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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 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.


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

Over the next two weeks, Delaware Public Media is taking an in-depth look at the key issues in the case. Part 1 focuses on the controversial issue of  property reassessment.


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As litigation over Delaware’s school funding system proceeds in the state’s Court of Chancery, an interesting side battle has emerged – between the City of Wilmington and New Castle County.

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The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program recently received $6 million in federal funding when President Trump signed legislation keeping the government open through September. The program first received federal support last year when it got $5 million.

Sandra Meola is director of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed and the New Jersey Audubon, which also applied for funding.

Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller recently spoke with her about the restoration program, environmental challenges in the watershed and new projects expected to be announced next month.


Georgetown Speedway

Bobby Allison is coming to Georgetown next month.

Allison is set to serve as the Grand Marshal for the annual Melvin L. Joseph Memorial weekend at the Georgetown Speedway on March 15th and 16th


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