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.

You can now view most Delmarva Today programs on PAC-14.

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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.

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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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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".

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

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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

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

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

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.

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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.

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

Earl Dotter

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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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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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.

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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

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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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

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."

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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". 

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.

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Matthew Peters, Director of the The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center

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".

“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.

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.

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

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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