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Embracing the spirit of its name (The Green in Dover and the New Castle Green), The Green provides an open-air meeting place for Delawareans to discuss events, consider issues and share ideas. This radio and online magazine presents the highest quality Delaware news and information. Through informed reporting, nuanced storytelling and in-depth interviews, The Green reaches past stereotypes and knee-jerk reactions to encourage a fuller, more robust discovery of Delaware, today.

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The much-anticipated plans to remake the former GM Boxwood Road plant in Newport into a giant logistics center may be accelerating.

A new player has emerged in the process, taking on a significant piece of the 142-acre site earlier this month.

Who is this new player, and what can we divine from their entry into this project? Those are questions contributor Jon Hurdle tackles in his latest piece.

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This week’s frigid temps and the avalanche of emails you may be receiving about pre-Black Friday deals are a sure indication that – even with Thanksgiving still two weeks away – the holiday shopping season is here.

So, how does this year’s season shape up for retailers and consumers?

Each year, we turn to contributor Eileen Dallabrida for answers.  She says expectations for 2019 are high, and notes some new trends are taking hold.

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A Cheyney University professor and painter is helping mark Native American Heritage Month with a mural depicting the story of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.



The Delaware Historical Society is embarking on a new effort to help preserve another part of First State history – and make it available to researchers and the public.

The Jewish Historical Society of Delaware was founded in 1974 and since then has worked to acquire, preserve, and publish material pertaining to the history of Jewish settlement and Jewish life in Delaware.

But it hasn’t had a truly functional physical home. So it is teaming up with The Delaware Historical Society to transform the Coxe House, one of the Historical Society’s buildings on Willingtown Square in Wilmington, into a space that can properly store objects and archival material and make them accessible.

For this week’s Enlighten Me, the Delaware Historical Society’s executive director David Young joins us to discuss the project and the Campaign for the Coxe House  that launched this month to start raising funds for it.

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The Environmental Protection Agency sought public input last summer on several options for possible regulation of the drinking water contaminant perchlorate.

The substance used in rocket propellants and fireworks has been shown to affect thyroid function. According to the EPA, perchlorate has been found in public drinking water systems to the degree that it presents a “public health concern.”

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with an environmental engineer at the University of Delaware about technology he has developed to remove this emerging contaminant from drinking water.

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A new book from a Harrington author allows readers to take a step back in time.


“Harrington Through Time: A Hometown Story” was written by Douglas Poore, a lifelong Harrington resident and public servant.



This week, The Green offers the latest edition of the Direction Democracy podcast from the University of Delaware Center for Political Communication.

This podcast is part of the Center for Political Communications' upcoming National Agenda series – Direction Democracy – which this fall will examine where we’ve been, where we are going, and the current state of democracy in the United States.

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