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Cab Calloway School of the Arts celebrates 25th anniversary

Born of desperation and nurtured through an unsteady childhood, the Cab Calloway School of the Arts is now a respected adult in the world of Delaware public education – 25 years old and going strong.

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The University of Delaware needs to fill a key leadership role.

UD president Dennis Assanis announced Friday that Provost Domenico Grasso is stepping down, effective October 15.

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New Castle County is making a medication more readily available to first responders to help them combat overdose deaths.

The county and Wilmington’s Greenhill Pharmacy have armed 21 volunteer fire companies with 10 boxes of Narcan — more than a year’s supply.


Reese Lukei

Osprey, like bald eagles, are a comeback story.

Their eggs were destroyed by the pesticide DDT, until it was banned in 1972, when there were only about 1,400 breeding pairs of osprey around the bay. By the late 1970s scientists began seeing osprey in southeastern Virginia, according to Reese Lukei, who monitors osprey nests in that region, along with Chrystal Matthews for the William and Mary Center for Conservation and Biology and the Virginia Aquarium.

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Tourists visiting the Chesapeake Bay region have plenty of options: boating, fishing, dining and more.

But one particular type of tourism that has grown over the last five years gets those visitors thinking about the natural environment around them: Ecotourism.

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Music is back in the air on the campus of the University of Delaware this month as UD’s Department of Music opens its 2017-2018 Fall Concert season.

For our latest Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele sat down with UD Department of Music spokeswoman Diana Milburn and UD’s Director of Orchestral Activities Dr. James Anderson discuss the school’s music program and learn more about some of the performers scheduled for this season.


Autism Delaware is busy this fall.  It’s Blue Jean Ball is this week and it has its Fall Auction Gala coming up November 11th.

Both events help support individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) statewide

But that’s not all the organization is doing.  It’s also advocating on multiple issues – including education.

With those events happening and the school year just underway – we thought it would be a good time to check in with Autism Delaware about its efforts.  And in this week’s Enlighten Me - we chat with Autism Delaware development director David Woods and the organization’s public policy and community outreach director Alex Eldreth.

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Saturday marks the second anniversary of Jeremy McDole’s death. In 2015, the 28-year-old wheelchair-bound African American was shot and killed by Wilmington police officers. Two years later, an updated use force policy for the city hasn’t been finalized.

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State and City of Wilmington officials are touting transportation infrastructure investments being made throughout the First State’s largest city.

Over $258 million is being spent on 20 projects planned or already underway in Wilmington.

Nick Ciolino

Gov. John Carney signed three transportation bills into law Thursday

The Delaware Public Archives recently unveiled a new exhibition featuring the creations of Wilmington forged-glass artist Marci Tauber.