Because of the coronavirus pandemic, almost all, if not all, educational institutions in the US have closed their campuses and moved to online learning. This includes Salisbury University. Online classes involve faculty using the computer to connect with students online while the students sit at their computers at home or other isolated locations and receive instruction and respond to it online or other ways. Most universities will decide in June or July at the latest if they will open for in-person classes in the fall.
The coronavirus has hit the Delmarva poultry grower with nearly 2 million chickens slated to be slaughtered due to staffing shortages at the processing plants. Delmarva Today host Don Rush talks with Virgil Shockley, a Worcester County farmer and chicken grower as well as a former county commissioner about the impact on the industry.
Hal Wilson's guest is Delaware author Betty Kasperski who is currently recovering at home from Covid-19. Ms. Kasperski has authored four books including a novel, two short story anthologies, and her latest work coming out this year, Generations-A historical Anthology of Family History and Writings.
Many are experiencing stress during this time of shelter in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. But none more than those on the front lines. Richard Barton is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. The primary task of the Critical Incident Stress Foundation is to provide leadership, education, and training to first responders and others as they deal with the stress, and trauma of critical incidents.
In the first half of today's program, we look at how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted Delmarva's undocumented immigrant community. Host Don Rush talks with Erika Gutierrez, a community advocate with such organizations the Safe C0mmunities Coaltion in Delaware.
There is talk of a unilateral, rolling, cease-fire among the 50 combat zone commanders, governors. However, this involves 50 separate negotiations and certifications.
A decade of job growth has been destroyed in one month. And there is rising impatience with the medically induced economic coma. It boils down to balancing the financial threat, vs. the medical threat.
But there is a major glitch. There are very limited measurements available for a data-driven decision process.
Today we complete the series of four talks on poetry with John Nieves, Associate Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies for English at Salisbury University. John will discuss the poetry of absence. What is absence? From a rational perspective, the question is fairly easy to answer, it is the fact that something is missing. The question becomes a little more difficult, however, when we ask, what it means to experience absence? Let me offer the suggestion that the content of absence is feeling.
The National Folk Festival in Salisbury has been delayed until next year as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
It will now take place on September 10-12, 2021.
In a joint statement issued by Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and Lora Bottinelli, executive director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts, they said that this would allow for more resources to be focused on the community, safety, well-being and recovery from the virus.
Sadly, we have reached the national level 2,074 dead per day, now the leading cause of death. A vast number of citizens qualify for Purple Hearts, and this war has surpassed 9/11 as having a profound effect on our society.
Coronavirus is a large family of viruses of which 7 can infect people. Humans have been treated to one bad coronavirus every 10 years, since the turn of the century.
The newly established COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund at The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore creates grant funding for Lower Shore nonprofits to aid in pandemic relief. The fund was created as a joint effort by area community partners, and additional donations from community members are encouraged to aid in the crisis relief efforts.
Delmarva Public Radio’s celebration of National Poetry Month continues this week with the second in our series of four lectures on significant poetic themes.
Our speaker is Adam Tavel, professor of English at War-Wic Community College in Salisbury, Maryland. Adam explores the life and poetry of the great African American poet, Gwendolyn Brooks. Brooks was born in 1917 and even though she lived mostly in Chicago she was still a child of the segregated era and poverty was her namesake. At the same time, she was brilliant.
OWINGS MILLS, MD – The Washington, D.C. region and Maryland public television stations today announced a partnership aimed at supporting the education needs of families whose children are learning from home during the coronavirus public health emergency.
Springfest 2020 has been canceled due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our special events department is currently working with vendors, headliners and local entertainers on how to proceed. We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more.