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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During a drug bust at a home in South Coatesville, Pennsylvania, law enforcement officials found an alligator living in a kitchen. That alligator now lives at the Brandywine Zoo.


The state’s largest school district has chosen a new superintendent.


The Red Clay Consolidated School District board voted Wednesday to give the job to Dorrell Green.


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The state is taking steps to shorten the “SNAP gap” some residents could experience as a result of the recent government shutdown.


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The second trial of inmates allegedly involved in the Vaughn prison riot has been turned over to the jury.


The second of four trials of inmates allegedly involved in the Vaughn prison riot is nearing its conclusion.


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After the Trump administration released a new plan to focus on eradicating HIV, one local organization reacted with scepticism.

The federal government is sending more than $8 million to the First State to help people experiencing homelessness.


The deadline to file as a candidate for mayor of Newark was Monday.

There are now five candidates running to replace Newark's current mayor, Polly Sierer, who announced last month she would not seek a third term.

Previously on the Green, we interviewed one of the candidates - 21 year old UD student Kasai Guthrie.

This week,  Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with two more: Catherine Ciferni and Jerry Clifton.

The Wilmington Public Library got a visit from a renowned artist and children’s book author and illustrator Thursday.


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The Trump Administration has announced a plan to stop the spread of HIV in the next decade. A local advocate is waiting to see action.