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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U.S. Department of Justice announced this week it’s deploying over 300 federal prosecutors to “priority” areas to fight violent crime and the opioid epidemic, as well as help enforce immigration laws.


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The Wilmington Renaissance Corporation is gearing up for a leadership change.

The community development non-profit behind the redevelopment of the LOMA district and the launch of Wilmington’s Creative District announced Monday its longtime managing director is resigning.


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The state Senate Labor Committee held a second hearing following up on claims that a job training program exploited trainees.


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A blue school bus emblazoned with a smiling carrot and carton of milk will be driving around Brandywine School District this summer.

It’s the district’s newest solution to feeding kids when school’s out—a school bus retrofitted as a food truck.


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The Red Clay Consolidated School District is the first district in New Castle County to deploy an emergency communications app in all of its buildings.

Courtesy of Olga Zapata

The state Department of Health and Social Services has released a plan for managing the healthcare needs of children with medical complexity.


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The roughly $60 million project that began last summer now heads into its second phase.


New Castle County Council introduced last night an alternative budget proposal for next fiscal year, replacing the County Executive’s proposal that was shot down last week.


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Construction on the City of Wilmington’s latest hotel is officially  underway. The Buccini/Pollin Group broke ground on a new 120-room Homewood Suites on the Wilmington Riverfront Tuesday.


A June 19th referendum in Newark will decide whether the city borrows nearly $28 million.

The plan would mainly pay for improvements to aging parts of the city’s sewer and water systems.