Delaware Public Media

Sophia Schmidt

Reporter/Youth Media Producer

Sophia Schmidt grew up in New Castle County. 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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An clean air advocate has some concerns about the slag grinding facility proposed for near the Port of Wilmington.

 


Courtesy of the Brandywine Valley SPCA

Nearly 1200 dogs and cats found homes through the Brandywine Valley SPCA’s Mega Adoption event this weekend in Harrington.

 


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Some residents near a proposed slag grinding facility have taken a hard line against it. Others are hoping to work with the company planning to build it.

 


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Salesianum’s plans to remake Wilmington’s Baynard Stadium are getting a major financial boost.

 

The school is getting a $16 million gift from the Rocco A. & Mary Abessinio Foundation in part to tear down 96-year old facility and replace it with Abessinio Stadium.

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Residents of Southbridge will press for more answers about a proposed slag grinding facility at a community meeting Saturday.


Political newcomer Kerri Evelyn Harris unsuccessfully challenged longtime incumbent Tom Carper in the Delaware’s Democratic primary for U.S, Senate this year.   But her campaign garnered significant attention locally and nationally.

This week, roughly a month after the General election, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt sat down with Harris to discuss her run, the midterm results, and what she’s up to now.


A group of citizens received an update this week on efforts to address equity, diversity and inclusion issues within state government.

 


Officials presented a proposed toll hike for the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the public Tuesday.


Courtesy of the City of Wilmington

Wilmington City officials dedicated a state historical marker Tuesday for the Bell Funeral Home on the city’s East Side.


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PBF Energy and its partner The Linde Group recently broke ground on a hydrogen plant at the Delaware City Refinery. The plant will help the refinery convert more crude oil products into higher quality fuels.  

 


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