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. 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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2017 Delaware Farmers Markets

Farmers markets in New Castle County are open for business again.  Five county-run markets started a new season last week.


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Delaware beaches, boardwalks and mansions are being showcased in a new promotional video produced by the state Tourism Office.

The East Coast’s largest free Jazz fest will feature R&B singer-songwriter Brian McKnight, Cuban Jazz icon Arturo Sandoval, Wilmington natives Ernie Watts and Sara Lazarus, and more.

Proposed legislation allowing Delaware counties with a population of over 500,000 to collect a lodging tax of up to three percent was joined this week by a bill seeking to let municipalities do the same.


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Residents across the state are supposed to head to the polls for school board elections next Tuesday.  But one organization is concerned voters won’t show up.

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A group of former top executives at Wilmington Trust has been found guilty in a federal fraud trial.

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Creative District Wilmington’s “Rock Lot” kicked off its first full season of programming last night with dancing monks and a drum circle.

The West Center City pocket park was filled with music by the visiting Dancing Monks of Assam, a circle of amateur drummers and a crowd of jubilant onlookers.

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Senators Coons and Carper and Congresswoman Blunt Rochester toured Nemours’ research labs at the Dupont Experimental Station Tuesday.


The Nemours biomedical research facility is one of the anchors of the reimagined Experimental Station site.

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Three Delaware forests were inducted into the national Old Growth Forest Network as part of last week’s observance of Arbor Day.

Photo courtesy of the Delaware Department of Agriculture

Last week, a group of Gambian dignitaries visited Delaware.

The group included Gambian First Lady Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow and Minister of Agriculture Omar Jallow.