Delaware Public Media

James Morrison

All Things Considered host/reporter

James Morrison has been reporting and producing news stories for NPR member-stations for half a decade. He recently worked as a producer for Capital Public Radio's daily interview show Insight in Sacramento, California. His reporting has ranged from covering city hall to the largest state legislature in the nation, and from arts organizations to indie bands.  James specializes in telling sound-rich radio stories, some of which have been accepted into international competitions. He enjoys reporting all new stories, especially ones that include food and animals.  James has a degree in government-journalism from Sacramento State University and was recently a Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Fellow. When not in the newsroom, he enjoys cooking, cycling, swimming and relaxing with his wife and cats.  

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This recent bout of warm weather in the First State doesn’t seem to be slowing the spread of the flu virus.

 

The state saw 385 lab confirmed cases of influenza last week (February 12-18), which is a 60 percent jump from 238 cases the week before

 


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A new report from AAA Mid-Atlantic finds that most drivers engage in risky behavior. But one age group clearly stands out from the rest.

 


Some Kent County voters head to the polls next month to fill a vacant Levy Court seat.  Two candidates are vying to replace Democrat Brad Eaby in the Second District, after Eaby decided to step down to take a job with the state. The special election to fill Eaby's seat is set for March 21.

Delaware Public Media’s James Morrison recently sat down with both candidates, Democrat Andrea Kreiner and Republican James Hosfelt to discuss the race and the issues they’re focused on. 

Kreiner was previously as policy advisor to former Gov. Ruth Minner, and currently owns and operates a sustainability-consulting firm in Dover.

Hosfelt currently sits on Dover City Council and is a former Dover police chief.

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The Delaware State Fair has announced this year’s concert series lineup ... and it’s got plenty for country fans.

 


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Delaware’s 25 farmers’ markets showed strong sales last year, despite a wet spring and humid summer. 

 


A recent donation could help researchers in the First State design better treatments for cerebral palsy.

 

Michael and Ericka Hynansky donated $1 million to Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children in early February to establish the Nicholas T. Bracaglia Cerebral Palsy Research Endowed Fund.

 


Thousands of scientists are calling on elected officials in Washington to protect their research from political influence. And Delaware’s two U.S. Senators have joined an effort to answer that call.

 


Delaware is currently the nation’s third most bike friendly state, according to the League of American Bicyclists. But state officials aren’t satisfied with that ranking. 

 

So Delaware’s Department of Transportation is hosting a series of public meetings in late February to find out how it can make the state even more bike friendly.   

 


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Delaware’s roadways are surprisingly clear following this morning’s snow storm.

But Delaware Department of Transportation spokesman Jim Westhoff said you should be on the lookout for two hazards if you’re driving Thursday evening.

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