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Nick Ciolino

Afternoon Anchor/Reporter

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.

Ways to Connect

University of Delaware

The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) is a national private-public organization based at the University of Delaware.

It received an $8.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce last week to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke with NIIMBL Director Kelvin Lee about how those dollars will be spent and what the grant means locally for Delawareans.


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A recent technical error is delaying unemployment checks for many Delawareans still waiting for relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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It’s another day of decreasing metrics related to the coronavirus in Delaware. 

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State officials offered plans Tuesday for the next phases of Delaware’s reopening.

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Gov. John Carney spoke Tuesday in response to protests across the state against police violence and the death of George Floyd—an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis.

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City officials and community leaders are condemning civil unrest in Dover that followed protests surrounding the death of George Floyd—an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis. 

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Gov. John Carney’s office issued further guidance today for summer camps and summer school programs – which are slated to remain closed as the state begins phase one of its formal reopening plan next week.

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The state begins issuing emergency benefits to people receiving food assistance later this week, and state officials say new cards for families who now qualify for federal food benefits are in the mail. 


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Delaware health officials announced another slow day of coronavirus spread.

State Department of Labor officials say Delaware’s unemployment rate rose to 14.3% in April. 

That’s a more than 9% increase from the month before when Gov. John Carney first declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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State officials are ramping up Delaware’s contact tracing efforts for COVID-19 as the state moves towards partial reopening and sorts through how to best use federal relief dollars. 

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Sussex County is proposing reduced spending next fiscal year.

County Council unveiled its FY 2021 budget proposal this week. The plan would have the county cut costs by about 15% from the current year to a total of $157.8 million.

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Delaware health officials report another day of single digit deaths and downward trending data related to COVID-19.

State officials have formally announced Amazon will open a new fulfillment center in Wilmington.

Officials say Amazon has signed the lease to rent at the site of the recently demoed General Motors’ Boxwood Road assembly plant.

Religious communities in Delaware are not rushing to reopen places of worship even though Gov. John Carney has lifted restrictions on prayer services.

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Gov. John Carney issued new guidance for Delaware’s places of worship Monday as the state begins to slowly reopen.

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The state is reporting a second consecutive day of single-digit deaths related to COVID-19.

Delaware health officials announced seven new deaths Monday bringing the total statewide to 297.

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Delaware’s lone congressional representative was among House Democrats voting in support of another massive coronavirus relief bill. 

The House voted largely along party lines to pass the $3 trillion HEROES Act Friday.

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Gov. John Carney unveiled rules for the first step of Delaware’s reopening as the state looks to begin the process on June 1st. 

The Delaware NAACP is calling on the state Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro to resign. 

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The First State saw a third straight day of double digit COVID-19 related deaths Thursday, and cases to date shot past 7,000.

Christiana Care's Gene Editing Institute

Researchers at ChristianaCare are looking to see how a newly approved coronavirus test using CRISPR could be used in Delaware, as they hope to learn how a patient’s genetic makeup can affect how the patient reacts to COVID-19.


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A leader in federal banking predicts a slow economic comeback for southern Delaware.


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First State farmers markets can resume operations later this week with limitations and restrictions.

 

Delaware had lagged behind other states in the region in allowing the markets to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The global car battery company Clarios recently announced it is permanently closing its assembly plant in Middletown later this year.

 


Clarios says it plans to shutter the doors at the Middletown facility in November. The move will affect about 200 Delaware workers.

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The coronavirus pandemic has created new challenges for people in the throes of substance abuse disorder, and those charged with treating their addiction. Some local providers say that while changes to federal regulations are helping address some of those challenges, they are also creating new problems.  

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Gov. John Carney announced a goal Friday to begin the first phase of reopening Delaware on June 1st, and a plan to quadruple the state's testing capacity for COVID-19.

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The coronavirus pandemic has created new challenges for people in the throes of substance abuse disorder, and those charged with treating their addiction. Some local providers say that while changes to federal regulations are helping address some of those challenges, they are also creating new problems.  


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The state of Delaware continues to enforce the emergency order Gov. John Carney put into effect as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.


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Delaware beaches are still largely closed, but Ocean City, Maryland is making the move to reopen its beach this weekend.

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