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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The Trump Administration has decided that Haitians will no longer be eligible  for the H-2A and H-2b guest worker programs. We get local reaction.

In the second half, we gauge opposition to the Trump Administration plans to open up coastal waters to offshore drilling.

Guests: Habacuc Petion, General Manager of WRBY-LP 100.5FM , a lpfm radio station broadcasting in creole

Matt Heim, with the Assateague Coastal Trust

In the first half of today's program, we look at how the new tax cuts will affects Maryland taxpayers. In the second half, we look at how oyster gardening may revitalize the Chesapeake Bay area waterways.

Guests:

Benjamin Orr, Executive Director of the Maryland Center on Economic Policy

Bob Collins, Program Manager with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

Ab Ream, volunteer at the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

The program is in two parts The first segment is a discussion of The Eastern Shore Writer’s Association and their premier event The Bay to Ocean Writer’s Conference, known popularly as the BTO with guests Ron Sauder, President of the Association and Loriann Oberlin, Chairperson of the BTO Planning Committee.

The second segment of the program is an encore presentation of the Christmas drama, “The Princess of the Garonne.” The play is set in the South of France, and features actors from the Community Players of Salisbury.

In the first half, Michelle Hughes of the Life Crisis Center speakers about the recent rash of sexual harassment cases against public figures.  In the second half, Wendy Clarke tell us about her new novel, Still Water Bending.

Guests: Michelle Hughes with the Life Crisis Center

Wendy Clarke, author of Still Water Bending

Local columnist Brice Stump has a new book, Working Skipjacks of Deal Island.  In the second half, the battle over pharmaceutical drug pricing has come to Maryland.

Guests: Brice Stump, author of Working Skipjacks of Deal Island

Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias

Vincent DeMarco, President of Maryland Citizen's Health Initiative

Tammy Bresnahan with the AARP

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A look back at President Trump's first year in office.

Guests:

Mike Pretl- with the Wicomico County Democratic Club

Mark Edney with the Wicomico Republican Central Committee

The tenth edition of the Delmarva Review was published in early November and Hal Wilson’s guests on Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition are Wilson Wyatt, the chairman of the Review and Anne Colwell, the Review’s poetry editor. The program is in two parts. In the first segment Hal talk about the Delmarva Review with his guests and in the second segment they present a dramatic adaptation of the short story “The Church” by Philip Barbara.

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Salisbury City Council President Jack Heath is running for Wicomico County Executive, challenging Bob Culver.  In the second half, Pastor James Barnes  with the Christian Shelter in Salisbury reminds us what it is like to be homeless during the holidays.

Guests: Jack Heath, Salisbury City Council President

Pastor James Barnes  with the Christian Shelter in Salisbury

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The first crop of medical marijuana on the Lower Shore is coming soon and a blue wave has hit the Republican Party in Virginia.

Guests: Tim McGivern, a partner with Shore Natural RX

Dr. Mitchell Gittelman, who has been certified to write recommendations for his patients to use medical marijuana.

Stephan Farnsworth, Professor at the University of Mary Washington.

Michael O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Political Science Professor

A recent survey of 2,200 part-time and full-time female employees between the ages of 18 and 34 found that 1 out of 3 said she had been sexually harassed at work.  We get local reaction the the problem.

In the second half, we sort out the latest developments with the Trump administration.

Guests: Dee Copland with the Life Crisis Center of the Eastern Shore

Michael O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Political Science Professor

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