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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Vicki Wasserman, Courtesy of Network Delaware

Several local immigrant rights organizations plan to rally this Saturday at Legislative Hall in Dover, in solidarity with family separation protests across the country.

 


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The Delaware Department of Correction finished training a new class of correctional employees last week.

 


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New Castle County Council approved rezoning of the Cavaliers Country Club property in Newark Tuesday night by a vote of 10-2, with one councilmember absent.


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Rockwood Mansion in Wilmington is beginning restoration of its rare, historic “gas house.”

 


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First year residents at Christiana Care got a sense of the challenges faced by those living in poverty on Thursday.

 


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Sweeney’s Bakery—a beloved mom-and-pop shop in Brandywine Hundred— closed its doors after a 60 year run last weekend.

 

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Downtown Visions dedicated a new community garden on 4th and Orange Streets in downtown Wilmington today.

 


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The City of Wilmington and partner agencies held an open house Tuesday to show off plans for the wetland park they believe will help alleviate flooding issues in the Southbridge neighborhood.

 


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School safety was the subject of a forum moderated by state Senator Stephanie Hansen Monday.


From Delaware Juneteenth Association's Facebook page

Wilmington’s Christian Love Worship Cathedral observes Juneteenth tonight.

The holiday, which is celebrated across the country, commemorates the day the last slaves in the US were freed in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865.

 


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