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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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Wilmington City Council adopted three resolutions last week that seek to support the city’s increasingly diverse school-aged population.

 


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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer’s proposed budget for the upcoming year was rejected by County Council Tuesday.

The nearly 300 million dollar 2019 spending plan sought to raise property taxes by 15 percent.

 


The Coalition to Keep Bus Service on Rodney Square claims the Carney Administration violated the Freedom of Information Act by failing to deliver copies of communications about the proposal to remove bus routes serving Rodney Square.


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The University of Delaware has announced its new Provost.

 

Robin Morgan is the school’s 11th Provost and first woman to serve as UD’s top academic officer in a permanent capacity.

 

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Pablo Picasso’s daughter-in-law Sydney Picasso joined Delaware Art Museum director Sam Sweet at the Pilot School in Wilmington last week.


Mayor Mike Purzycki’s spending plan for fiscal year 2019 was approved by City Council in a 9-4 vote Thursday.


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Gov. John Carney (D) signed an executive order this week creating the Advisory Council on English Learners.  The group will track the state’s progress on the English Learner Strategic Plan released by the Carney Administration in December.


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The Wilmington Renaissance Corporation is marking its 25 year anniversary this week.

 


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Former Vice President Joe Biden welcomed former US Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz to the University of Delaware Tuesday to discuss the future of energy jobs in the US.

 


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The ACLU of Delaware announced the creation of the Coalition for Smart Justice Monday, and launched a website featuring interviews with the four Attorney General candidates, highlighting their positions on the Coalition’s criminal justice reform agenda.

 


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