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The new government dietary guidelines are coming in for some criticism from the American Insitute for Cancer Research. Specifically, the institute takes aim at the allowance for the consumption of alcohol, which it says is based on outdated gender assumptions. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Dr. Nigel Brockton, V.P. of Research at the insititute.

Delmarva Radio Theatre Presents “Departures.”

The radio drama “Departures” is adapted from a short story of the same name by Bohdan Dowhaluk  published in volume 13 of the Delmarva Review. In addition to the radio play, the program includes a short review of the history of radio theatre and an interview with Mr. Dowhaluk.  The drama was produced on Zoom and features actors with The Community Players of Salisbury. The story is about an aging professor seeking to find himself, and his encounter with a fiery redhead in a hotel room. Their relationship is both humorous and tragic.

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The storming of the Capitol Building has shaken law enforcement and security agencies as they prepare for the upcoming inauguration. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with former FBI assistant director of counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, author of new book, "The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau's Code of Execellence", about the issues now facing authorities in the wake of last week's assault.

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On the first half of today's program, we get insight into the recents events at our nation's Capitol with host Don Rush and guests Dr. Michael O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Political Science Professor and Frank Figliuzzi   author of The FBI Way: Inside the Breau's Code of Excellence 

My guest on Delmarva Today is Dr. Karl Maier, a member of the psychology department at Salisbury University in Salisbury. Maryland. This is the third in our series of discussions on the psychological impact of COVID-19 on the general population.

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Governor Larry Hogan announced a $1 billion relief package as Maryland struggles with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush on the governor's announcement.

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The coronvirus has left many without jobs. For those over the age of 50 it will take twice as long to find a new position than younger workers. AARP notes that the Bureau of Labor Statistics found around 45% of job seekers over the age of 55 have been looking for work for six months or longer. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with AARP financial specialist Susan Weinstock about about the impact of the pandemic on older workers.

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As Marylanders struggle with the economic impact of the coronavirus Comptroller Peter Franchot has decided to delay the collection of some business taxes and withholding - Part One.

Franchot says that his decision comes with some frustration at the lack of action by both federal and state officials - Part Two.

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Today's guest  is Dr. Michael  Murphy, emergency medical physician at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Dr. Murphy will update us  on the current  surge in the pandemic in Wicomico and surrounding counties and discuss the pressure the increase is having on the hospital. He will  also discuss  his own personal struggle with Covid-19  and update us on the distribution of the vaccine in the area.

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The vivid images of the takeover of Capitol Hill this week has stunned the nation and for some has produced a little soul searching. Delmarva Public Media Essayist George Merrill says an immediate reaction was one of anger and a clinched fist but he argues we must go beyond that emotion.

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The takeover of the Capitol Building and the subsequent certification of Joe Biden as the next president has produced turmoil within the Republican Party as Trump administration officials resign over the clash. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with former Eastern Shore Republican congressman Wayne Gilchrest about what has happened to his old party.

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The nation's Capitol Hill saw the onrush of protesters who took over the structure after President Trump urged them earlier in the day to march on the building.  Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Lloyd Wolf, a Washington D.C. freelance photographer, who was there.

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The Capitol Building in Washington D.C. was overwhelmed by a mob of Trump supporters delaying the certification process that ensured Joe Biden would become the next president of the United States. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about significance Wednesday's events.

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The Chesapeake Bay receives a grade of D+ from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Alan Girard, the Eastern Shore director for the foundation, who pointed to the struggle of the rockfish as a major reason for the poor mark.

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With the new year comes an assessment of what 2020 has brought to the nation's body politic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about the impact of Trump's loss and the future of American politics.

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It is the holiday season. But, this year it is chastened by the losses left behind by the coronavirus pandemic. Delmarva Public Media Essayist George Merrill writes it is often a season that mixes joy with sadness.

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Health care workers are greeting the arrival of the coronavirus vaccine with relief and hope. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Dr. Mike Murphy, an emergency room physician, about what the future looks like. (Part 2)

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The coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Wicomico County with health care workers and nursing homes the first to receive it. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Olivia Butler, with the Wicomico County Health Department, about how it will distributed in the coming weeks.

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The Wicomico County Branch of the NAACP has a new president. Host Don Rush talks with Brante Dashiell about the challenges the organization faces in the future.

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The coronavirus vaccine has arrived on the Eastern Shore. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Dr. Mike Murphy, an emergency room physician at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, about what that means for combatting the virus.

With the beginning of the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine and the potential for more federal assistance small businesses in downtown Salisbury are optimistic about the future. Delmarva Public Media's Don  Rush talks with a couple of specialty shops in the area. (Part 2)

My guest for Friday's Delmarva Today is Lance George. Lance is the research director for The Housing Assistance Council, a national nonprofit housing and rural development  organization in DC. We're talking about rural poverty and why it has remained about three percent above urban poverty since the 1970s. George  will discuss the characteristics of rural poverty and how it differs from urban  poverty. He will  also talk about the problems  of resource distribution in rural areas, as well as problems associated with distributing the Coronavirus vaccine.

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There is some optimism for downtown businesses in Salisbury with the coronavirus vaccine and the prospect of more federal assistance. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush takes a look at some of the local businesses as they struggle to make it through the pandemic. (Part 1)

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Even with the announcement of the distribution of the coronavirus vaccines, there are still months ahead for many caregivers -- many who never expected to be in that position. Amy Goyer, a caregiving expert at AARP, tell's Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that it is taking its toll.

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Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling for a state stimulus in the wake of the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic. His call comes after some improvement in revenue projections, but he told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush there is still too much suffering - especially for low income families.

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While the nation has been focused on the election and the coronavirus pandemic, there were efforts on Capitol Hill to address police abuse after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Diane Randall, General Secretary for the Friends Committee on National Legislation, about the failure of congress to approve legislation addressing the issue. (Part 2)

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As the nation gears up for the coronavirus vaccine, many are still in need of financial assistance with the economic hit resulting from COVID 19. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Diane Randall, General Secretary for the Friends Committee on National Legislation, about the effort to get more financial assistance.

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The homeless not only face with the cold weather, but also the coronavirus. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Bee Miller, executive director of Diakonia, about the impact of the virus on their efforts to provide assistance and shelter to this population.

My guest Friday is Dr, Karl Maier, a professor in the Psychology Department at Salisbury University. This is part two of a three part series on the psychological impact of Covid-19 on the general public and particularly on front-line workers. Dr. Maier will discuss what has been called "pandemic fatigue" and  the role of  misinformation / disinformation in decision making.

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This Christmas will be like few in recent memory. And, many will only be seeing their loved ones via Zoom. Delmarva Public Media Essayist George Merrill notes that how we have had to reduce such gatherings while pondering his Christmas tree.

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