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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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Gov. John Carney delivered his State of the State address Thursday, offering a mix of reflections on his first three years in office and priorities for the final year of his first term.

Delaware State News reporter Matt Bittle covers state politics and was there for Thursday’s speech and joins Delaware Public Media news director Tom Byrne to discuss what Carney said, lawmakers’ reaction and what else to keep an eye on at Legislative Hall.


The first piece of the expansive REACH Riverside community revitalization project is nearly set to open its doors on Wilmington’s East Side.

The Warehouse – billed as community space “For Teens, By Teens” – could be ready as soon as next month.

Contributor Larry Nagengast takes a closer look at the facility and what its programming will look like.

"Midnight Mass" by Amie Potsic (Delaware Contemporary Photograph)

The Delaware Contemporary has a new lobby installation called Midnight Mass from Philadelphia native Amie Potsic.


And in this week's Arts Playlist, The Delaware Contemporary's Gretchen Hupfel curator of Contemporary Art Kathrine Page talks about the instillation and the artist.


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Planners are taking a look at transportation in Newport several years after a study recommended commuter rail service be restored there. 


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A series of dams along the Brandywine that date back some 200 years are targeted for removal or modification starting this year.

It’s part of an effort to allow shad, eels and other fish to return to their ancestral spawning grounds again for the first time in two centuries.

Contributor Jon Hurdle reports in this effort and its potential impact.

Beau Biden Foundation

The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children recently published an ebook focused on kids’ safety online.


It's called “Seven Things You Don’t Know About Your Child’s Digital Life.”



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Another part of the “Collecting Wilmington: Place, Perspective & Memory” exhibition is now on display.

The exhibition features the sprawling collection of Paul Preston Davis - a retired Delmarva Power executive who spent over four decades gathering Wilmington-centric items -- everything from rare business trade cards, photography and African Americana to rare print materials, and commemorative objects.

“Collecting Wilmington” is rolling out in 5 parts. This week, the third piece was unveiled – featuring sheet music in the collection.  We talk to Delaware Historical Society Chief Curator Leigh Rifenburg to learn more about it.


In this week’s Enlighten Me, we visit to WMPH and Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District, one of the two schools we’ve partnered with on our to our Generation Voice Youth Media project

Students there - and at our other partner WMHS at McKean High School in the Red Clay School District - produce a bevy of interviews and projects on a variety of topics throughout the year. And from time to time we like to highlight some of that work here on The Green.

This week, we share a podcast production.