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Mayor Jake Day has returned to Salisbury after a year's mission in the Horn of Africa with his National Guard unit. Host Don Rush talked with him about what he saw overseas and how events unfolding over the last year in the United States was viewed from abroad.

Wilson’s guest on Delmarva Today is The New Yorker staff writer Casey Cep. They are discussing spiritualism in Cep’s article “Kindred Spirits” in the May 31st issue of The New Yorker. “Almost a third of Americans say they have communicated with someone who has died,” Casey Cep tells us, “and they collectively spend more than two-billion dollars a year for psychic services on platforms old and new. Instagram, Facebook, Tik-Tok, television, whatever the medium, there’s a medium.” Why this increased interest in spiritualism, and what need does it meet among the public today?

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With the end of the coronavirus pandemic in sight, many are beginning to search for work again as businesses open up. But, in a survey by Strayer University over 50 percent of working women are spending up to five hours a day on line searching for a new job. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with university president Andrea Backman about the results and the impact of the pandemic on women in the workforce.

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Mayor Jake Day recently returned from his mission  on the Horn of African with his National Guard unit. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with him about what it was like to watch events unfold in the United States from afar.

The full interview about his experiences while in the Horn of Africa will be broadcast on Delmarva Today this Friday at 9 a.m. on WSDL 90.7 FM.

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Sunday marked National Cancer Survivors Day. Over the years there have been major advancements. But for many who survive, it has also meant an uncertain future. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Kim Thiboldeaux, executive chair of the Cancer Support Community, who has written a new book entitled, "Your Cancer Road Map" which outlines measures to take once a patient is cancer free.

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Nearly 2 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the United States each year. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Dr. Julie Gralow, chief medical officer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology who discussed the progress in treating cervical and prostate cancers.

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It's been fifty years since the founding of NPR. And, four prominent women shaped the content and the sound of the new network. Lisa Napoli has written a new book about them entitled, "Susan, Linda, Nina and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR.” Host Don Rush talked with her about their struggles and their legacies.

Author Lisa Napoli will be available via Zoom conducted by Browseabout Books on Monday Afternoon.

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The Democratic primary field is getting crowded in the race to succeed Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) next year. One of those is former state Attorney General Doug Gansler who has announced a second run to the state's top office. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with him about the campaign ahead and Eastern Shore issues.

Wilson’s guests on Delmarva Today are editor Neal Gillen and author Fatimah Iqbal. They are discussing a new collection of short stories published in New Voices of the Potomac.  In addition, Fatimah Iqbal will read her story "Under the Chelsea Lights" from the collection.This anthology is a collection of stories written by five students at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland. All of the authors are female, and were either Juniors or Seniors at the time their work was published this year.

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NPR turns 50 this year and there were major voices that shaped the network. Lisa Napoli has written about the women who became some of the major figures in her new book, "Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR." Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with her about them and their legacy.

The full interview with Napoli can be heard this Friday on Delmarva Today at 9 a.m. on WSDL 90.7 FM. The author will make an appearance by Zoom for Browseabout Books on Monday Afternoon June 7th.

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The National Folk Festival has announced the first six acts slated for this September's celebration. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with the festival's local manager Caroline O'Hare and Blaine Waide, associate director for the National Council for the Traditional Arts, about the acts as they listen to excerpts from their perfomances. The full interviews can be heard on Delmarva Today at 9 a.m. Friday on WSDL 90.7 FM.

The National Folk Festival is returning to Salisbury, MD after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic.  Don Rush speaks with local manager Caroline O'Hare and Blaine Waide, highlighting the first round of announced performers.

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The year's long COVID 19 pandemic has taken a toll on businesses and workers alike as they scrambled to adjust. But, it also led to a surge in skilled freelancers who found they could work from home while businesses were able to use their talents. Brent Messenger is vice president of public policy with Fiverr which provides services to independent contractors. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with him about the impact of the pandemic on this kind of work.

