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It's called the Del-Mar Energy Pathway. And, the pipeline would bring natural gas to Somerset County. Chesapeake Bay Journal reporter Jeremy Cox tells Delmarva Public  Media's Don Rush that some opposition is beginning to be heard. (Part 2)

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One day a Cardinal came tapping at his window. And, Delmarva Public Media Essayist George Merrill writes discovered he only had eyes for his own image.

Don Rush speaks with former White House photographer David Lienemann about his new book, "Biden:  The Obama Years and the Battle for the Soul of America".

My Guest on Delmarva Today this Friday is Darrin Lowery. Dr. Lowery is Director of the Chesapeake Watershed Archaeological Research Foundation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Penn State University at the Mont Alto Campus in Mont Alto, PA as well as a Research Associate & Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.

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A pipeline is in the works to bring natural gas to Somerset County. It's  called the Del-Mar Energy Pathway and is coming closer to fruition. Jeremy Cox, a reporter for the Chesapeake Bay Journal, described for Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush the basic rationale for the pipeline. (Part 1)

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As the nation prepares to enter the winter months with the coronavirus still raging, the nation will still be suffering from another -- the opioid crisis. Sandy Brown, executive director of Mid-Shore Pro Bono which privides free legal services, says these two have made the situation much worse. In addition, Brown tells Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that she expects a homeless crisis to follow as the nation moves into months more of the virus pandemic. (Part 2)

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Despite the federal moratorium on evictions and state assistance many on the Eastern Shore are struggling to find money to pay their rents or mortgages. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Sandy Brown, executive director of Mid-Shore Pro Bono, which provides free legal services. She says while the moratoriums help out, the bills still pile up. (Part 1)

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American farmers have been hit twice over the last few years. First it was the impact of the trade battles with China. Then, the coronavirus. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Patrick Criteser, President & CEO of Tillamook County Creamery Association, about how agriculture is fairing in these tough times.

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The Community Players of Salisbury are back. They begin this weekend with a production on the back lawn  their facility on Nutters Cross Road. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Shelbie Thompson, chair of the production committee, about what the future holds for the company. (Part 2)

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Maryland wrapped up its fiscal year in June with $585 million in unallocated funds. And, Comptroler Peter Franchot told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that he would like to see that go to help small businesses. But, over all, he adds, the state still faces an uncertain financial future.

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With the coming of the coronavirus pandemic the Community Players of Salisbury had to shutdown their planned productions. Now, they are back up and running, at least, on their back lawn of the Nutters Cross Road. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush caught up with Shelbie Thompson, chair of the production committee, to talk about the impact of the virus. (Part 1)

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The coronavirus has isolated many and shutdown this year's events around the country.  As a result, the National Folk Festival is going virtual this weekend. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Lora Bottinelli, executive director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts, about its significance in these times and what the future may hold. (Part 2)

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With the beginning of the lifting of restrictions due to the coronavirus, many in Maryland could face water shutoffs if they are not able to pay their utility bills. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Rianna Eckel, organizer for Food and Water Action about the impact on private developments. (Part 2)

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Delmarva Public Radio received two awards this year from the Public Media Journalists Association.

The station’s news department won First Place for Enterprise Reporting for the series  “Central American Journey” that follows the path taken by two undocumented immigrants who made their way across the border. The stories were produced by Delmarva Public Media’s Don Rush with interviewing and translation assistance from Charito Calvachi-Mateyko.

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This weekend the National Folk Festival will go virtual and is expected to return in person to Salisbury next year. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Lora Bottinelli, executive director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts, about this weekend's events. (Part 1)

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With the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic, many Marylanders are struggling t0 pay their utility bills. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has not renewed the moratorium on water shutoffs, and a Public Service Commission moratorium does not cover municipalities. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Rianna Eckel, organizer for Food and Water Action says this has left many in the state without protection. (part 1)

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Green can be an ubiquitous color. And, so it was with Delmarva Public Media Essayist George Merrill as he spotted a frog amidst the lush greenery of a countryside walk.

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Taxes can be overwhelming for the best of us. But if you're an immigrant and your primary language is Spanish working through the tax forms can seem insurmountable. In Mayland the Comptroller's Office has created the position of Hispanic Affairs Outreach manager. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush caught up with Adriana Lee to talk about her efforts and the growing Latino taxpaying population.

On the first half of today's program, Lora Bottinelli, executive director of National Council for the Traditonal Arts, updates on on the upcoming plans for the National Folk Festival Virtual Celebration.

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The New York Times reports on August 26, 2020   that as colleges and universities open for the fall, data in a survey conducted of more than 1,500 American colleges and universities has revealed at least 26,000 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. The Times has counted more than 20,000 additional cases at colleges since late July.

Salisbury, MD – Today, the National Folk Festival announced plans for a virtual celebration on the weekend of September 12-13. The longest-running multicultural celebration of the finest folk and traditional artists in the United States, each year the National features over 350 artists—musicians, dancers, storytellers, and craftspeople—with more than 35 different groups performing on the festival’s seven outdoor stages. Last year, the 79th National Folk Festival, the second of the three festivals planned for downtown Salisbury, brought together over 150,000 people.

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The AARP has sharply criticized the handling of the coronavirus in nursing homes by Delaware authorities. Of the total number of virus deaths in the state they account for over 60 percent. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Sheila Grant, associate state director for advocacy in the Delaware office, about conditions found in these long term care facilities. (Part 2)

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Marianita Albano moved from the northern Philippines to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the early 1970s. Her community of only a few Filipino immigrants has grown since then, and many families have brought, carried on, and adapted important Filipino cultural traditions to their new home. Among these is the Festival of Santo Niño de Cebú (Sinulog). In this episode of Chesapeake Traditions Today meet Marianita, and learn about the importance of this vibrant festival to the Filiphino community of the greater Salisbury, MD region.

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The AARP has called the nursing homes in Delaware a Petri dish over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. With over 60 percent of the Covid-19 deaths in Delaware occurring in long term facilities, Sheila Grant, AARP's associate state director of advocacy told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that more must be done to curb the spread. (Part 1)

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The controversey in the search for a new Wicomico County Executive saw around a half a dozen speakers during the comment period of the Councty Council meeting on Tuesday. The council has extended the job search until September 14th. One of the speakers was Scott Hamilton, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 111, who said he personally supported Delegate Carl Anderton who was rejected for the job on a four to three vote. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush caught up with Hamilton to talk about his assessment of where the issue stands.

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Delegate Carl Anderton says he expects to reapply for the position of Wicomico County Executive, despite being turned down by the council on a four to three vote. By consensus the council has decided to reopen the time to apply setting a deadline of September 14th. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush caught up with the Eastern Shore Republican after Friday night's session to talk about his reaction and his plans.

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The fight over who will succeed the late Bob Culver to be the next Wicomico County Executive has resulted in the extension of the deadline for applications until September 14th. The consensus decision still leaves the question of how open the process will be. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush takes a look at the struggle now brewing within the council.

Delmarva Radio Theatre is pleased to present “It’s Always the Blood,” a drama by Harold O. Wilson adapted from his novel A Taste of Salt

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The Republican National Convention is over. The president's acceptance speech from the White House capped off four days for the GOP to make its pitch. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush examines the convention with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin and John Barkovich, a local Republican and regular guest.

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Hal Wilson’s guest on Delmarva Today is Doctor Michael Murphy, an emergency medical physician affiliated with the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. Dr. Murphy is a frequent guest on Delmarva Today and we’re pleased to welcome him back to update us on the pandemic in the Wicomico area, and to discuss the development of a vaccine as well as the efficacy of any recent treatments such as convalescent plasma.

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