Delmarva Today

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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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A look at the recent activity in Iowa.

Guests:

Dr. Michael O’Loughlin, chair of Salisbury University’s Political Science Department 

Will Marshall- President of the Progressive Policy Institute

Delmarva Today 12-30-2011

Jan 3, 2012

A look back in the year in politics.

Guests:

Mike Pretl with the Wicomico County Democrats

John Barkovitch, former chair of the Wicomico County Republicans

As winter approaches, the news on the homeless is profound.

The new figures from the National Center on Family Homelessness found that 1 out of every 45 children in the country are without a home.  The majority of those children at 7 years or younger.

Guests:

Jim Barnes- administrator at the Christian Shelter

Sister Connie Ladd at The Joseph House

For decades, the Salisbury City Council has been divided into two electoral districts. One is a minority majority district and the other is an at-large district that selects the other four members of the council.

But that could change under redistricting proposals presented by Mayor Jim Ireton.

Guests:

Salisbury City Council Member Shanie Shields, who represents the minority-minority district.

Former Salisbury Mayor Barrie Tilghman.

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For decades, the Salisbury City Council has been divided into two electoral districts. One is a minority majority district and the other is an at-large district that selects the other four members of the council.

But that could change under redistricting proposals presented by Mayor Jim Ireton.

Guests:

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton

Salisbury Council President Terry Cohen

The following links courtesy the City of Salisbury Official Website

Affairs of the heart and the consequences of war-

 

They're all part of this year's edition of the Delmarva Review.

 

Guests:

Wilson Wyatt, Chair of the Delmarva Review Editorial Board

Anne Colwell, award winning poet and English instructor at the University of Delaware

Ian Baird, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction.

 

Dr. Rosemary Thomas, vice president of University Advancement and executive director of the SU Foundation,Dr. James Hatley, a professor in the Philosophy Department,Timothy Kane, an SU alumnus,Gail Phillips, Social Work Department

The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival returns this year from November 9th through the 13th.

As we do every year, we take a look at the Festival and highlight some of the films.

 

Guest:

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival Director Joe Belancio

In October 1933, George Armwood was lynched in Princess Anne, Maryland. This October marks the 78th anniversary of his death and the 100th anniversary of his birth.

While perhaps two thousand residents witnessed the event, it went almost unreported on the Eastern Shore while at the same time making national news.

The United States has 5% of the world's population...but almost a quarter of the world's prison population.

 

With continuing economic uncertainty, those inmates leving prison face an uncertain future.

 

Guests: Bishop Leon J. Wilson and members of his staff, Dorothy Wilson, Jack Gibbs, Keith Graham and Mary Pender.

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered that the Chesapeake Bay go on what's called a "pollution diet".  

 

Maryland counties have been charged with developing a Water Implementation Plan . They have until November 18th to submit a draft of their plans to the Maryland Dept. of the Environment.

 

Meanwhile, the EPA's plans have also drawn opposition with a lawsuit filled by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

 

Guests:

Alan Girard- Senior Land Use Policy Manager at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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