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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 Department of Correction recently graduated a class of new Correctional Employees from training, but hundreds of vacancies remain.

 


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New Castle County is launching an initiative to make biking and walking trails more practical for commuting.


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Jury selection started Monday in the first of several trials connected to the deadly Vaughn prison riot.


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Housing providers in New Castle County learned how to better respect the rights of their tenants and residents this week—  during a fair housing workshop held by the state Division of Human Relations.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt was there has more on how the Division fights housing discrimination in the state.


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Wilmington City Council approved an ordinance establishing tax and water/sewer stabilization funds Thursday.

The legislation passed with a vote of ten in favor, one present and two absent.

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Wilmington City Council has passed an ordinance that aims to limit children’s consumption of sugary beverages.


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The U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware has announced indictments against six individuals.


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On a warm Wednesday night this week, roughly twenty kids played flag football on the field at Eden Park.


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The Delaware Division of Human Relations held a public fair housing workshop Tuesday.

 


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Gov. Carney signed a bill Monday that advocates are calling a big win for free-roaming cats and their caretakers.


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