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Over the last year Americans have feared the coronavirus as it spread across the nation. But, there has also been a spate of mass shootings which has raised concerns about gun violence. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Rebecca Edwards, a Safewise Security Expert, about what the 2021 State of Safety Survey found about the fears that Americans have.

Don Rush

On Saturday hundreds marched on Juneteenth Day calling for the removal of the Confederate Statue "The Talbot Boys" from the courthouse lawn in Easton. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush reports that while they celebrate such symbolic achievement as a holiday more substantive issues such as voting rights legislation languish in the Senate. 

Steve Plotkin

This weekend Ocean City will be holding its annual air show complete with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Delmarva Public Media's Steve Plotkin has this preview.

Lauryn Gray

Video's of Ocean City police officers subduing teenagers last weekend have raised concerns by top Maryland state officials. Indeed, the NAACP has called for an investigation by the state Attorrney General into the incidents. Delmarva Public Media's Essayist and Salisbury University Professor Emeritus Michael O'Loughlin considers the videos in light of many others that have surfaced around the country.

Wilson’s guest is Karen Speakman, the Executive Director of NCALL a nonprofit community development organization based in Dover, Delaware. NCALL is dedicated to strengthening communities on the Delmarva through housing support and development assistance for local organizations, and lending services to bridge financial gaps for the community development sector. In addition, the organization offers finance and homeowner education for individuals in Delaware. Technical assistance services are also provided self-help housing organizations in the Northeast Region of the US.

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