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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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Gov. John Carney signed an executive order Thursday creating a fund for people whose homes were affected by recent storms.

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The state reports two more COVID-19 related deaths this week.

That lifts the total number since the pandemic began to 595.

This year’s Democratic National Convention moved to the digital realm – both for public speeches and behind the scenes work. And the chairman of the Delaware Democratic Party is calling it a pleasant surprise. 

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Sussex County now has a new less-invasive alternative to open heart surgery.

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Delaware finds itself  back on multiple regional travel lists.

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut each added the First State and Alaska to a list requiring travellers to quarantine for 14-days.

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Nemours is scheduled to open its new Sussex County location in a couple months, and the rollout will rely heavily on telehealth.     


Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) sunk another ship for its artificial reef last week. 

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Delaware's new weekly unemployment claims continue to drop.

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Delaware’s transportation secretary is departing.

Gov. John Carney’s office announced Friday that DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan is leaving his cabinet in October.  Cohan has spent 31 years working for the state in a variety of capacities.

Carney commends Cohan’s efforts to modernize DelDOT.

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Delaware’s overdose death rate remains consistently high during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Delaware is allowing some of the state’s 2020 bar applicants to practice law in a limited way. 

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Spread of the coronavirus seems to be slowing down quite a bit in Delaware in recent days.

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The city of Dover remains in a state of emergency and cleanup efforts continue in the wake of last week’s tornado. 

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A protest held Friday objected to the treatment of inmates in Delaware prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Wilmington-based biopharmaceutical company Incyte is set to begin clinical trials for a drug that may be able to treat patients with severe cases of COVID-19.

The drug Jakafi, or more commonly Ruxolitinib, is used to treat blood cancers among other things and made Incyte almost $1.7 billion last year.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke with Incyte Vice President of Oncology Targeted Therapeutics Peter Langmuir, MD about how it may fit in with the list of different therapies being tested and used to treat the virus.

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Delaware’s Division of Unemployment Insurance is still sorting through a backlog of claims as it continues to expand to deal with joblessness during the pandemic. 

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Delaware is assessing the damage up and down the state in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias.

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Students in Delaware will be physically returning to schools this fall—at least part of the time.

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New Castle County is proposing funneling federal coronavirus relief funding to local community organizations.

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A public health research center in Philadelphia is predicting a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the region.

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The state is reporting another day of more than 100 new cases of COVID-19.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Gov. John Carney says the state is leaning towards reopening schools with a hybrid between in-person and online learning. But a final decision won’t be made until next week. 

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State officials are concerned about positive coronavirus test results tracing back to a Dover Church.

Delaware’s Division of Public Health recommends congregants at Destiny Christian Church get tested for the virus.


As Delaware’s overdose rate continues to rise, the state continues its effort to hand out free Naloxone. 

Delaware is on pace to have another record year of overdoses as the coronavirus pandemic has brought on a surge of deadly drug use.


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The Delaware Department of Correction says it is seeing improvement in the COVID-19 outbreak at Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown.

A public-private partnership is working to protect and restore a newly public parcel of forests and wetlands in Sussex County. 

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Delaware is providing direct coronavirus relief to various community organizations.

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The state’s largest agency recently released a plan for how it can be more efficient.

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Delaware’s heat wave is set to lose some of its intensity but will continue late into the week.

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Public entities in southern Delaware are preserving nearly 40 acres just outside of Lewes.