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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The four transit providers in Newark are working together to study how to make their systems more effective.

 


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The four transit providers in Newark are working together to study how to make their systems more effective.

 


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Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood could see a transformation of its housing stock—and education and community resources.


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The state’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control  is asking a federal appeals court to review a decision by the EPA that could affect air quality in Delaware.

 


A federal appeals court placed another roadblock in front of President Trump’s efforts to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

One Delaware organization was among those that filed a brief supporting the policy.

 


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The Auburn Heights Preserve in Yorklyn became Delaware’s 17th state park Friday.

The new Auburn Valley State Park totals 366 acres, and includes portions of the former National Vulcanized Fiber facility.

 


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A week and half after the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, New Castle County police responded to a report of a suspicious package at the Siegel JCC in North Wilmington.


The state of Delaware has released school ratings under its new system for measuring school performance.


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Two close races resulted in the ousting of prominent Republican lawmakers from the General Assembly Tuesday night.


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Rainy weather did not appear to dampen voter turnout Tuesday as Delawareans headed to the polls for the 2018 Midterm election.


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