It is clear that climate change poses many threats to our way of life on the planet. One of the most obvious is the devastation caused by drought, sea water rise, and severe weather events. Little discussed, however is the impact climate change is having on human rights. As necessary resources such as water become increasingly scarce for example, what does it mean that they are intentionally diverted from vulnerable populations?   In this last of Harold Wilson’s series of programs on climate change, Dr.

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Salisbury marked the lynching of three African Americans with a sign in downtown. They included  Matthew Williams who was lynched by a white mob in 1931. Jeannie Jones is the great granddaughter of Williams' aunt. During this weekend's ceremony she along with her daughter Jordan recited their poem about the legacy of racism in America.

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Salisbury Mayor Jake Day returning to Salisbury after a year's tour with his National Guard unit in the Horn of Africa greeted his town during this past weekend's Third Friday. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with him about his homecoming and what he missed.

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Salisbury unveiled a sign marking the deaths of three black men in Wicomico County. In 1931 Matthew Williams was lynched in downtown Salisbury; another body of a blackman was found believed to be related to the lynching. Garfield King was lynched in Wicomico County in 1898. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush was at the ceremony.

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Downtown Salisbury celebrated Third Friday in a way it had not done in a year -- maskless. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush looks at the relief many felt as they wondered about the venders.

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It's been around a hundred years since the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot that destroy a thriving African American community known as "Black Wall Street." Host Don Rush explores what happened and the search for justice with Scott Ellsworth, author of a new book entitled, "The Ground Breaking: An Amreican City and Its Search for Justice". A congressional subcommittee heard testimony from the last survivors of the race riot.

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With the anniversary of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer lawmakers on Capitol Hill are struggling to come up with a police reform measure. One key stumbling block has been what is called qualified immunity which protects officers from being sued for their actions. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Jose Santos Woss, legislative manager for Justice Reform and Election Integrity at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, about the prospects for the legislation.

This week, Hal Wilson continues his discussion with Todd Miller, author of Build Bridges, Not Walls.

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This week a congressional subcommittee heard from three of the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race riot in which whites invaded and destoryed the thriving African American community known as "Black Wallstreet". Scott Ellsworth has been a leader in uncovering what happened in the days of the riot and the search for mass graves. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with him about his new book, "The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice" which describes his journey in uncovering what happened.

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The deadline may have passed for paying your federal income, but there is still time for Maryland state taxpayers. Comptroller Peter Franchot told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that over two million filings have already been processes so far.

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The Biden administration plans would before congress would raise taxes on the top .7 percent of earners in the Maryland and the top .5 percent for those in Delaware. Meanwhile, Chuck Marr with the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that a new report finds there would be a major boost for those with children.

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The Biden administration hopes to vaccinate at least 70 percent of the nation's population against the coronavirus. However, there has been some hesitancy toward the vaccine that could put that number in doubt. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Dr. Janis Orlowski, Chief Health Care Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges, about some of the concerns that many have expressed about the vaccine.

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Awared winning writer Brenda Grodzicki explores the growth of Prudy Hopkins as she struggles to find her place in the world after being raised in an orphanage in her new novel, "Take These Broken Wings and Learn to Fly."

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The ousting of Rep. Lyz Cheney (R-WY) from her position in the House GOP leadership has been called an inflection point. Cheney has been critical of her fellow Republicans who have called into question the legitimacy of the presidential election. She is being replaced as chair of the House Conference by Elise Stefanik (R-NY) who has recently defended former President Donald Trump. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about the significance of Cheney's departure.

Wilson continues his focus on climate change with guest Dr. Michael Allen, climate scientist and professor of geography in the Department of Political Science and Geography at Old Dominion University. Allen discusses climate change and weather and its impact on migration.

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Another Democrat has decided to challenge incumbent Republican Andy Harris in Maryland's First Congressional Seat. Dave Harden who served in the U.S. Agency for International Development told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that he believes he can pull together a coalition of Democrats, Republicans and Independents to ultimately bring the seat back into the Democratic fold.

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