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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Angela Byrd

Hal Wilson chats with Sonia Taitz, author of The Watchmaker's Daughter.

The 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy and a look at the upcoming Bay to Ocean Writer's Conference.

Guests: Michael O'Loughlin, Professor of Political Science at SU

Dean Kotlowski, SU History Professor

Judy Reveal, past President of the Eastern Shore Writer's Association

Diane Marquette , Local mystery writer

The state of Delmarva's food banks and hunger on the Eastern shore. In the second half, we learn about Southern Gospel on the Eastern Shore

Guests: Celeste Savage, with HALO Ministry in Salisbury

Marilyn Neal, with the Salivation Army in Salisbury

Geldon Jones, Principal of East Salisbury Elementary School

and Bernard Ward, with The John Wesley United Methodist Church Men

Reactions to the elections of Govs. Chris Christie in NJ and Terry McAuliffe in VA.

Guests: Michael O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Political Science Professor

Dave Parker, Chair of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee

What's next for our  local Public Libraries and a preview of the 2013 Rehoboth Beach Film Festival.

Guests: Ed Goyda, Director of the Lewes Public Library

Andrea Berstler, Director of the Wicomico County Public Library

Tom Hehman, with the Somerset County Public Library

Joe Ballamcio, Rehoboth Beach Film Festival Program Director

A special Halloween edition this week, with author Mindy Burgoyne author of "Haunted Eastern Shore".

and a performance of W.W. Jacob's "The Monkey's Paw" with the Community Players of Salisbury.

Happy Halloween!

Note: This was recorded during our Fall Membership drive


Guests: Judi Cornette, speech and language Pathologist and Coordinator of Clinical Services at the Benedictine School

Bonnie Larrimore, a parent Educator for Parents Place of Maryland

Crystal Holmn, Executive Director Autism Chapter of the Eastern Shore

2nd half:

John Wesley Wright, coordinator of the voice and opera workshop programs at Salisbury University.

A chat with NPR's Jamie McIntyre during his visit to Salisbury University.

Salisbury University

By the end of this year,

Delmarva Public Radio will be moving out of Caruthers Hall and the building itself is set for demolition.

Today,  we discuss the history of this building and the people who worked and went to school here.

Guests: David Ranzan, Salisbury University Archivist

Ruth Bennet, former teacher

Jane Burt,  former student


Monday September 30th at 6:30PM on WSDL, 90.7

Join Don Rush for a special half hour with AARP National President, Rob Ramasco about the Affordable Care act and the futures of both Social Security and Medicare.

Hal Wilson speaks with his guests about the upcoming Sixth Edition of the Delmarva Review.

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Sep 27, 2013

Don Rush speaks with Jim Justus Nyamu, founder of the Elephant Neighbours Center in Kenya about his "Ivory Belongs to Elephants" walk.

Elephant Neighbours Center

Ivory Belongs to Elephants Walk

The Health Care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act open this month. What does that mean to the average citizen? Also, a federal program called the National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution is helping people through a program called ICanConnenct.

guests: Matt Celentano of Health Care for All

Mike Pretl- local lawyer and activist

Dr. Mark Edney- a local urologist

Heather Guy- who began losing her sight at age 14

Shannon Write- deal/blind rehabilitation specialist

Michelle Malinger

Don Rush visits Skipjack Captain Stoney Whitelock  at Scotts Cove Marina in Deal Island.

Angela Byrd

Harold Wilson interviews Lynn Schwartz, founder of the Writer's Wordhouse, which offers writing and creativity workshops.

Remembering the 1963 March on Washington and the  Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee issues a report.


George Wolley, who attended the 1963 March on Washington

John Mateyko, architect and environmental activist

The challenges facing higher education and a chat about classical music.

Guests: Dr. Diane Allen, Salisbury University Provost

Amy Morgan, Asst. Director of the Wye Conservatory of Music

The Farm Bill and the impact on conservation


Guests: Joan Kirby, President of the the Izaak Walton League, Mid-Shore Chapter

Calvin Yowell, Secretary-Treasurer of the Izaak Walton League Mid-Shore Chapter.

Meet Dana Whitehair, Delmarva Public Radio' s new General Manager.

Also, we talk with Matthew Peters, Director of the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center.

Angela Byrd

Guest Host Harold Wilson chats about the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize with Tina Raye Dayton, 2012 winner and Linda Blaskey, poetry prize coordinator.

The Broadkill Review

family photo

Local reactions to the  verdict in the trial State of Florida v. George Zimmerman

Guests: Salisbury City Council Member Shanie Shields

Orville Penn, community activist

Salisbury Rollergirls  

Meet the Salisbury Roller Girls!

Guests: Eva Paxton "Buster Skull"

Catlin Marvel "Marv E. Lust"

Carol DeMartin "Nitro Dame"

Guests: Peter Franchot, Comptroller of Maryland

and S.U. Professor of Political Science Michael O'Loughlin

Angela Byrd

Guest host Harold Wilson, President of the Eastern Shore Writer's Association, chats today with Ron Capps, a combat veteran of  Afghanistan and the founder and Director of the Veterans Writing Project.

"The Hill" , located in Easton, Maryland, could be the earliest African-American neighbourhood in the country.

Guest: Dale Green, Assistant Professor from Morgan State University

Debate about the Chesapeake Bay "pollution diet"

Guests: Chip MacLeod with the Maryland law firm, Funk and Bolton

Alan Girard, Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Developmental Disabilities

Guests:  Kelly Malone, community coordinator of the Benedictine School on the Eastern Shore.

Kim Gscheidel, Regional Director of the Eastern Shore Developmental Disabilities Administration Office

Lillian MacNeal, a parent of a child with special needs

Angela Byrd

Harold Wilson, president of the Eastern Shore Writer’s Association hosts a new program, “Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition” to be broadcast on the last Friday of every month. This week Wilson talks with Laura Oliver, author of “The Story Within” about what it takes to write a good memoir. And, answers the question, “Do you have to tell the truth?”

Harold Wilson, President of the Eastern Shore Writers Association discusses his short story, "Iced Tea".

Lyme Disease on the Eastern Shore


Marilyn B. Williams, Vice President, Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Pam Andrews, a founder of the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Anita Bains, Psychotherapist