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 President continued to criticize the Federal Reserve last week for a recent increase to the federal fund interest rate.


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Electricity company Bloom energy has applied for permits to replace all the fuel cells at its two generating plants in Delaware.


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The Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company responded to a fire at the Little Union United Methodist Church outside Dover this morning.


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Delaware State Parks are hosting 16 First Day Hikes. These include trails at Auburn Valley, Delaware's newest state park.

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A University of Delaware professor is developing an imaging system for manufacture for the Department of Defense. Its applications range from school security to aircraft navigation.


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The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act extends protections against sexual harassment and will impact workplaces in the First State starting January 1.

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The Franciscan Center of Wilmington has donated seven bells to the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.


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A former Wilmington Trust employee describes the bank’s culture under Robert Harra as “arrogant.” But he has mixed emotions about last week’s sentencing of Harra and others for their roles in the bank’s demise.


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City of Wilmington and Red Clay Consolidated School District officials have installed a bust and wall display at Warner Elementary School recognizing Fred Johnson.

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DNREC and other state agencies held a meeting Thursday to address public concerns about last month's chemical leak at a manufacturing site near the Delaware Memorial Bridge in New Castle.