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Nick Ciolino

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Nick Ciolino has lived in and around Detroit, Michigan for most of his life.

He graduated from Wayne State University with an English degree, and interned as a reporter at WDET, Detroit’s NPR affiliate station.

Nick has worked in the city as a truck driver delivering cupcakes, a tire tech in an auto shop and a beer vender at Comerica Park.

In 2014, he began spending his summers in Alaska working as a commercial fisherman, and later as a reporter at KDLG in Dillingham, covering the wild Alaskan salmon run. It is from there he came to Delaware to host All Things Considered.

When he isn’t behind the mic or on assignment, Nick is probably picking a guitar or banjo and singing a tune.

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Delaware’s Route 9 Bayshore Byway is now considered a National Scenic Byway by the Federal Highway Administration. 

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Delaware’s largest health system and one of the largest health insurers in the region announced the start of a new joint venture company Wednesday. Leadership at ChristianaCare and Highmark Health are touting the new partnership as a “seismic shift” in health care.


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Dover International Speedway announced it will have fans in the stands for its upcoming NASCAR race weekend.

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The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays supports the recent court settlement between Mountaire Farms and Millsboro area residents over water pollution. But the Center says the agreement could have done more to reduce further pollution.    

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The state announced this week it will no longer take appointments for dental services.

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Coronavirus metrics in Delaware have taken a slight upswing over the past month and officials are warning of variants of the virus locally. 

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The Delaware Department of Justice says it too is planning to sue one of Delaware’s largest nonprofits.

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State officials say the federal pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine use will have only a marginal effect on vaccine distribution locally—if it is not an extended pause.


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A court settlement between Mountaire Farms and residents of Millsboro over drinking water contamination was finalized Monday.


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Health care professionals in Sussex County say there’s a lack of resources for people with mental health disorders in southern Delaware. 


Gov. John Carney announced his nominations for vacanies on Delaware’s judiciary, including seats on the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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A large behavioral healthcare nonprofit in Delaware is getting federal support to help people struggling with addiction.

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Republicans in Delaware’s General Assembly are calling for a return to in-person meetings.


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More Delawareans are getting in the queue now that COVID vaccine eligibility is expanded to all ages 16 and above.


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New Castle County announced its plan to reopen libraries to the public next week. 

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The state recently released the first data related to its Healthcare Spending Benchmark and it shows the cost of care continues to escalate in the First State.    

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Some Delaware high school students are now learning how to use the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR to conduct experiments.


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Some Delawareans are now getting to see their loved ones indoors at long term care facilities for the first time since early on in the pandemic.


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Delaware’s capacity restrictions for indoor businesses remain in place as neighboring states open things up a bit.


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The Firefly Music Festival announced it plans to return this year.

The festival’s web page is displaying September 23rd through 26th of 2021 as the dates at the Woodlands behind Dover International Speedway.

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The state is easing some pandemic-related restrictions, but leaving others in place.

Gov. John Carney’s office announced Monday afternoon it is raising the cap on outdoor gatherings to 150 people.

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Delaware’s unemployment rate ticked up for a fourth straight month in February - this time from 6.1 to 6.3%.

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Bayhealth recently announced new medical residency program’s inaugural class.

The program’s goal is to add more physicians in Southern and Central Delaware, where there’s a lack of primary care physicians for growing and aging population.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke with Bayhealth’s Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Dr. Joseph Deutsch about the program and its mission.  


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Some performance venues in Delaware may qualify for a chunk of the latest round of federal COVID relief.


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Gov. John Carney is still considering plans to reopen the state as COVID cases level off in Delaware. 


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Delaware expects a significant increase in its supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks as it loosens requirements to register for a shot.  


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An online retail, warehousing and distribution company is adding jobs in New Castle.

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Watermen in Delaware can now apply for federal relief for the losses they absorbed during the pandemic. 


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Gov. John Carney is extending Delaware’s State of Emergency again. 

This latest 30-day extension will take the emergency order past the one-year mark. 

Some electric customers in Delaware are about to save a few bucks.

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