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Embracing the spirit of its name (The Green in Dover and the New Castle Green), The Green will provide an open-air meeting place for Delawareans to discuss events, consider issues and share ideas. This radio and online magazine will present 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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As rising seas raise more urgent questions about how to defend Delaware’s low-lying shore, environmentalists and state authorities are renewing their advocacy for “living shorelines” as a way of cushioning the impact of higher waters on coastal property and the natural environment.

Delaware secured a one-year partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts last summer to develop strategies on how to deal with the state’s escalating opioid crisis.

Earlier this week, Pew offered a list of wide-ranging recommendations including measures to expand Delaware’s substance abuse workforce and make medication assisted treatment with buprenorphine and methadone more accessible.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino spoke with Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long , chair of the Behavioral Health Consortium, about the Pew recommendations.


The Kent County Theatre Guild (KCTG) at the Patchwork Playhouse in Dover is about to begin its 2019 season.

 

 


Sophia Schmidt / Delaware Public Media

Delaware Public Media recently reported on renowned artist and children’s book author and illustrator Kadir Nelson's work being on display at the Wilmington Library, and Nelson’s visit to meet with local students.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks to Nelson about engaging children and to the head of the Wilmington Public Library, Jamar Rahming, about that institution’s role in the community, especially connecting with kids.


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Education issues are likely to garnet a fair amount of attention from state lawmakers this year.

And one of the people shaping the legislature’s education agenda is  State Rep. Earl Jaques.

House Education Committee Chairman is passionate about ed. policy and has a long list of priorities – including some more controversial proposals revolving around how to address low-performing schools and the referendum process for school funding.

The Glasgow area Democrat recently sat down with Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller to outline what he’d like to accomplish.


The deadline to file as a candidate for mayor of Newark was Monday.

There are now five candidates running to replace Newark's current mayor, Polly Sierer, who announced last month she would not seek a third term.

Previously on the Green, we interviewed one of the candidates - 21 year old UD student Kasai Guthrie.

This week,  Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with two more: Catherine Ciferni and Jerry Clifton.


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The University of Delaware’s Master Players Concert Series Ensemble-in-Residence, 6-WIRE, takes the stage later this month in New York City.

 

And when it plays its sold-out show at Carnegie Hall, the ensemble will be wearing some very special performance attire, thanks to a UD professor and her students.

 

 


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The 2019 Academy Awards will be handed out later this month.  The Oscars are an annual reminder of just how big a part movies play in our nation’s cultural life.

But the way we experience movies today is far different that it used to be – a fact driven home by a new book entitled “ Historic Movie Theaters of Delaware.”

It’s author, Micheal Nazarewycz, digs deep into the history of the places we’ve watched films in the First State and chronicles the changes they gone through over the years.

And in this week’s Enlighten Me, he joins Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne to discuss it.


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