Chris Ranck

Assoc. Director- Program and Operations Services

Chris Ranck is Delmarva Public Radio's Executive Producer,  Program Director  and  Automation Engineer.

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The 2017-2018 season of Saturday matinee broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera comes to a close this weekend with Gounod's Romeo et Juliette. Tune in this Saturday, May 5th,  at 1PM on WSCL, 89.5.

Angela Byrd

Harold Wilson’s guests on today’s Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition are Don Rush,  Associate

Salisbury University website

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of April 23rd, 2018

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This Sunday marks Earth Day. We take a look at how Maryland is dealing with environmental issues.

In the second half, we mark the upcoming Ward Foundation's 50th Anniversary  and get a preview of the festivities.

Guests:

Alan Girard with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Tom Horton, noted environmental writer

Lora Bottinelli- Executive Director at Ward Museum, Salisbury University

Dr. Kent Kimmel, Chairman of the Ward Foundation Board of Directors

We do not hear the stories of others and the narratives that make up their lives.  The stories of the lives of minority youth who often face the juvenile justice system in Wicomico County can now be heard.

It's the product of BARS: Stories of the System, a Youth Perspective and the Fenix Youth Project.

A public screening of the digital stories created in the BARS Stories of the System, From A Youth Perspective project will take place at the

Salisbury University website

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of April 16th, 2018

It has been fifty years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We hear from local leaders on their remembrances of that day and their thoughts on the future.

In the second half, poet Gerry LaFemina is on Salisbury University's campus as part of Salisbury's Poetry Week celebrations. He'll talk about his work and his latest collection, The Story of Ash.

Guests: Eddy Boyd, retired Professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Charlotte King,  Chair of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice

On April 3rd Delmarva Public Radio is participating in Salisbury University’s Giving day! All designations to DPR will be matched up to $100!

DPR will be using the money raised to help us get a student intern at the station!

Salisbury University website

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of April 9th, 2018

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Why do people leave home to serve and fight in the wars of other countries? Are they courageous heroes or courageous fools?  This is the question raised by Dr. Herb Howe in his scholarly paper on Swedish pilot Carl von Rosen. “Did Count von Rosen “Do the Right Thing” in Biafra?” 

Join us this Friday  March 30th at Noon for a performance by Apollo's Fire of George Fredric Handel's oratorio "Israel in Egypt".  From plagues and pyramids to the crossing of the Red Sea, this gripping story comes to life with reverence and triumph.

Salisbury University website

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of April 2nd, 2018

On today's program, we talk with David Wheelan of the Talbot Spy about the development of his online publication. In the second half, Randolph George talks about his book, "Memoir of a Skipjack".

Guests: David Wheelan with the Talbot Spy

Randolph George, author of Memoir of a Skipjack

Salisbury University is scheduled to open at regular time on Thursday, March 22.

Liberal leave is in effect. Essential personnel must report. Non-essential personnel must notify their supervisors prior to the beginning of their regularly scheduled shift if they intend to use leave.

Those traveling should use caution, as roads may be slippery following overnight rain and snow coupled with temperatures at or below freezing.

Please monitor local media, and the SU website, Facebook and Twitter pages for any changes, including information on delays or closures.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for Wicomico County and surrounding areas from 6 a.m.-midnight Wednesday, March 21.

Although the campus is scheduled to remain open at this time, liberal leave is in effect for non-essential personnel on Wednesday. Personnel must notify their supervisors prior to the beginning of their regularly scheduled shift if they intend to use leave. Essential personnel must report.

Join us April 5th at 7PM for the return of the Cleveland Orchestra led by Franz Welser Most . 2018 marks the Cleveland Orchestra's Centennial Season and their 53rd season of radio broadcasts.

On Saturday, March 31st at noon, The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival returns  for another year. You'll hear old favourites as well as works by living composers commissioned for the festival.

Salisbury University website

Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of March 25th, 2018

A Kiss for Gertrude.

Salisbury University recently commemorated the 50th anniversary of what came to be known as the "Cambridge Uprising" on July 24th 1967.

Guests: Dr. Peter Levy- author of The Great Uprising: Race Riots in Urban America During the 1960s

Artura Jackson- Salisbury University Alumna, with the Maryland-National Capitol Park and Planning Commission

Lawrence MacMillan, Philadelphia Police Department Detective

There is a new documentary out called "The Sign" about a controversial historical marker in Salisbury, Maryland. The film will be shown at the upcoming Ocean City Film Festival.

Guests: Dan O'Hare, Executive Producer of he film

Torrez Wise, Director

What better than one Classical Music CD? How about three classical music CD's. Each group of three will include one CD from an artist or featuring a composer you will be sure to enjoy, one you should enjoy and one to challenge you.  Available as a thank you gift for a $75 donation. 

Selections will vary.

In the first half to today's program, we get a taste of some of the performers coming to the National Folk Festival here in Salisbury September 7-9, 2018.

In the second half, a new office is being opened by Mid-Shore Pro-Bono, which provides legal services for those who cannot afford a high priced lawyer.

Guests:

Caroline O'Hare, local manager of the National Folk Festival

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of March 5th, 2018

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Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition is on the road at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA this month to talk to Dr. Michael Allen and Mary-Carson Saunders Stiff. Dr. Allen is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Geography at the university and is a noted expert on climate change. Mary-Carson Saunders Stiff works for Wetlands Watch in Norfolk, VA as its Director of Policy. Ms. Stiff is an expert on sea-level rise. Our discussion focuses on methods to ameliorate the impact of climate change on human settlements.

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of February 26th, 2018

On today's program, a look at how the Trump administration's decision to pull back on climate change could impact our region.

In the second half, we look at a new proposed Arts & Entertainment District for the City of Crisfield, Maryland.

Guests:

Andrea McGimsey, with Environment America

Doug O'Malley, State Director of Environment New Jersey

Jennifer Merritt, who writes grants for the City of Crisfield

Robin Daniels, Art teacher at Carter G. Woodson Elementary School in Crisfield

The Craft Beer Legislation Roundtable is a discussion about the economic impact of local craft beer and why the current legislative discussions matter. This audio was recorded February 15, 2018 at Salisbury University's Art Galleries in downtown Salisbury, Maryland.

The moderator is Don Rush, Delmarva Public Radio's News Director.

Panelists:

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Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of February 19th, 2018

Business, politics, legislation, craft beer, and art...all in one convenient package. Can't beat that! DPR is covering the roundtable discussion on pending legislation in the Maryland legislature which could have an impact on Eastern Shore economics and tourism. No matter what your involvement, we encourage you to attend and be part of the discussion and debate...followed by (of all things) a craft beer tasting event!

https://shorecraftbeer.com/event/chamber-craft-beer-reception/

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