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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.

Harold Wilson’sguest  is Professor Margo Shea. Dr. Shea is a professor of history at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. Dr. Shea, author of Derry City: Memory and Political Struggle in Northern Ireland. discusses the work she is doing on the parallels she finds between the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1960’s and the cultural and political unrest we are experiencing here in the US today evidenced recently by the  siege of our nation’s capital on January six, 2021.

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Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling for an independent non-partisan panel of experts to audit the distribution of stimulus funds. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with the Comptroller who backs the program about his concerns. Franchot has announced his intention to run for governor.

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The Maryland General Assembly is moving to reform the oversight of police misconduct. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes (D) about those efforts as well as the state's vaccination efforts and reopening.

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TidalHealth Regional Peninsula has begun to allow designated visitors for patients. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Sarah Arnett, Chief Nursing Officer at the hospital, about the importance of these visits. (Part 2)

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced the reopening of restaurants, bars and other businesses as the vaccine rollout begins to take hold against the coronavirus. TidalHealth Peninsula Regional this week is easing its restrictions on visitors, allowing one designated visitor per patient. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Sarah Arnett, Chief Nursing Officer at the hospital about the change. (Part 1)

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It was some fifty years ago the body of Sister Cathy was found near Baltimore. She taught at a local Catholic High School where allegations surfaced of sexual abuse. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Gemma Hoskins, who spearheaded her own investigation into her former teacher's death as recounted in a Netflix documentary. Hoskins has written an autobiography, "Keeping On: How I Came to Know Why I Was Born" about her life and the influence of Sister Cathy.

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With the anniversary of the onset of the coronavirus pandemic a number of states have begun to reopen. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that restaurants, bars and other establishments will be able to open to full capacity. But, in public spaces social distancing and masks are still required. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Dr. Paul Spearman, a member of the Board of Directors for the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Director of Infectious Diseases at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, about whether states are reopening too soon.

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Reezwana Chowdhury, MD., assistant professor at Johns Hopkins, who notes that it is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths.

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A new public opinion poll finds there is little difference in vaccine hesitancy between African Americans and whites in Maryland. It found that 36% of black residents were hesitant as opposed to 31% of whites. The findings come on the heels of Governor Larry Hogan blaming lagging vaccination rates in the African American community on hesitancy. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Washington Post reporter  Ovette Wiggins about the what the survey found.

Breaking Up Big Tech?

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There are efforts underway to bring more regulation of and even to break up Big Tech companies. Much of this has been spurred by foreign interference in past presidential campaigns and the use of personal information by these companies. Big Tech argues that breaking them up is not the answer. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with the president and CEO of NetChoice Steve DelBiancoa and its General Counsel Carl Szabo about a recent poll examining the issue.

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Over the last century there has been a major shift in the relationship between men and women. Author Jane Ward explores that change in her new book "The Tragedy of Heterosexuality".

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Our minds are never really idle. Delmarva Public Media Essayist George Merrill writes there is a magic to the thoughts that fill the void.

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Under the Recovering America's Wildlife Act Maryland would receive $11 million to preserve the state's species. That would be up from the $680,000 it currently receives. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with the Federation's president Colin O'Mara about efforts to get passage and what the money would mean for Delmarva.

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Sheriff Mike Lewis issued a proclamation this week declaring Wicomico County a Second Amendment Sanctuary instead of seeking a resolution from the Council. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Lori Haas, director of advocacy for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, who viewed these efforts as part of a fading movement.

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Tax abatement programs are nothing new. And, Salisbury is seeking to use one to development residential housing around its downtown area. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Greg Bassett, editor and general manager of the Salisbury Independent, about how effective they might be for the city. (Part 3)

Do More 24 Delware is a 24-hour celebration of giving campaign designed to help non-profit organizations serving the State of Delaware to raise funds and engage donors.  It begins on March 4th at 6PM and ends March 5th at 6PM. Delmarva Public Media is participating in the campaign. To show your support, visit their website

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The city of Salisbury is seeking a tax incentive program to development a residential area around downtown and it seeking enabling legislation in Annapolis. But there was some reluctance on the part of members on the Wicomico County Council to express support for the program known as the Hotel or Residential Incentive Zone. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Greg Bassett, editor and general manager of the Salisbury Independent, about that reluctance. (Part 2)

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

SU’s virtual spring Creative Writing Reading Series continues Wednesday, March 10, as SU creative writing faculty read from their works. Authors include Drs. Ryan Habermeyer, John Nieves and Christine Spillson. They also provide information about the creative writing track in SU’s English major.

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The city of Salisbury is looking to provide more residential development around its downtown area and is now seeking enabling legislation from Annopolis to allow for tax breaks under the Hotel and Residential Incentive Zone program. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Greg Bassett, editor and general manager of the Salisbury Independent, about the need for such projects in the downtown area. (Part 1)

Friday's Delmarva Today is the first of  our special hour-long programs on the humanities.

Adam Wood is a professor in the English Department of Salisbury University. Marten Pereoom is a professor of history and Dean of the Fulton  School of Liberal Arts at the University. In Friday's program we discuss the  nature and history of the humanities and the role they play in the  development of our personal  and national identity.

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The election of President Joe Biden was greeted with relief by European allies. However, much has changed over the last four years with an alliance shaken by the Trump administration and a changing global landscape. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Todd Becker, a former U.S. foreign service officer who is now an adjunct professor at Salisbury University. In segment one we talked about the president's address to the Munich Security Conference  in which Biden called this moment in time an "inflection point".

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With the country in the midst of a great debate about social media and the implications of former president Donald Trump's attacks on the press, a great debate has begun over what is meant by freedom of speech and the press. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Ian Rosenberg, author of a new book entitled, "The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases that Define our First Amendment Freedoms,” about how these concepts have evolved over time.

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