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Embracing the spirit of its name (The Green in Dover and the New Castle Green), The Green will provide an open-air meeting place for Delawareans to discuss events, consider issues and share ideas. This radio and online magazine will present the highest quality Delaware news and information. Through informed reporting, nuanced storytelling and in-depth interviews, The Green reaches past stereotypes and knee-jerk reactions to encourage a fuller, more robust discovery of Delaware, today.

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Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Artesian Water Resources has been given the go-ahead by the state to construct a new wastewater treatment and storage facility north of Milton.

Once it’s finished, poultry giant Allen Harim will stop discharging its treated wastewater into Beaverdam Creek and will send it to Artesian’s facility instead. That water will then be sprayed onto several fields in Milton.

Many residents oppose this plan, worrying their wells will be contaminated.

But a resident who lives next to Beaverdam Creek says this move by the two partners will help clean up the creek.

Delaware Public Media’s Katie Peikes sat down with that resident, Jeanette Wagner, to talk about what she has seen in the creek over the years and what she thinks of Allen Harim and Artesian’s agreement.

Retailers and shoppers are anticipating a flurry of activity for the winter holidays, with sales expected to be the merriest since 2005.

Consumers also are changing the way they shop, with online purchases expected to surpass sales at brick-and-mortar stores for the first time.

By Trogain (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Toys and apparel are traditionally at the top of holiday wish lists. But there’s a big slice of the retail pie beyond retro 1980s Power Rangers and rain gear in high-tech fabrics.

This year, there’s a strong trend toward experiential gifts, as well as treats to be enjoyed at home.

Photo from Harper Collins Publishers

An eight-year Marine Corp veteran and author who has written a new book was in Rehoboth Beach this week.

Craig Grossi's book is titled, “Craig and Fred:  A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other.”



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In 2011, then Gov. Jack Markell signed an initiative to launch dual language immersion programs in the state’s public schools starting at the Kindergarten level. There are now twelve school districts in the First State using these programs -- some which teach Chinese, and others which teach Spanish.

The state considers them a success and they continue to expand to more schools and up the K-12 ladder.  But just how well are they working?  Are they making a measurable difference with students?  Those are questions Delaware State University Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics Dr. Brody Bluemel hopes to answer.  Bluemel was recently awarded a three-year grant of more than $240,000 by the U.S. Department of Education to research the effectiveness of these programs so far.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino speaks with Bluemel about his approach to evaluating language immersion, and the potential benefit Delaware could see from implementing these programs on an unprecedented scale.

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Larry Nagengast

Two years after the passage of the legislation that made it possible, the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank is now building an inventory of blighted and abandoned city properties  and is looking for buyers who are eager to transform blocks, even neighborhoods, that have fallen on hard times.

Photo from Urban Sketchers Facebook Page; DE Chapter members

In September 2016, a group of local artists got together and created an informal sketching group, meeting once a month and alternating locations among Delaware’s three counties.

Now, those same local artists have become an official Chapter of International Urban Sketchers.


Delaware ChoralArts


Delaware ChoralArts is preparing for its 2017-2018 season.

Delaware ChoralArts has brought a diverse array of choral music to the Wilmington region for more than 33 years.