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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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In the fall of 2013, Delaware became the seventh state in the country to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

Among these new science standards, students are expected to learn about climate change, a topic that’s dominated the news, but not the classroom. Teagan Thomas, a science teacher at Las Americas ASPIRA Academy in Newark, introduced the concept of climate change to sixth graders for the first time at the school in the past year.

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Right now, Delaware is in the midst of a race to educate its kids for the future. The state has funded new science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM classes in high schools -- and is pushing districts to write more STEM into younger grades, too.

Education officials are proud of their early successes -- but what happens when school's out for summer? It's up to summer camps to keep STEM on kids' minds -- especially concepts like coding, which they'll soon see at almost all grade levels.

Delaware Public Media's Annie Ropeik visited a pair of STEM camps answering that call by teaching kids kindergarten through eighth grade to create video games.



As lawmakers wrap up their work for the year, we delve into what’s been done – and what hasn’t - in the General Assembly this year with our political analysts Tom Kovach and Darryl Scott.

In this month’s History Matters, we also bring you the second part of our look at the Nanticoke Tribe in Delaware --- its efforts to maintain its identity and the discrimination it’s faced

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State lawmakers gavel out for the year this Tuesday.  As they race to June 30th, we thought the time was right to bring back our political analysts, former state representative Darryl Scott,  a Democrat, and former state rep. and New Castle Co. Council President Tom Kovach, a Republican, to discuss what’s happened and what isn't happening at Legislative Hall this year.

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They’re called Delaware’s Forgotten Folks.


In the second part of a two-part History Matters - produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society, we continue our in-depth look at the Nanticoke Tribe.

Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial comes to Dover

Jun 26, 2015



On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C, designed to travel throughout the U.S.

Beginning Thursday, July 2nd, ‘The Wall That Heals’ will be on display in the First State.

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On the heels of the mass shooting that killed nine people at a historic black church in South Carolina, a Sussex County town is taking its own steps to heal.


They're working to preserve the Richard Allen School in Georgetown. It served as a center of African-American community for nearly a century, but it hasn't been a functioning school in several years.

Now, locals are hoping to see it reopen in a new form. They celebrated a milestone recently, as an official state historic marker was unveiled outside the building.

The Green - June 19, 2015

Jun 19, 2015

It’s crunch time for building a 2016 budget in the General Assembly and negotiations aren’t going well.  Political Reporter James Dawson joins us to let us know where things stand on the budget and other key issues.

With 90,000 music fans descending on Dover this weekend, we talk summer tourism in the First State with Delaware Tourism Office director Linda Parkowski.

This week in the General Assembly

Jun 19, 2015
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Crafting Delaware’s 2016 budget is center stage as the end of this year’s work in the General Assembly looms on June 30th.

Monday, lawmakers got a little help from the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) which added about $33 million to the state’s bottom line in its latest revenue estimate.  But that still leaves a hole to fill – about $30 million – and negotiations between Republican and Democratic leadership is bogged down.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer – but when it comes to tourism in the First State -- it’s here in June that things really get going. 

School is out and people are headed to the beaches and this week 90,000 thousand people are expected to descend on Dover for the 4th edition of the Firefly Music Festival, which will be followed next week by its country cousin – the new Big Barrel festival.