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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June is LGBT Pride month. We get some local perspective on  what the world looks like for the LGBT community. In the second half, Allison Galbraith steps forth as a potential challenger to Maryland Congressman Andy Harris.

Guests: Dr. Michele Schlehofer- Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Salisbury University

Dr. Diane Illig, Chair of the Sociology Department at Salisbury University

Steve Elkins- Executive Director of Camp Rehoboth

How does the United State's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement affect the health of the Chesapeake Bay? In the second half, our political panel reacts to the recent events in Washington regarding James Comey.

Guests:

Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

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

Mike Pretl- with the Wicomico County Democratic Club

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Mike Pullen, a career lawyer in Talbot Country, could be a new potential challenger to Maryland Congressman Andy Harris. In the second half, Greg Bassett discusses new tax rates in Salisbury.

Guests: Mike Pullen, with Talbot Rising

Greg Bassett, Editor of the Salisbury Independent

Angela Byrd

The May edition of Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition features a discussion of literature produced in authoritarian societies. Hal Wilson's guests are Don Rush, news director for Delmarva Public Radio; Dr. Adam Wood, Department Chair and Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University; Dr. James King, Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University; and my daughter, Dr. Lee Slater, Senior Lecturer of World Cultural Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

With the Delmarvalous Festival coming May 20th 2017 , we look at the history of decoy carving on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

In the second half, Mary Angela Baker stops by to talk about Salisbury University's Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning.

Guests: Lora Bottinelli, Executive Director of the Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art

David Bennet Scott and Rich Smoker, waterfowl carvers

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Our continuing series looking at local politics in the age of President Trump.

Guests- Shawn Bradley- President of the Wicomico County Republican Club

Michelle Bradley- with the Wicomico Women Republican Club

Mike Pretl- with the Wicomico County Democratic Club

Michael O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Political Science Club.

On the first half of today's program, we look at recent protest against the Trump Administration's stance on immigration.

In the second half, we look  at the state of Progressive politics.

Guests:

Pastor Gregg Knepp, St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Leila Borrero Krouse , CATA

Tim Dunn, professor of Sociology, Salisbury University

Veronica Martinez, former student

Angela Byrd

The April edition of Delmarva Today focuses on politics and literature. To begin the discussion of politics and literature, Harold Wilson’s guests are Don Rush, news director for Delmarva Public Radio; and Dr. Adam Wood, Department Chair and Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University.  Politics is currently in the air with the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency ending Saturday and the second and final round of the French election between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen on May 7.

On today's program, we look ahead to Earth Day and concerns about a proposal to cut Bay restoration funds from the budget.

In the second half, Mary Angela Baker stops by to talk about Salisbury University's Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning.

Guests:

Chris Bason- Executive Director of the Delaware Centre for Inland Bays

Alan Girard- Eastern  Shore Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

On today's program, we look back at the legacy of Dr. Ernie Bond and the significance of early childhood literacy. In the second half, we explore the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor's Center and the life of Harriet Tubman herself.

Guests: Andrea Berstler- Executive Director of the Wicomico County Public Library System

Ruth Malone- Director of Curriculum and Professional Development with the Wicomico Public Schools

Dave Hanlin- headed up a literary task force in Hagerstown

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Today, a conversation with poet and Shakespearean actor James Keegan about King Leer and madness.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, The Delmarva Review is excited to announce a commemorative writing contest: Chesapeake Voices, a celebration of the history, land, people, and mythology of the Chesapeake Bay.

On today's program, Delmarva Public Radio General Manager Dana Whitehair and Programming and Operations Director Chris Ranck discuss the results of the 2017 Delmarva Public Radio Winter Survey and the future of Delmarva Public Radio.

you can view and download a .pdf copy of the Survey Results here.

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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

Angela Byrd

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

Don Rush

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