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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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This week on The Green from Delaware Public Media.

The annual Kids Count Fact Book is out - providing the latest data on children's health and well-being in the First State. We take an in-depth look at the 20th edition of this report.

Autism Delaware seeks to build awareness in April

Apr 3, 2015

During the month of April, Autism advocates, including those at Autism Delaware, hope to draw the public's attention to the needs of people and families affected by this complex disorder of brain development.

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Hell hath no fury like a 4th grader scorned.

A class of elementary school students at McVey Elementary School in Newark was behind a 2010 law dubbing the gray fox as Delaware’s state official wildlife animal.

Now just a few years later, lawmakers in Dover are trying to allow state environmental officials to create rules and regulations regarding the hunting and trapping of that same animal.

Delaware Public Media’s James Dawson tells us that in response,  a new crop of 4th graders has taken up the gray fox cause:

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 The history of some of Delaware’s oldest agricultural farms and families are being preserved in paintings.


The Delaware Century Farm Portraits Projects will feature oil paintings of the First State’s oldest Century farms, agricultural properties that have been owned by the same family and farmed continuously for more than 100 years.

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 Next month, the northern long-eared bat will officially gain status as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The decline of this bat species in the First State and beyond has been largely due the spread of a disease called white nose syndrome.

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The 2015 version of the Kids Count in Delaware Fact Book is out - offering the latest snapshot of information on the well-being of children in the First State.

The good news is that dropout rates have dropped dramatically, falling more than half  - to 2.1% - since Kids Count began publishing the data 20 years ago.

Arts Playlist: Delaware's Poet Laureate

Mar 29, 2015

In April, poetry takes center stage with National Poetry Month. Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

Delaware’s Poet laureate JoAnn Balingit says its a great opportunity for readers to rediscover the power of this literary form.

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A year ago, University of Delaware and DNREC announced they would work to expand the state’s electric vehicle charging station network, but that network won't be ready until later this year.

So, what’s it like to take an electric car on a long trip in Delaware now -- before the network is in place? Delaware Public Media’s science reporter Eli Chen followed a couple whose vacation plans involve taking their Nissan Leaf from the top of the state all the way down to the bottom.

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More than five years after the dunes near Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge were first breached by waters from the Delaware Bay, a massive effort to restore the preserve and hold back rising seas from a vulnerable area of the southern Delaware coast is about to begin.

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A new report says parents and coaches still may not know when to seek emergency attention for kids who suffer head injuries or when it’s safe for them return to playing sports, despite increased media attention about concussions.

The study from Nemours found that almost 40 percent of coaches said they would do something other than removing a child from play and not allowing them back before they saw a doctor after a blow to the head.