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It's that time again for Maryland Shop Tax Free Week. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot tells Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that residents should take advantage of the state foregoing the usual six percent sales tax especially as many of them prepare for the upcoming school year.

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The academic admissions scandal played out against a background of wealth and privilege. And, it's recounted in a new book entitled "Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit and the Making of the College Admissions Scandal" coauthored by Wall Street Journal reporters Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Levitz about the parents, the children and the prosecution. (Part 2)

My guest for Friday's Delmarva Today is  Luisa A. Igloria the newly appointed Poet Laureate of Virginia. I'll interview her tomorrow  morning on Zoom.  Luisa is the author of 14 books of poetry and 4 chapbooks. Originally from Baguio City in the Philippines, she now makes her home with her family in Virginia where she is Professor of Creative Writing and English at Old Dominion University. From 2009-2015, Luisa was also Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program .

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Don Rush speaks with Greg Basset of the Salisbury Independent about the passing of Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver.

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Most high school students must wait anxiously to find out if they have been accepted into their choice of university or college. But, some parents with enough money found a way to guarantee their admission. The end result was the biggest academic admissions scandal in the country. It's all recounted in a new book entitled, "Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit and the Making of the College Admissions Scandal". The book is authored by two Wall Street Journalists Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Levitz about how the scandal came about. (Part 1)

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