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The Central American Immigrant Journey to U.S.

With new actions by the Trump administration on political asylum claims by immigrants and the announced immigration raids over the weekend, Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with two undocumented immigrants who made it from Gruatemala to the U.S. In part 1, he explores why they come and the journey they took. Charito Calvachi-Mateyko provided reportorial and translation assistance for this story.

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Angela Byrd

This is the third in Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition’s three part series on truth. In the first the nature of truth was discussed and what it might mean to live in a post-truth era. The second program focused on truth in civil society and how cultures develop when truth is denigrated.  In today’s program, the focus is on truth and its relation to politics. Wilson’s guests are Don Rush, Adam Wood, and Michael O’Loughlin.  Don Rush is Associate Program Director- Sr.

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It’s expected to be a hot day on Delmarva.

WBOC reports that there is an excessive heat watch for Inland Sussex County both Kent counties and Queen Anne’s County.

Meanwhile, there is a heat advisory for the counties of Accomack, Dorchester, Inland Worcester, Somerset and Wicomico.

Cooling Stations

Cooling stations are now open on Delmarva as a result of the heat wave.

In Wicomico County, the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center is open as well as the MAC Senior Center for those over 50.

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Trump administration has tightened the asylum application process and warned of immigration raids as the battle over immigration heats up. In our finale segment, Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush looks at the impact of the journey on two Guatemalan immigrants who are now seeking asylum in this country. We have reportorial and translation assistance from Chartio Calvachi-Mateyko.


July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the first men to set foot on the moon. On the Virginia Eastern Shore what is now the Wallops Flight Facility was acquired in 1959 and helped develop some of the capsules for the iniatial manned space program. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with Keith Kohler with Wallops about the significance of the anniversary and the role of the facility.

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ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) - A chemical fire at a poultry plant in Virginia led the plant to be evacuated and locals warned to stay indoors.

News outlets report two tanks holding paracetic acid and sodium chloride caught fire Wednesday afternoon at Perdue Farms in Accomac. The tanks were near a fuel tank, which caused additional worries.

Accomack County Board of Supervisors Chairman Donald L. Hart Jr. says fighting the fire with water could have caused an explosion, so authorities allowed it to burn out.

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Beer Notes

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President Trump appears to have identified his newest American enemy — paper straws.

His reelection campaign is now selling reusable and recycled straws in their 2020 online store, and Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale blasted out the slurping non-soggy alternative in an email titled "Make Straws Great Again," a play on the president's famed slogan.

In his vast catalog of music, Radiohead's Thom Yorke has trembled like a broken man on his knees. He has screamed in tormented six-part harmony; he has manic-whispered diaries worth of existential fear. Still, he just can't shake the techno-dread. Most recently, that dread has manifested in Yorke's third solo project, ANIMA, released on June 27.

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