Delmarva Today

How are area churches responding to the increasing acceptance of same-sex marriage?

Guests:

Rev. Barbara Anne Fisher- Deacon at St. Alban's Episcopal Church

Ed Moore, a member of Asbury United Methodist Church

Note: On October 22, several panelists will discuss issues of the LGTBQ community.12:15 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Asbury Church with light refreshments served.

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Kirkland Hall has been a prominent activist and former president of the NAACP in Somerset County. Now, he has decided to challenge two term incumbent Republican Charles Otto of the 38A District seat in Maryland's House of Delegates.

In the second half, we discusses to meaning and implications of "fake news"

Guests: Kirkland Hall, candidate for 38A District seat in Maryland's House of Delegates

Jeremy Cox, reporter with the Salisbury Daily Times

The September edition of Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition features a discussion of The Broadkill Review, one of the significant ​literary journals published in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  In addition to its normal non-fiction, poetry, fiction and book review offerings, this issue explores a fiction genre called “speculative fiction.” If this is a new literary term for you, as it was for us, listen in and hear the Review’s Managing Editor Scott Whitaker talk about the broad nature of this genre.

In the first half of today's program, Maryland State Senator Jim Matthias visits to talk about  hurricane relief efforts, health care and energy policy.

In second half, we bring you audio from the recent Shore Craft Beer Summit.

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Sixteen years since the attacks on 911, we look back on that day to explore what we have learned and how the nation has changed.

Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Muqtedar Khan, Professor at the University of Delaware

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week that the administration would be phasing out the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals over the next six months. We get local reaction in today's program.

In the second half, we welcome the return of the Berlin Fiddlers' Convention in Berlin, MD.

Guests: Tim Dunn, Professor of Sociology at Salisbury University

Nate Clendenen, organizer of the 2017 Berlin Fiddler's Convention

On this week’s Delmarva Today, architecture…perhaps one of the most visible and yet unheralded professions in America, if not the world. Dana Whitehair speaks with four award-winning architects from the American Institute of Architecture’s Delaware chapter about the profession, its importance in society, it’s development, and its future.

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

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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.

Guests:

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.

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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.

Guests:

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

How does the United State's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement affect the health of the Chesapeake Bay? In the second half, our political panel reacts to the recent events in Washington regarding James Comey.

Guests:

Michael O'Loughlin, Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Dr. John Bartkovich,  former chair of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee

Mike Pretl- with the Wicomico County Democratic Club

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Mike Pullen, a career lawyer in Talbot Country, could be a new potential challenger to Maryland Congressman Andy Harris. In the second half, Greg Bassett discusses new tax rates in Salisbury.

Guests: Mike Pullen, with Talbot Rising

Greg Bassett, Editor of the Salisbury Independent

Angela Byrd

The May edition of Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition features a discussion of literature produced in authoritarian societies. Hal Wilson's guests are Don Rush, news director for Delmarva Public Radio; Dr. Adam Wood, Department Chair and Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University; Dr. James King, Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University; and my daughter, Dr. Lee Slater, Senior Lecturer of World Cultural Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

With the Delmarvalous Festival coming May 20th 2017 , we look at the history of decoy carving on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

In the second half, Mary Angela Baker stops by to talk about Salisbury University's Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning.

Guests: Lora Bottinelli, Executive Director of the Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art

David Bennet Scott and Rich Smoker, waterfowl carvers

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Our continuing series looking at local politics in the age of President Trump.

Guests- Shawn Bradley- President of the Wicomico County Republican Club

Michelle Bradley- with the Wicomico Women Republican Club

Mike Pretl- with the Wicomico County Democratic Club

Michael O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Political Science Club.

On the first half of today's program, we look at recent protest against the Trump Administration's stance on immigration.

In the second half, we look  at the state of Progressive politics.

Guests:

Pastor Gregg Knepp, St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Leila Borrero Krouse , CATA

Tim Dunn, professor of Sociology, Salisbury University

Veronica Martinez, former student

Angela Byrd

The April edition of Delmarva Today focuses on politics and literature. To begin the discussion of politics and literature, Harold Wilson’s guests are Don Rush, news director for Delmarva Public Radio; and Dr. Adam Wood, Department Chair and Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University.  Politics is currently in the air with the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency ending Saturday and the second and final round of the French election between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen on May 7.

In the first half, we celebrate the memory of Dr. Ernie Bond at this year's Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival, April 22, 2017.

In the second half, we mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Guests:

Dr. Patricia Dean, Early Childhood Education Program Director, Teacher Education at Salisbury University

On today's program, we look ahead to Earth Day and concerns about a proposal to cut Bay restoration funds from the budget.

In the second half, Mary Angela Baker stops by to talk about Salisbury University's Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning.

Guests:

Chris Bason- Executive Director of the Delaware Centre for Inland Bays

Alan Girard- Eastern  Shore Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

On today's program, we look back at the legacy of Dr. Ernie Bond and the significance of early childhood literacy. In the second half, we explore the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor's Center and the life of Harriet Tubman herself.

Guests: Andrea Berstler- Executive Director of the Wicomico County Public Library System

Ruth Malone- Director of Curriculum and Professional Development with the Wicomico Public Schools

Dave Hanlin- headed up a literary task force in Hagerstown

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Today, a conversation with poet and Shakespearean actor James Keegan about King Leer and madness.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, The Delmarva Review is excited to announce a commemorative writing contest: Chesapeake Voices, a celebration of the history, land, people, and mythology of the Chesapeake Bay.

On today's program, Delmarva Public Radio General Manager Dana Whitehair and Programming and Operations Director Chris Ranck discuss the results of the 2017 Delmarva Public Radio Winter Survey and the future of Delmarva Public Radio.

you can view and download a .pdf copy of the Survey Results here.

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In the first segment of today's program, we look at a  Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture exhibit  showcasing the unique schools that rose under the initiative of Julius Rosenwald and highlighting African American Education on the Eastern Shore.

In the second half, we look at the current state of the Women's Movement and ponder the future.

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