Delaware Public Media

Sophia Schmidt

Reporter/Youth Media Producer

Sophia Schmidt is a Delaware native. She comes to Delaware Public Media from NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, DC, where she produced arts, politics, science and culture interviews, and contributed to Gracie Award-winning coverage of the #MeToo Movement. She previously wrote about education and environment for The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA. She graduated from Williams College, where she studied environmental policy and biology, and covered environmental events and local renewable energy for the college paper.  Sophia enjoys throwing pottery, hiking and cooking for family and friends.

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The agreement leasing operation of the Port of Wilmington to Emirati company Gulftainer is now official.

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The “Delaware Department of Transportation Welcome Center” on I-95 is now officially the "Biden Welcome Center.”

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State and County officials are trying to help people whose homes have been foreclosed on become aware of resources available to them.

Delaware has the second highest foreclosure rate in the country after New Jersey, according to

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New Castle County has finished surveying residents of two communities along Route 9 about environmental conditions in their neighborhoods— and whether they might ultimately want to relocate, if given the opportunity.

Henry Ward, courtesy of Chief Dennis Coker

Several Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware citizens and community members recently travelled to the National Museum of the American Indian’s Cultural Resources Center for the first time.

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Wilmington City Council authorized the issuance of bonds Thursday to finance the South Wilmington Wetlands Park and sewer separation project.

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Legislation that would reform Wilmington’s ethics code is now before City Council.

The First State is seeing an early start to flu season.


The state Division of Public Health (DPH) reports two lab-confirmed cases of influenza in Delaware, two weeks before flu season officially begins.

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Delaware’s chapter of the Sierra Club, DNREC, and several other partners hosted an electric vehicles awareness event Tuesday as part of National Drive Electric Week.


A new family visitation center officially opened last week in Middletown.