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The Newark mayoral race was left wide open when current mayor Polly Sierer announced she would not seek a third term.

Previously, The Green brought you interviews with candidates Catherine Ciferni, Jerry Clifton and Kasai Guthrie.

This week, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks to the fourth person running — Brandon Farzad.

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Girls Incorporated of Delaware is statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to “inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold.”

And Girls Inc Board President Jessica Scarane says the group is honoring three women leaders who reflect that mission at its 30th Annual Strong, Smart, and Bold luncheon next week.

The honorees are State Rep. Krista Griffth, Chandra Pitts, the founder of One Village Alliance, which helps children in underserved communities and LGBTQ activist and author Sarah McBride.

Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller spoke to Scarane about Girls Inc programs and the March 15 luncheon.

Jamie Wyeth, Portrait of Phyllis Mills, 1967, Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in. The Phyllis and Jamie Wyeth Collection

The Brandywine River Museum of Art is honoring the late Phyllis Mills Wyeth.



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The Biomedical research coalition INBRE  is funded by the National Institute of Health and the state of Delaware to improve the medical research infrastructure in the First State.

One of the many research projects being funded is a cooperative effort between the University of Delaware and Nemours to reduce falls and enable physical activity in children with cerebral palsy.

And for this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently sat down with UD researchers Curtis Johnson and Jeremy Crenshaw to discuss how they are combining their individual studies to reach that goal

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The state of Delaware finds itself in court, defending its public school funding system in a lawsuit filed last year.

This week, Delaware Public Media completes an in-depth look at the key issues in the case with Part 2 focusing.  Last week, Part 1 dealt with the controversial issue of  property reassessment.

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Whenever the school funding lawsuit against top state officials and county tax collectors is decided by Vice Chancellor Travis Laster, its outcome will likely have an impact on every school district in Delaware.

But the state’s school districts are, for the most part, sitting on the sidelines as the case plays out.

Dr. Chris Mason (far left) and Dr. Von Homer (center) speak with Gov. John Carney about their research. (Photo by Carlos Holmes)

Kinesiology researchers at Delaware State University have found a way to determine if a person faces a high risk for ankle injuries.



The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / New York Public Library Digital Collections

Last Sunday, the Oscar for Best Picture went to “Green Book.”

The film is based on a true story about a working-class Italian-American man who gets a job as a chauffeur and bodyguard for a gay African-American pianist and drives him through the segregated South of the early 1960s.

But the movie doesn’t delve much into what the Green Book its name after was really all about.

Two years ago, former Delaware Public Media reporter Megan Pauly did, bringing us the story of this safe haven guide created specifically for African American travelers – called The Negro Motorist Green Book - from a First State perspective

Note: This piece orginally aired in June 2017


For a second straight week, Enlighten Me takes us 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 with you a pair of thoughtful features produced at Mount Pleasant’s WMPH.