's program, we discuss the public reaction to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's proposed plan for offshore drilling in Atlantic coast waters.

In the second half, Dr. John Fredrickson, Superintendent of   Wicomico County Public Schools stops by talk about education spending, testing, and school construction proposals.

Guests:

Matt Heim, Assateague Coastal Trust Outreach Coordinator

Dr. John Fredrickson, Superintendent of   Wicomico County Public Schools

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With  competing Phosphorus Management Tool  legislation introduced by both Md. Governor Larry Hogan and Md. State Senator Paul Pinksy, a battle is brewing in Annapolis. In the second half, we visit with newly elected Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver.

Guests:

Alan Girard with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Charlie Wright, President of the Wicomico Country Farm Bureau

Bob Culver, Wicomico Country Executive

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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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.

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

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

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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