Delaware Public Media

Sophia Schmidt

Reporter/Youth Media Producer

Sophia Schmidt is a Delaware native. She comes to Delaware Public Media from NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, DC, where she produced arts, politics, science and culture interviews, and contributed to Gracie Award-winning coverage of the #MeToo Movement. She previously wrote about education and environment for The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA. She graduated from Williams College, where she studied environmental policy and biology, and covered environmental events and local renewable energy for the college paper.  Sophia enjoys throwing pottery, hiking and cooking for family and friends.

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A group of environmental advocates plan to converge on Rodney Square in Wilmington Saturday morning.

They’ll be led by high schoolers.

Adil Ismaaeel

A community health fair to raise awareness about resources available to prevent STDs and teen pregnancies is scheduled in Wilmington Saturday.

The City of Newark has moved forward in its search for its next City Manager.

The first round of interviews for the position was held last week by the City Council. Two candidates are moving forward in the recruitment process.

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New Castle County broke ground on a new neighborhood park Thursday.

The small one-acre park in Edgemoor Gardens will feature a playground, a basketball court and a paved walking trail when it’s finished.


Dr. Sandra Gibney of St. Francis Hospital’s emergency department, Holly Rybinski of Brandywine Counselling, and Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long rode along with EMS to deliver the Narcan free of charge to a few small encampments.


City of Wilmington

Construction on The Overlook at Rockford Falls started in January, and city officials welcomed its future residents with a groundbreaking ceremony Monday.


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Public libraries across the state are hosting programs that get kids reading—and rapping— as part of the Summer Library Challenge.

Roughly twenty kids learned about vowels, syllables and rhyming at the Kirkwood library Tuesday.

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DNREC gave residents the chance to comment Monday on a proposed EPA action to deny Delaware’s petitions for cleaner air.



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The Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware is working with the EPA and DNREC to clean up a state-owned parcel with historical significance.


Courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society. © Hank Willis Thomas. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

The Delaware Art Museum is opening a new exhibition that reflects on the 1968 occupation of Wilmington by the National Guard.