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Delmarva Today 12-3-21 (Part 1) Transgender & The Military, Changing Images of Black Women

Serving openly as a transgender member of the military is just the latest development in the fight for gay rights. Their personal stories are compiled in a new book entitled, "With Honor and Dignity: Transgender Troops in their Own Words". Host Don Rush talks with with one of the editors Bree Fram about their experience. Then, Rush looks at the changing images of Black women in America with Tamara Winfrey Harris, author of "The Sisters are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in

Delmarva Today 12-3-21 (Part 1) Transgender & The Military, Changing Images of Black Women

Essay: White Nationalism in a Changing America

With the nation's demographic change and the debate over racial issues white nationalism has become more visible and more acceptable in some quarters. Salisbury University Emeritus Professor Michael O'Loughlin ponders how deep that movement goes.

Implications of of New Omicron Variant

The omicron variant of COVID 19 has been found in the United States. And, scientists are scrambling to see if the current vaccines will withstand the virus. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Dr. James Trumble, vice president of clinical integration at TidalHealth Peninsual Regional in Salisbury, about what we know so far.

MD Comptroller Expects Strong Holiday Sales

Expectations are high for strong retail sales this holiday season after over a year of the COVID 19 pandemic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot who says he expects the state to rebound next year.

Giving Tuesday: American Red Cross Needs Blood Donations

Today is Giving Tuesday and non-profit organizations around the country are seeking help. One of those is the American Red Cross which says it is experiencing a lower than usual infusion of blood donations. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with the organization's President and CEO Gail McGovern about the impact of the pandemic on the blood supply.

Delmarva Today 11-26-21 (Part 1) Unique Shelters for the Homeless

Two unique projects are in the works to help shelter the homeless in Delaware. The sites will provide individual sleeping quarters as well as other assistance to transition their clients to live on their own. Host Don Rush talked with Judson Malone, executive director of Springboard Collaborative, about the project.

Unique Homeless Shelter Projects in Delaware (Delmarva Today Preview)

A new effort is underway to provide shelter for the homeless in Delaware. The non-profit Springboard Collaborative has plans for unique sites in Georgetown and Lewes. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with the organization's executive director Judson Malone about the new project. Here is an excerpt from the full interview which will be aired on Delmarva Today this Friday at 9 a.m. on WSDL 90.7 FM.

Unique Homeless Shelter Projects in Delaware (Delmarva Today Preview)

Conversation with Pianist Anthony Wonsey 11/22/21

After attending Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, Anthony Wonsey emerged in the early nineties as one of the most adept young pianists on the American jazz scene. Now in his late forties, Wonsey has worked with a who's who of modern jazz including Kenny Garrett, Nicholas Payton, Elvin Jones and Roy Hargrove. Recently, he spoke with WESM's Peter Solomon about his pathway into music, some of the musicians who mentored him and the making of his new Cellar records release Lorraine's

WOKE HISTORY: This Land Is Their Land

David J. Silverman (Ph.D., Princeton, 2000) is the director of graduate studies and a history professor at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Silverman specializes in Native American, Colonial American, and American racial history. He has authored five books, the most recent of which is This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving. Opinions expressed in this podcast are not necessarily those of WESM 91.3 FM, Delmarva

Monday Protest for Trial of Ocean City Arrests in Viral Vaping Incidents

Four African American youth will be facing charges stemming from vaping arrests in Ocean City on Monday. Cell phone video of the arrests sparked protests with officers using a taser and kneeing suspects. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Carl Snowden, convener of the Caucus of African American Leaders, about a demonstration that will take place outside the Worcester County courthouse on Monday morning.

Monday Protest for Trial of Ocean City Arrests in Viral Vaping Incidents