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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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State employees make Delaware run, doing jobs that run the gamut. But now we can add artist to that list.

In our latest Arts Playlist, Delaware Division of the Arts Deputy Director Kristin Pleasanton  takes our own Mark Arehart on a tour of the State Employee Art Exhibition.


University of Delaware's Special Collections

In part two of our History Matters series on Delaware and the Underground Railroad, we turn to fugitive narratives - pamphlets published before, during and after the Civil War by runaway slaves or abolitionists helping them.

 

The narratives provide first-hand accounts of what life was like for those fugitives while enslaved, during their journies to freedom, and even life after freedom.

 

 

NASA/JPL-Caltech

In 1999, a University of Delaware professor discovered a red dwarf star 235 trillion miles away from Earth.

 

But little did he know that almost 20 years later, a NASA telescope would reveal seven potentially Earth-like planets surrounding that star.

 

 

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Members of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission will meet Tuesday (Feb. 28) to review a study on the financial impact of moving six schools in Wilmington from the Christina School District into the Red Clay Consolidated School District, kicking off the second year of their effort to improve the quality of educational services offered in the city’s fragmented public schools.


Many Delawareans make short trek across the border to Chadds Ford, PA to visit the Brandywine Museum of Art. And now the museum is partnering with ARTZ Philadelphia to help people with dementia make that same trek and discuss the museum’s artwork.

 

In our latest Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Mark Arehart talked with ARTZ Philadelphia Susan Shifrin says these groups use the artwork as a springboard to talk about their own lives and build up self-esteem. about "Meet Me at the Museum and Make Memories" at the Brandywine River Museum.


Delaware Historical Society

In honor of African American History Month, this week's History Matters -produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society - is the first in a two-part look at stories from the Underground Railroad.

 

First up is the story of Quaker abolitionist Thomas Garrett and his watershed trial of 1848. Garrett was a key figure working as a Station Master on Delaware’s portion of the Underground Railroad – helping thousands of slaves make the trek across the Delmarva Peninsula and escape north to freedom.

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Three years ago wasn’t the first time cancer entered the household of Gregg and Stacey Bacchieri. 

 

The Kennett Square, Pa residents had been through it before, when Stacey was diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago.


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The Delmarva Peninsula lies under the Atlantic Migratory flyway, a path waterfowl migrate through. As Europe deals with recent outbreaks of a severe strain of Avian Influenza, some local poultry growers worry that just one infected bird passing through the region could contaminate and kill whole flocks of chickens.

 

That’s why poultry growers across Delmarva take precautions to avoid the possibility of the virus traveling from outside of the farm to the respiratory systems of their chickens. And research is being done that could help farmers better understand waterfowl patterns so they can prepare for when the virus surfaces.

 


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