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During the Civil Rights era – beauty shops played an important role in African American women’s politics.

Delaware is celebrating Harriet Tubman Day with a string of weekend events celebrating her life and role in Delaware’s Underground Railroad.

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Many people listen to the radio in their cars, or if they're a little old school maybe they listen to a tabletop radio at home. But how many people think about the layout of the radio dial or how the knobs and buttons feel in their fingers? 

In our latest Enlighten Me segment,  Delaware Public Media's Mark Arehart chats with author Danielle Shapiro.  They discuss Shapio's new book on industrial designer John Vassos, the man who made radio and television a pleasure to interact with and how the research library at the Hagley Museum in Wilmington helped unearth his work.

The University of Delaware is one and done in the Colonial Athletic Association’s women’s basketball tournament at James Madison University.

The Blue Hens fell to William and Mary 59-44 in the CAA  quarterfinals.

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Delaware State was dismissed quickly from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament in Norfolk, Virginia.

Bethune-Cookman ousted the Hornets Tuesday,  downing DSU 69-62 in the MEAC tourney’s opening round.

Down 10 – 44-34 – in the second half, Del State rallied to tie the game at 50 with just over 5 minutes left.  But Bethune-Cookman responded with a 13-3 run to pull away for good.

Brandon Tabb led the Wildcats with a game-high 21 points. DeVaughn Mallory scored a  the Hornets with 16 points

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Delaware hunters harvested a record breaking number of deer this season.


Hunters killed more than 14,700 deer in the 2016-2017 season, up 60 from last year.

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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.



The First State Heritage park is celebrating notable females in Delaware history with events in Dover this weekend.

A new book from a local professor is bringing to light a unique story about slavery and a Founding Father. It’s the story of Ona Judge, a runaway slave.

Delaware is pulling out all the stops to help get you outside this spring.


The state parks department launched a website last week that can help you find the nearest outdoor recreation area wherever you are.