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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In the first half of today's program, we explore the tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran.  In the second half,  Mindie Burgoyne drops by to share some stories of Delmarva's haunted places.

Guests: Keyvan Aarabi- who has taught history at Wor-ic Community College and UMES.

Muqtedar Kahn, professor at the University of Deleware.

Mindie Burgoyne- Author of Haunted Eastern Shore

A special Christmas and Holiday edition of Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition

The experience of African American students on  Salisbury University's campus and the plight of homeless children on Delmarva. 

Guests:

Matthew Jackson, senior at Salisbury University, member of the Black Student Union

Randy Redard, homeless liaison for the Cape Henlopen School District

Gretchen Hanson, owner of Hobos Restaurant

Alexandra Atsisdis, senior at Cape Henlopen High School

Alyssa Titus, Development Director for the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation

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The first half-hour of the broadcast celebrates the new edition of The Delmarva Review (Vol. 8). Harold O. Wilson’s guests are Wilson Wyatt, executive editor of the Review, poet Wendy Mitman Clark, fiction writer Jamie Brown and nonfiction editor of the review George Merrill.

We explore three challenging issues on today's program. First, we get local reaction and commentary on the House of Representative's  vote to suspend allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the country. Next, we talk to some Salisbury University students to get their perspective on the events at America's college campuses. Finally, we look at how Delmarva's homeless population deals with the coming holiday season.

Guests:

Dr. Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

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In the first half of today's program, we look back thirty years to the origins  of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and the future of Classical Music.

In the second half, we sit down with Salisbury Mayor-Elect Jake Day to discuss his hopes for the new Salisbury City Council and the future of Salisbury, Maryland.

Guests: Dr. Thomas Elliot, former Chairman of Salisbury University's Music Dept.

Dr. Jeffery Schoyen, Cellist and conductor of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra

Jake Day- Mayor-Elect of Salisbury, Maryland.

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The elections results are in and the political landscape  has changed. We'll explore what it means for the future of Salisbury, Maryland.

In the second half, as Confederate flags and symbols begin to disappear, we look at the history of the flag and what it means in culture today.

Guests: Greg Bassett, General Manager and Editor of the Salisbury Independent.

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Our guests this week  will be two very popular authors and writing instructors  Lynn Auld Schwartz and Laura Oliver. Both are instructors at the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference and both are mentors and writing workshop instructors at St. John’s College in Annapolis. They will offer essential tips for major elements of the writing craft.

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November's Salisbury City Council elections will, for the first time, feature five individual districts. Today, we look at the District 2 Race.

In the first half of today's program, we preview the 2015 Rehoboth Beach Film Festival, which runs November 7-15th.

Guests:

Joe Bilancio, RB Film Festival Program Director

Marvin Ames, Salisbury City Council District 2 Candidate

Keyvan Aarabi, Salisbury City Council District 2 Incumbent Candidate

Don Rush

November's Salisbury City Council elections will, for the first time, feature five individual districts. Today, we look at the District 3 Race.

Guests:

Jack Heath, Salisbury City Council District 3 Candidate

Tim Spies, Salisbury City Council District 3 Incumbent Candidate

Kevin Lindsay Salisbury City Council District 3 Candidate

Don Rush

November's Salisbury City Council elections will, for the first time, feature five individual districts.  We look at the race in District 1 between Shanie Shields Sarah Halcott and Aprl Jackson.   April Jackson was invited to attend our taping but failed to appear.

Guests: Salisbury City Council District 1 Incumbent Shanie Shields

Salisbury City Council District 1 Candidate Sarah Halcott

Don Rush

November's Salisbury City Council elections will, for the first time, feature five individual districts.  We look at the race in District 4 between current Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton and his challenger, Roger Mazzulo.

Guests: Jim Ireton, running for Salisbury City Council in District 4

Roger Mazzulo, running for Salisbury City Council in District 4

Greg Basset, Editor and General Manager of the Salisbury Independent

Immigration is the topic of Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition, particularly language as an important aspect of human integration. Host Harold Wilson's guests are Jane Elkin, author of World Class: Poems Inspired by the ELS Classroom, and an English as a Second Language instructor at Anne Arundel Community College; Loubna Sobban, a recent emegre from France; and Sonia Lara who came to the U.S. from Venezuela. Loubna Sobban was born to Moroccan parents.

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On the first half of today's program, we note the 100th year anniversary of the founding of Beebe Medical Center.

In the second half, we hear some personal stories of how heroin addiction affects lives.

Guests: Jan McCarty- 100th Beebe Medical Center anniversary Co-Chair

Christine Moore, 100th Beebe Medical Center anniversary Co-Chair

Leanne Silicato, 100th Beebe Medical Center anniversary Coordinator

Lynn Wilkins, history Co-Chair

Dr. James

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A look back at September 11, 2001. In the second half, Former Salisbury Mayor Barrie Tilghman reflects on her time in office and current Salisbury City politics.

Guests: Former Eastern Shore Congressman Wayne Gilchrest

Dr. Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Former Salisbury City Mayor Barrie Tilghman

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton reflects on his timein office in the first half of today's program. In the second half, we look at the upcoming Maryland Stem Festival

Guests : Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton

Phil Rogofsky- on the Maryland Stem Festival Steering Committee

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

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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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