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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This week, Hal Wilson sits down with Joni Foster, author of "When Normal Blew Up".

Greg Bassett / Salisbury Independent

On this week's program, we get local reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Guests: Dr. Clara Small- Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University

Dai-Sha Berry-  local civil rights activist

Rev. Christopher Bullock - Canaan Baptist Church in Wilmington, DE

Peter Montgomery, Senior Fellow with People for the American Way

It's the 150th Anniversary of Wicomico County. We take a look at its origins and history.  Next, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art opens its  nature photo festival this weekend.

Guests: Jay Flemming, Award winning photographer

Shaina Atkins- Director of Special Events, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

Creston Long, Director of the Edward H. Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture

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On todays program, we get local reaction to the week's political news.


Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Shawn Bradley, with the Republican Party in Wicomico County

Mike Pretl- with the Wicomico County Democratic Club

Julie Brewington, with the Republican Central Committee in Wicomico County

Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition is in two parts this month. The first segment features a discussion of the book Beach Nights, the latest in the Rehoboth Beach Reads Series.

By Marriott News Center

With a popular sitting Republican Governor, particularly here on the Eastern Shore , what are the prospects for  Maryland Democrats? Kathleen Matthews, the current chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, gives us answers.

In the second half, Vincent DeMarco with Maryland Health Care For All to discuss the latest developments with the Affordable Care Act. 

Guests: Kathleen Matthews, the current chair of the Maryland Democratic Party

Vincent DeMarco with Maryland Health Care For All

Greg Bassett / Salisbury Independent

A historical marker for Confederate General John Henry Winder in downtown Salisbury has sparked petitions over whether it should be removed from country property. In the second half, the Wicomico County Executive is embroiled in controversy.


James Yamakawa, with Showing Up for Racial Justice Delmarva

Jonathan Taylor, with the Lower Eastern Shore News blog

Angela Byrd

he June edition of Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition features a discussion of dystopian literature as an imaginative reaction to repressive societies or the potential of authoritarian governments. It includes a discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale and how Republics devolve into autocratic states. My guests are Don Rush, News Director for Delmarva Public Radio, Dr. Adam Wood, Department Chair and Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University and Dr. T. Ross Leasure, Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University.

In 2018, the City of Salisbury, MD will be hosting the National Folk Festival. We talk about the Festival's rich history and what it means for our area. In the second half, a rebroadcast of our discussion regarding immigration.

Guests:  Julia Olin, Executive Director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts

Lora Bottinelli, executive director of Salisbury University’s Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

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