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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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A working group set up by Gov. John Carney began fast-track talks on whether an offshore wind farm would improve Delaware’s environment and economy without exposing electric ratepayers or tax payers to excessive costs.


The U.S. Department of Education rescinded Obama-era directives and issued interim guidelines last month to schools, colleges and universities on handling complaints of sexual violence on campus.

Some groups are praising the move by Education Secretary Betsy Devos, saying it supports more due process protections for the accused. But others argue she is weakening protections for victims.


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There are approximately 74,000  veterans living in Delaware, and for many of them, the most difficult battle took place here at home as they re-entered civilian life.

Women made up 30 percent of the General Assembly in 2006, but this year, they make up only 20 percent – and will lose at least one of their numbers next year when State Majority Whip Margaret Rose Henry retires at the end of her term.

But one group is trying to change that number. Delaware ERANow launching Ready to Run Delaware this month, a training program that seeks to teach women in the First State how to engage in state and local politics, and specifically, run for elective office.

Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne sat down with Delaware ERANow's Suzanne Moore to discuss the program and the state of women in Delaware politics.

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A recent poll from the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication asked Americans the question: do people in your community view Muslims as being more “us” or more “them.”

Almost three quarters of Americans, 71 percent, said more “them.”


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In 2010, 57% of all pregnancies in Delaware were unintended, the highest rate in the nation. That year, the federal and state governments spent over $94 million on unintended pregnancies in the First State.

 

With more than $10 million in private funds, the group Upstream USA set out early last year to change those numbers. Through a program called Delaware CAN – which stands for contraceptive access now – health professionals have begun training pediatric, primary care and OB/GYN practices on how to deliver same-day contraceptive care: including how to insert long-acting reversible contraception, called LARC. They’ve also deployed marketing campaigns to reach out to women in potential need of contraception.

 

While there isn’t data yet to show if there’s been a definite decrease in unplanned pregnancies, over 500 First State healthcare providers have been trained.

 

Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly spoke to one Delaware woman about how the program has helped her. Her name has been changed to protect her privacy.


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Delaware Shakespeare is presenting As You Like It during its 2017 Community Tour .


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Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins frontman, William Patrick Corgan will play The Grand Opera House this month.

 

It's part of his newly announced North American Tour in support of his second solo album Ogilala.

 

 


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