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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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The Delaware Theatre Company has announced its lineup for the 2017-2018 season.  

In our latest Arts Playlist, our own Mark Arehart talked with Andy Truscott, the company’s director of marketing and development, about what people can expect from the DTC in the coming year.


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As a state on the Atlantic seaboard with low elevation, Delaware is especially concerned with coastal issues, and those issues are the focal point of the Delaware Sea Grant program at the University of Delaware.

 

But Delaware Sea Grant and 32 other sea grant programs in the U.S. face an uncertain future under President Trump’s recent budget proposal.  That cuts $250 million in funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants, including the entire sea grant program.

 

Delaware Public Media’s Katie Peikes explains what that would mean in the First State.

 

 


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With the state’s $350 million budget crunch putting in jeopardy approval of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission’s plan to improve opportunities for low-income students and English-language learners, a nearly-complete study of the proposal’s fiscal impact muddies the financial waters even further.


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Lawmakers were back in Dover this week, restarting the session after a break for budget hearings.  And after a quiet start in January, things are starting to pick up.  A cabinet nominee was pulled out of limbo and some bills were  introduced.

But perhaps the most notable news this week was the latest moves made in the wake of the February prison hostage stand-off at Vaughn Correctional Facility that left one correctional officer dead.

Our political reporter James Dawson has been tracking it all and offers his perspective .

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The Delaware Art Museum is putting youth artwork up on its walls for the “12 x 12 Exhibition,” a showcase for First State teenagers to exhibit on the small scale.


Autism Delaware holds one of its major fundraisers, the annual Walk for Autism, over the first two weekends in April.  There’s a walk in Lewes at Cape Henlopen State Park April 1st, then another a week later, April 8th, at Fox Point State Park in North Wilmington. The events are expected to draw 3,000 walkers and aim to raise $250,000 for Autism Delaware’s programs and services.

In between, Autism Delaware will be at Legislative Hall April 6th for is Smart Cookie Day, bringing families affected by autism to meet with lawmakers and advocate for legislation that can help support services to those families.

With all of that coming up, this week’s Enlighten Me focuses on Autism Delaware where we interview the organization’s public policy and community outreach director Alex Eldreth and Katina Demetriou, director of its Adult employment program, known as the POW&R program.


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Throughout his campaign last year - and here at the start of his term in office - Gov. John Carney emphasized the state’s Department of Education would look much different under his watch.  He's promised a shift from its regulatory role to a support role

What exactly that will look like is still a bit unclear, but we do know that the person in charge of making it happen is Carney’s choice for Education Secretary – former Indian River School District superintendent Susan Bunting.

Contributor Larry Nagengast spent time with Bunting recently to get some insight into what's next for DOE.


In the summer of 2016 the Dover Police Department teamed up with an addiction recovery center to divert opiate users into treatment and away from crime, jail or death.

 

Less than a year later, police departments around the First State are looking at Dover's ANGEL Program as a model they could adopt.  

 


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