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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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This week Salisbury has been celebrating Poetry Week with workshops and an open mic for aspiring writers. Featured this week is award winning poet Chris Salerno, author of a new collection entitled, "The Man Grave". Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with him about the importance of poetry amidst the world of social media.

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This has been National Wildlife Week and many Americans are beginning to go out to enjoy the country's national parks. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with David Mizejewski, a naturalist at the National Wildlife Federation, about this rich resource as the nation continues to cope with the pandemic.


With two wind farm projects moving forward off the Delmarva coastline, local residents have had concerns about how they will impact the local fishing industry. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Jeremy Firestone, professor and director of the Center for Research in Wind at the University of Delaware, about what to expect from these projects. (Part 2)

April 6th , 2021 is Salisbury University's Giving Day! For information on how to give, click here.

A day when alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends, once again flock together for an extraordinary 24 hours, celebrating and supporting the areas of Salisbury University’s campus that mean the most to us. There are matching gifts, challenges, raffle prizes, and more! Every gift – when combined with others – does make a difference!

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Plans for offshore wind farms has not settled well with some along the coastal communities of Maryland and Delaware. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Jeremy Firestone, professor and director of the Center for Research in Wind at the University of Delaware, about the impact of such operations beginning with their aesthetics and effect on tourism. (Part 1)

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With the harsh sentences handed down over the years there are an estimated three million children whose parents are now in prison. Amy Friedman and her husband began a program for them called, "Pain of the Prison System" to help these children cope. She has co-edited a new anthology of their stories in a book entitled, "Dream Catchers". Host Don Rush spoke with her about the book, the program and the children.

Wilson’s guest on Delmarva Today is Jean Holloway, Delaware and Maryland State Manager for the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP). SERCAP is a nonprofit organization that helps upgrade water and wastewater systems in small, rural towns across the Delmarva. They provide a variety of services from directly constructing infrastructure, to providing financing and loan options, and offering technical training.

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Is anyone listening? Delmarva Public Media Essayist George Merrill ponders that question in a story about a flock of crows.

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to limit their normal routines keeping many inside their homes. That is especially true for the elderly who often depend on others. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Sarita Mohanty, president and CEO of the SCAN Foundation, about how people have coped with the isolation and the kind of public policies that are emerging from the  pandemic.

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The construction of a 3 million gallon storage tank for chicken waste known as soil amendment has angered nearby residents in Hebron. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush looks at the impact of the tank on the roadways and environment as well as the local government response. (Part 2)

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A 3 million gallon tank to store chicken waste known as soil amendment has Hebron residents up in arms. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with the neighbors - especially about the odors emanating from the tank. (Part 1)

Welcome to Salisbury University’s Cultural Calendar Highlights for April.

SU art faculty host a virtual gallery talk Thursday, April 1, at the conclusion of the Art Department’s annual faculty exhibit. Faculty members display their works at SU Art Galleries Downtown through Friday, April 2.


Governor Larry Hogan has signed a measure that would provide $577 million over a ten year period to Maryland's historically black colleges and universities. It's in response to a settlement of a 15 year long federal lawsuit for underfunding these institutions. One of those is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Delmarva Public Media's Don  Rush talked with the University's president Heidi Anderson about what the funding would mean for UMES. (Part 1)

In the second part of our interview we talked about the uniqueness of these institutions.

This is the second in Delmarva Today's three-part series on the humanities and their contribution to culture in the United States.  The first session reviewed the history and nature of the humanities, how they became institutionalized, and how they helped define the identity of our country. This Friday's Delmarva Today reviews  the crisis in the humanities at the university level and in our national identity.

The North Meets South Duo- Dr. Danielle Cumming and Dr. John Wesley Wright, both faculty members in Salisbury University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, perform some selections from their program, "From Spain to Spirituals"  for our Spring Membership drive. 

To support Delmarva Public Media, please call 410-543-6895 or donate online here.

Jasmine Mans new book entitled, "Black Girl, Call Home" explores the experience of the African American community. In the final segment Delmarva Public Media' s Don Rush talks with the writer about women and sexual assault. (Part 3)


Poet Jasmine Mans has published a new collection of her work entitled, "Black Girl, Call Home". Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with her about the men in her work. (Part 2)

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March is National Nutrition Month. This year it arrives on the heels of a year inwhich many have had to cope with the isolation of the coronvirus pandemic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with John Troup, Dietary Supplement and Nutrition expert at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, about the impact of the past year.

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The recent shooting in Atlanta has sparked protests against the increase in anti-Asian American hate incidents arising from the coronavirus pandemic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush spoke with Elizabeth Chung, executive director of the Asian American Center of Frederick, who said there has been fear for a very long time.

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There's a new collection of poetry out entitled, "Black Girl, Call Home", by Jasmine Mans that explores the the African American experience. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Mans about the insipration for the work. (Part 1)

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The nation is caught in polarizing events. Delmarva Public Media's Essayist George Merrill suggests we look toward compassion to sooth these troubled times.

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The Wicomico Youth and Civic Center opened yesterday providing COVID 19 vaccinations as part of the distribution centers recently set up around the state of Maryland. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with some of those who finally received their first shot.