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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“Fair Warning,” a clever, film-noir-style drama set in contemporary Rehoboth Beach. The drama is an adaptation of a story of the same name written by Dennis Lawson and included in The Beach House, a collection of short stories set in and around the area.

The era of the old-fashioned radio drama will return on Delmarva Public Radio’s “Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition” on Friday, June 27th at 9 am featuring “Fair Warning,” a clever, film-noir-style drama set in contemporary Rehoboth Beach.

Plans for a new homeless shelter in Easton and a new way of thinking about downtown revitalization in Salisbury.

Guests: Jack Herrald, President of the Talbot County Interfaith Shelter

Julie Lowe, Executive Director of the Talbot County Interfaith Shelter

Dan Burden, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Walkable and Livable Communities Institute

Meet Salisbury's newest newspaper, the Salisbury Independent. In the second half, Wicomico County Health Officials tackle  a high STD rate.

Guests: Greg Bassett, Salisbury Independent General Manager and Editor

Dr. James Cockey Deputy Health Officer Wicomico County Health Department

Angela Byrd

This week, Hal Wilson chats with Dr. Mary Brinkmeyer with the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

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May 23, 2014

What does the future hold for the Class of 2014? Plus a look at Baseball played by 1864 rules in the Mid Atlantic Vintage Baseball League.

Guests: Dr. Rebecca Emery,Career Services Director at Salisbury University

SU student Austin Whitehead, a native of Salisbury who is interning at PricewaterhouseCooper in Baltimore

Chris Nicolo with the Arundel Excelsiors

Jim Oechsler with the Milford Excelsiors

Jeff Puglia with the Milford Excelsiors

Fred Fontz

Part two on our series looking at a controversial proposal for redistricting the City of Salisbury.

Guests: Terry Cohen and Tim Spies, Salisbury City Council Members

In the second half, a re-broadcast of an interview with Meredith Ramsey, author of "Community, Culture and Economic Development".

The Salisbury City Council looks at redistricting proposals with the  potential to change political power on the Crosswords of Delmarva. Also, we look at an effort to help seniors.

Guests: Salisbury City Vice Council Laura Mitchell

Shanie Shields, who represents the majority-minority district created in the 1980's.

and

Pam O'Brien with Partners in Care

Plans to turn a former Vlasic pickle factory into a chicken processing plant near Millsboro, DE could bring

700 jobs to the area, but it also brings controversy and opposition.

Next, the fate of the Great Bay Wind Project. A measure on MD Gov. O'Malley's desk might delay or even kill the project.

Guests:

Cindy Wilton and Jay Meyer, with Protecting our Indian River

Rob Arlett, former chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Sussex County Association of Realtors

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.

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