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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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The latest hunting season in Delaware yielded a record deer harvest. Delaware hunters registered 17,265 harvested deer for the 2020-21 season, beating last year’s record of 16,969. 

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Delaware is ramping up its efforts to vaccinate educators to meet President Biden’s pledge to provide at least one vaccine dose to all educators by the end of the month. 

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The state is adding new rules on the use of certain chemicals in its latest attempt to reduce emissions.

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A new local study links last year’s COVID lockdown with a dramatic increase in alcohol abuse.

A report released by ChristianaCare Wednesday tracked the rate of alcohol withdrawal among patients admitted to the health system’s Christiana and Wilmington hospitals during that time.

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Delaware received its first shipment of the single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine Tuesday. And state officials look to use it to help vaccinate more teachers and clear a waiting list of seniors seeking a shot.

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Delaware’s new training program for Medicaid providers helps them learn to better treat patients for opioid use disorder in an effort to increase the statewide capacity for Medication Assisted Treatment. 

Delaware State University joins a list of Historically Black Colleges and Universities joining IBM in a quantum education and research initiative.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke DSU Professor of Physics and Engineering Gour Pati about this partnetship anmd how this connects with what's already happening at the university.

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Kent County agreed to perform a countywide property reassessment. 

Chancery Court approved the settlement between Kent County and the plaintiffs NAACP Delaware Conference of Branches and Delawareans for Educational Opportunity Wednesday.

Advocates and lawmakers in Delaware are pushing for legislation to create a system for automatic expungement of criminal records.

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Delaware continues to focus on distributing second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

And it’s still not clear when the state will resume administering first doses to those still waiting for them.   


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Cars continue to line up for the six-day mass vaccination event in Dover. 


Delaware gave out about 1,500 second doses of COVID-19 vaccine Sunday at the clinic set up at the Dover International Speedway, and is expanding the list of those who can access shots there.

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The state's planned mass vaccination center focused on delivering second vaccine dosed in Dover is moving foward starting this weekend

The opening of the center at Dover International Speedway was delayed a day by weather and is now scheduled to start Sunday. 

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Gov. John Carney is loosening restrictions on public gatherings as Delaware sees a decline in COVID cases and related hospitalizations.

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Delaware’s Department of Correction is adding new technology to try to keep coronavirus out of state prisons.

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Delaware’s Attorney General is revealing her goals for the current General Assembly session.

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State officials say an updated guidance from the CDC on school reopening will have little effect on Delaware’s policy.

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A seal pup was rescued from the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park over the weekend. 

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Scientists at ChristianaCare have developed an app that can scan for potential mistakes caused by the cutting edge gene-editing technique known as CRISPR.

As one might expect, digital doctor visits exploded over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke to Highmark Senior Medical Director Dr. Timothy Law about why, in some respects, this is a good thing, and what it may mean for the medical industry going forward.

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The state of Delaware is getting some more money from the federal CARES Act passed almost a year ago.

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Delaware’s commission for investigating drug overdoses has a list of recommendations for Gov. Carney and state lawmakers.

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State health officials are pushing to get the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to those who need it later this week.

The Food Bank of Delaware is getting some support as it continues to feed elevated levels of Delawareans during the pandemic. 

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Breweries across Delaware are each brewing their version of a beer inspired by the First State.

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The New Castle County Division of Police (NCCDP) is leveraging technology to try to better train its officers.

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Healthcare payers and providers in First State recently launched a regional partnership to find out if there is a link between the COVID-19 pandemic and a decrease in preterm births.

A $300,000 grant from Highmark Delaware and other health care payers is funding research at Nemours Children’s Health System, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Yale and Northwestern Universities.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke with Nemours neonatologist Dr. Jay Greenspan about the collaboration.

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Delaware is receiving its first payout from legal action taken in response to the national opioid crisis. 

More manufacturing jobs are coming to New Castle County.

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Gov. John Carney’s office announced a revised vaccination plan Tuesday.

It includes measures aimed at reaching more people over the age of 65 and tracking vaccine distribution among minority populations. 

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The First State missed the brunt of the winter weather hammering its neighbors in the Northeast.