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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 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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Some Charter School of New Castle elementary and middle school students will be able to keep learning after the school year ends in June.

A $400,000 annual grant from the U.S. Department of Education is bringing the school, New Castle County, and YMCA’s Western and Bear-Glasgow branches together on a new summer program.

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Delaware’s biannual Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday.


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Wilmington city officials welcomed the new 96-suite Residence Inn by Marriott on North Market St. with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday.  



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The Georgetown Public Library is hosting a presentation Thursday about racial injustice in Delaware.

The event, organized mainly by the ACLU of Delaware, will focus on history of the issue in the First State, as well as present day racial justice campaigns.

Players in New Jersey are set to join Delaware and Nevada in a multi-state online poker pool May 1st.

25 low-income census tracts in Delaware were designated as Federal “Opportunity Zones” last week. This means there are now federal tax incentives for investment in those areas.



Photo courtesy of UD's Center for Historic Architecture and Design

Two New Castle County nominations for the National Register of Historic Places were approved at the county and state levels last week. They now seek approval at the national level, where they could be added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A random inspection by U.S. Customs at the Port of Wilmington on Wednesday resulted in narcotics seizures and three arrests.

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Eisenberg Elementary School in New Castle officially opened its Wellness Center Thursday.

Colonial School District officials say it’s the first of its kind in Delaware.




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A Delaware Department of Justice investigation into the use of deadly force by officers against the suspect in last spring’s fatal shooting of a State Trooper is complete.