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This month will be the second time Muslims observe Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Muqtedar Khan, professor and founder of the Islamic Studies Program at the Unversity of Delaware, about this time of spiritual reflection as the nation moves ahead with its vaccination program.

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It might not seem logical, but many are being hit by scams that involve gift cards. AARP reports that one in three adults say they or someone they know has been asked to purchase a gift card to pay a bill or some other obligation. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Kathy Stokes, director of AARP's Fraud Prevention Programs, about a surge in gift card scams.

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Salisbury celebrated Poetry Week featuring awarding Chris Salerno. Host Don Rush talks with him about his upcoming collection of poems entitled "The Man Grave" which focuses on the world of masculinity.

In the second part Rush talks with Julie DiCaro, about her new book, "Sidelined: Sports, Culture and Being a Woman in America" which explores not only the difficulties for women in the field but some of the vicious harassment they face.

Hal Wilson's guest on this week's Delmarva Today is Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, author of Sleepovers. Sleepovers is Phillips first book. It is a compendium of short stories and won the C.Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize. Stories from it have appeared in The Paris Review and The Oxford American.

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Baseball season is underway and football is not too far behind. And, there will be many sportscasters analyzing the games. But, there will be few women in the booth. Julie DiCaro, a sports writer for Deadspin and a former sportscaster, has written a new book entitled, "Sidelined: Sports, Culture and Being a Woman in America". She describes a culture that has often seen hostility and obscene online harrassment. The full interview will be heard on Delmarva Today at 9 a.m. on WSDL 90.7 FM.

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