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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Hal Wilson speaks with poet Luisa A. Igloria, author of 13 books including Juan Luna's Revolver and The Saints of the Streets.

The 2014 Salisbury University Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival

Guests:

Dr. Ernie Bond, Professor in the Seidel School of Education

Byran Collier, author and illustrator

Frane Lessac and Mark Greenwood, husband and wife publishing team

Poet Sue Ellen Thompson  and an original play- "Tea at Four"

The town of Berlin, MD has been named "America's Coolest Small Town" by Budget Travel. We speak with Gee Williams, Berlin's Mayor, to see what this town is doing right.

Next, Jeremy Cox stops by to highlight an upcoming series in the Salisbury Daily Times looking at the future  of Salisbury, MD.

Guests: Gee Williams, Mayor of Berlin, MD

Jeremy Cox, Salisbury City Reporter with the Daily Times.

Analysis on the recent allegations of CIA spying on the US Senate and a conversation with local author, Barbara Lockhart.

Guests: Salisbury University Professor Michael O'Loughlin

Barbara Lockhart, author of the novel, "Elizabeth's Field".

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The book is also available at the News Center in Easton, The Arts Center in Cambridge, and Mystery Loves Company Bookstore in St. Michaels.

We sit down with Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton to discuss the long-term pans for revitalizing downtown.

In the second half, an interview with author Sonia Sanchez, who recently visited Salisbury University's Campus

Hal Wilson chats with Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow the with Brookings Institution  and Director of the Brookings Intelligence Project. He is also the author of several books, including Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad.

A look at America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the life and works of Author Zora Neal Hurston.

Guests: Dr. Anthony Jenkins, VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Dr. Clara Small, Professor of History at Salisbury University

For the sweethearts, the sound of the Sweet Adelines .

Guests: Faith Flynn with the Ocean-Bay Chorus in Salisbury.

Gordon Bugby, a pianist who often plays for events at the Dorchester Center for the Arts

Shelly Abbot, who has had a full-time musical career since 1993

Taking a look at the adoption of Common Core standards in Maryland.

Guests: Jon Andes, instructor in the Education Specialties Department at Salisbury University

Kelly Stephensen, with the Wicomico Country Education Association

Betty Weller, President of the Maryland State Education Association

The impact and debate over the Phosphorus Management Tool

Guests: Kevin Anderson, Grain farmer from Princess Anne, Maryland

Drew Koslow, Biologist clean water advocate with the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy

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Jan 10, 2014

Homelessness on Delmarva

guests: Sisters Virginia Peckham and Marilyn Bouchard with the Joseph House.

John Clisbee with the Talbot Country Interfaith Shelter

Angela Byrd

This week, Harold Wilson sits down with members of the Community Players of Salisbury. In the second half, we hear a radio drama, "The Day Starts at Night", written exclusively for Delmarva Public Radio by Sonia Taitz, author of "The Watchmaker's Daughter".

NOTE: Due to a power outage, we were unable to broadcast this program on air. We plan to re-schedule it on a later date.

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

Autism

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

AARP

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

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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.

Guests:

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

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