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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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Creative District Wilmington’s “Rock Lot” kicked off its first full season of programming last night with dancing monks and a drum circle.

The West Center City pocket park was filled with music by the visiting Dancing Monks of Assam, a circle of amateur drummers and a crowd of jubilant onlookers.

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Senators Coons and Carper and Congresswoman Blunt Rochester toured Nemours’ research labs at the Dupont Experimental Station Tuesday.


The Nemours biomedical research facility is one of the anchors of the reimagined Experimental Station site.

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Three Delaware forests were inducted into the national Old Growth Forest Network as part of last week’s observance of Arbor Day.

Photo courtesy of the Delaware Department of Agriculture

Last week, a group of Gambian dignitaries visited Delaware.

The group included Gambian First Lady Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow and Minister of Agriculture Omar Jallow.


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.