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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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The best known work from a Lewes sculptor has a new home at the New York Stock Exchange.

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When the historically Lenape Little Union Church in Cheswold, Del. burned down at the end of last month, a piece of history disappeared with it.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt sits down with Chief of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware Dennis Coker and Richard Durham of an associated church about Little Union and it roots in the Lenape community.

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Earlier this fall, Delaware received a $10.4 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education to improve state’s charter school system.

In addtion to supporting efforts to share charter schools' best practices, Delaware's Dept. of Ed. says the money will help add thousands of new charter seats in the First State.

Contributor Larry Nagengast examines the state's initial plans for these funds.

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In the last six-plus school years, about one-third of Delaware’s charter schools have encountered significant enrollment, management or financial problems. Six of them have either closed on their own or had their charters revoked while three others have required some form of intervention by the Department of Education’s Charter School Office.


Nemours Children’s Health System recently appointed Dr. Mary Lee its Enterprise Chief Scientific Officer.

Dr. Lee, a pediatric endocrinologist, has a long history of clinical and laboratory-based research, including long term environmental research on the health implications of nearby chemical factories on children in a small Russian town.

In her new role, Dr. Lee leads Nemours’ efforts to develop better treatments and new cures for children and she recently spoke with Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino about the latest Nemours medical research.

Photo from Lauren E. Peters (self-portrait (lemon), 2017, oil on panel, 24″ x 18″)

There’s a new exhibition on display at the Mezzanine Gallery in the Carvel State Office Building in Wilmington.


It’s by Wilmington resident and painter Lauren E. Peters and is called “Ship of Theseus.

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Occasionally, The Green takes time to highlight work created by students.

This week, we head back to Newark to hear more from student voices at the University Of Delaware, telling stories about issues and topics they find interesting and important.

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House Democratic Caucus

November’s election results produced a Delaware legislature that now more closely reflects the First State’s population.