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Being a Delawarean is more than just a geographical coincidence: it’s a state of mind. For honest and open-minded reporting of the issues and events that affect Delawareans, The Green encourages a fuller, more robust discovery of Delaware, enabling Delawareans to learn about and see their state from new perspectives.

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  • The Super Bowl is the single biggest sports betting event each year – and with the Eagles in it this year, plenty of people locally may be interested in putting their money where their mouth is.But even though Delaware had sports betting before most other states, placing wagers here isn’t as easy as it is elsewhere, including neighboring Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.ESPN writer David Purdum joins us to look at sports betting in the First State and offer some advice on betting on football’s biggest game of the year.
  • The long-running legal battle over how Delaware picks judges for some of its courts appears to be over.After five years and two separate cases, the tussle over the state’s judicial balance provisions involving Wilmington lawyer James Adams and Gov. John Carney ends with a consent decree where the Carney Administration concedes part of Delaware’s rules for filling seats on its top-three courts is unconstitutional.Widener University Delaware Law School professor Alan Garfield examines why the Carney Administration moved to settle the dispute now and what it means for how the state appoints judges going forward.
  • Since the mid-1970s, February has been recognized federally as Black History Month.Educators take this time to focus on the Month’s theme and highlight the lives of icons such as Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks. But critics say Black History is American History and should be integrated throughout the school year, not relegated to a single month.Delaware Public Media’s Kyle McKinnon sat down with Delaware State University professor Donna Patterson – Chair of DSU’s Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy, and Africana Studies Program Director – to learn more about how Black history is so entwined in the larger arc of our country that it cannot be separated.
  • William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Maya Angelou are just a few of the great poets who each masterfully wielded words and showcased poetry's uncanny ability to calm, console, and connect us to the minds and feelings of others.Chances are, you’ve read or written poetry in some form. But whether you have or not, you now have an opportunity through Delaware Shakespeare’s ‘Create Your Own Love Poem’ Workshop.In this week’s edition of Arts Playlist, our Kyle McKinnon spoke with Rachel O'Hanlon-Rodriguez – poet, actor, teaching artist, and instructor of Delaware Shakespeare’s poetry workshop – about the workshop and all things poetry.
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  • The long-awaited redevelopment of 420 acres at the old Evraz Claymont Steel site and some of the surrounding area is about to see signs of life.After delays caused by the pandemic and changes to the plans for the site, the First State Crossing project is preparing to begin work on the first piece of its project – a 358,000-square-foot distribution center.Contributor Larry Nagengast explains where things stand and other first steps to make the project a reality.
  • The Delaware General Assembly welcomes its first Gen Z member this session – 26-year-old Sophie Phillips.The Bear resident and University of Delaware grad, Phillips has a master’s degree in environmental policy and was Miss Delaware 2021. She heads to Legislative Hall after winning the 18th House District seat with 70% of the vote – replacing fellow Democrat David Bentz, who chose not to run again.Delaware Public Media’s Rachel Sawicki talks with Phillips this week about being a young person in politics and plans for her freshman term.
  • The Delaware Department of Education recently released its ‘K-12 Mathematics Framework.’It took some eight months to put together and provides resources to support Delaware schools and districts – with the goal of teaching math effectively and equitably statewide.Our Kyle McKinnon caught up with the state Department of Education’s Renee Parsley – a Math Education Associate – and Kathy Kelly – Director of the Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development Workgroup – to learn more about the framework and what it hopes to accomplish.
  • After leading the Delaware Theatre Company for a decade, Artistic and Executive Director Bud Martin is retiring.During his tenure, Martin led the Company to historic success. He increased revenue threefold and doubled subscriptions, while bringing a broad spectrum of high-quality productions to DTC’s Wilmington Riverfront stage.In this week’s edition of Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne sits down with Bud Martin to talk about his time at the Delaware Theatre Company and the legacy he leaves behind.
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