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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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  • Last year, state lawmakers unanimously passed a bill requiring the state to set health limits for at least two PFAS chemicals in drinking water.The so-called “forever chemicals” are linked to some cancers and other serious health issues – and have been found at sites across the state.As the new year begins, contributor Jon Hurdle reports there’s already progress being made toward settling on what these levels should be.
  • Gov. John Carney has spent the last two months pitching his “Wilmington Learning Collaborative.”He believes the plan will transform the city’s underperforming elementary and middle schools, in part because of similar reform initiatives he says have worked elsewhere – including Springfield, Massachusetts.This week, contributor Larry Nagengast takes a closer look at the Springfield Empowerment Zone – and how it might influence Carney’s proposal for Wilmington.
  • Adolescents between 12-17 can now receive a COVID vaccine booster five months after their initial series of shots.But how many will take advantage? COVID vaccination rates among eligible kids of all ages are lagging in the First State.A recently published Nemours Children’s Health study offers some insight into why some parents are hesitant to get their children vaccinated.The study’s co-leads, Dr. Ly Phan and Paul Enlow, join us to dig into the data and what it tells us.
  • The founders of Dogfish Head Brewery and a longtime employee teamed up to write The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures - chronicling the history of the craft brewery through photos, stories and co-worker profiles.And in this week’s Arts Playlist - Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele is joined Sam and Mariah and Andrew Greeley to discuss the book.
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  • Delaware expects to make moves to clean up the state’s water this year, and one of the first is in Sussex County where a more reliable source of water and wastewater services is coming to a community previously plagued by unsanitary conditions.It’s the pilot project of the Governor’s Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities.Delaware Public Media’s Rebecca Baer spoke with DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin about the program and this first project at the Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park in Lewes.
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27th - honoring the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and other victims of the Nazi regime.For one Delaware resident, those atrocities are hard to forget.Delaware Public Media's Rebecca Baer sat down with Holocaust survivor Ann Jaffe to hear her story
  • A filmmaker and videographer is bringing Wilmington its first ever Black film festival later this year.In this week’s Arts Playlist, Dirty Popcorn Black Film Festival founder Jet Phynx and festival director Ryan Eagen chat with Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele.
  • From time to time, we like to highlight work from student journalists at both the high school and college level.Delaware Public Media partners with McKean and Mount Pleasant High Schools in the Red Clay and Brandywine school districts, as well as Polytech High School in Kent County to expose students to radio journalism.And in this week’s Enlighten Me, we bring you recent stories from students in the radio career pathway at Mount Pleasant High.
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