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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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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Sen. Chris Coons held a roundtable in Wilmington Friday focused on a criminal justice reform bill that could see a vote in the Senate.


Courtesy of Alim Smith

 

Local artist Alim Smith has gained national attention for his surrealist takes on viral memes and pop culture icons.

And in this edition of Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talked to the Wilmington native about his newest project— creating what he calls “urban mythology.”

 


Courtesy of Walan Speciality Construction Products

Residents won a small victory in their ongoing opposition to a slag processing facility hoping to set up shop in Wilmington’s Southbridge neighborhood.

 


The multi-agency federal climate report released on Black Friday outlines impacts of climate change nationwide.

 

The report included details on what the northeast region, and Delaware in particular, may experience.


Drivers crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge will likely pay more for tolls starting this spring.


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