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Megan Pauly

Reporter/Youth Media Producer

Megan Pauly is a reporter for WDDE, and a youth media producer for WDDE's collaboration with Wilmington's Mount Pleasant High School youth radio station, WMPH 91.7.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, Megan comes to Delaware from the Washington D.C. metro area, where she worked as Communications Director and Grant Writer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Montgomery County, Maryland. She's interned for KMUW and NPR Berlin, freelanced for WAMU's newsmagazine Metro Connection and its digital music vertical, Bandwidth, and helped former NPR foreign correspondent Jacki Lyden launch her podcast "The Seams," exploring the intersection of fashion and anthropology. Additionally, she's written about mental health for NPR's Shots Blog, Mic, and The Atlantic. Megan is passionate about all things related to mental health and social justice, having worked on the Medill Justice Project while in graduate school. She is also very excited to explore other topics in the Delaware area such as education and business among others.

When she's not brainstorming new story ideas, Megan can be found exploring nature as well as local art and music scenes. She has a bachelors degree in international business from Wichita State University, and a master's in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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Delaware’s Black Caucus now has its first official headquarters location in Wilmington. It’s State Representative Stephanie Bolden’s childhood home, which she donated to the group.


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In part two of our History Matters series on Delaware and the Underground Railroad, we turn to fugitive narratives - pamphlets published before, during and after the Civil War by runaway slaves or abolitionists helping them.

 

The narratives provide first-hand accounts of what life was like for those fugitives while enslaved, during their journies to freedom, and even life after freedom.

 

 

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President Trump recently announced his administration is taking a proactive approach to targeting – and deporting – illegal immigrants living in the United States.

And while a federal program allows for the Dept. of Homeland Security to train local and state law enforcement officers to work as de facto federal immigration officers, no officers locally in Delaware say they’re participating.

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Gov. John Carney is directing the state to create a uniform anti-discrimination policy.

Carney signed an Executive Order Wednesday mandating the policy be in place April 1st and include a single set of complaint procedures for state employees.


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Governor John Carney addressed the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission Tuesday evening.


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The Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) has overhauled its leadership.  

An entirely new slate of board members sworn in Monday evening - a response to questions about the way the previous board handed its business and WHA finances.


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The Siegel Jewish Community Center in North Wilmington was evacuated briefly Monday morning following a bomb threat.

A new book from a local professor is bringing to light a unique story about slavery and a Founding Father. It’s the story of Ona Judge, a runaway slave.


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In honor of African American History Month, this week's History Matters -produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society - is the first in a two-part look at stories from the Underground Railroad.

 

First up is the story of Quaker abolitionist Thomas Garrett and his watershed trial of 1848. Garrett was a key figure working as a Station Master on Delaware’s portion of the Underground Railroad – helping thousands of slaves make the trek across the Delmarva Peninsula and escape north to freedom.

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Delaware’s Department of Education is set to release its final Every Student Succeeds Act draft plan next week.

 

Some parents like Solange Clarke are anxious to discover what it includes for pre-K and kindergarten education.


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