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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 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 wrote for the college paper.  Sophia enjoys throwing pottery, hiking and cooking for family and friends.

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Residents, advocates and officials took to the streets in Wilmington Monday for the 8th annual peace march. 

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Delaware’s senior Senator is calling for witnesses to be heard in the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Trump. 


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Ten young businesses are receiving state funds to improve their chances of long-term success. 


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The City of Wilmington has announced the death of a former U.S. Congressman and Wilmington mayor. 

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer launched his re-election campaign Friday, offically filing to run for a second term.

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A majority of Wilmington City Council voted to strike portions of city code that prohibit panhandling when the sun is down, at bus stops, to people in vehicles, and in other situations and manners.

Three alleged members of a violent extremist group — including two living in Delaware— have been arrested by the FBI on gun and immigration charges. 

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A temporary version of the controversial plan to limit development using septic systems in New Castle County has passed. 


Some homeowners in New Castle County may be subject to different flood insurance requirements starting next week, when an updated floodplain map that could impact insurance rates and development potential goes into effect. 

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A Sussex County Republican Party official has been removed from her position after comments she made online were criticized as anti-Semitic.