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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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The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is raising some vehicle fares this season.


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The Food Bank of Delaware held a mobile food pantry in New Castle Friday to address the “SNAP gap” caused by the recent partial government shutdown.



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A long-awaited transportation project in Claymont is moving forward.


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A developer’s plans for a mixed-use community in Greenville could feature a Wegmans grocery store.


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Wilmington City Council will take at least a week longer to fill a council vacancy.

City Council was scheduled to vote on a candidate to fill the 1st District seat Thursday. But the meeting has been postponed until next week.

A second version of a Delaware Memorial Bridge Toll hike was approved by the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) Commission Wednesday.


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Officials believe a historic African American cemetery has been discovered in Sussex County.


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Delaware and fifteen other states are suing to block President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border with funds obtained through his declaration of a national emergency.


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The state’s new Attorney General has announced her first criminal justice reform initiative.


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A verdict in the second trial of inmates allegedly involved in the Vaughn prison riot is in.


A jury made up of 11 women and one man did not deliver a single guilty verdict Monday.