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  1. Carney takes office, lawmakers tackle abandoned property rules

    01.21 / 01:37 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    After the pomp and circumstance of Gov. John Carney’s inauguration Tuesday, the new governor and lawmakers were are work Wednesday in Dover. Carney started his term by signing his first executive order, creating a taskforce to look at replace the state’s Economic Development Office. He also offered a transition report this week that he intends to help guide the first few months of his administration. Meanwhile, the State Senate passed a bill addressing the way Delaware handles abandoned pro…
  2. Trump Signs Executive Order To 'Ease The Burdens Of Obamacare'

    01.21 / 00:59 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    As promised, President Trump got to work on "Day One," spending some time in the Oval Office in between the inaugural parade and a trio of formal balls. Trump signed an executive order Friday night directing government agencies to "ease the burdens" of Obamacare while the new administration and Congress work toward repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus presented Trump with the order, which he described as: "An executive order minimizing…
  3. First films from First State discovered in Library of Congress

    01.20 / 22:32 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Silent films of Brandywine Springs Park from the early 1900s were recently…
  4. ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says

    01.20 / 12:43 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Two famous ancient structures in the city of Palmyra have been destroyed by ISIS forces, Syria's antiquities chief says. The Tetrapylon and the facade of the city's Roman theater have both been almost completely demolished, the official says, according to NPR's Alison Meuse. "Activist Khaled al-Homsi, who is from Palmyra, shared satellite imagery to Twitter, which appears to confirm the scale of the damage," Alison reports. "The face of the Roman theater is a pile of rubble and only four…
  5. Civic engagement critical issue for new Wilm. Councilwoman Michelle Harlee

    01.20 / 02:18 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Michelle Harlee is one of six new Wilmington city council members now in office. Harlee’s priorities are focused on what she says she’s heard from community members for years – a need for safer communities, beautiful and clean living conditions, and better paying jobs…
  6. Delaware civil rights groups form coalition on eve of Trump inauguration

    01.19 / 23:52 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    About a dozen civil rights and religious groups in Delaware banded together on the eve of President-elect Trump's inauguration to fight discrimination . The new group is called the Delaware Civil Rights Coalition, and it announced its formation Thursday at the Biggs Art…
  7. Carney transition plan released

    01.19 / 20:48 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Governor John Carney’s (D) transition team issued a wide-ranging, nearly 100-point plan Thursday that he says will inform his first three months in o…
  8. Earnings and Employment

    01.19 / 20:47 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    The economic recovery that began in mid 2009 is at long last showing up more meaningfully in the paychecks of average Americans. The Labor Department recently reported that average hourly earnings have risen 2.9 percent over the past year – that’s the best annual performance since the economic recovery began seven and a half years ago…
  9. Jobs, housing key issues for new Wilm. Councilwoman Zanthia Oliver

    01.18 / 23:57 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Six new Wilmington city council members are now in office, and Delaware Public Media is interviewing each to learn more about their plans. 3 rd District Councilwoman Zanthia Oliver calls finding jobs for unemployed and underemployed Delawareans one of her top priorities. She’s especially focused on helping those with felony records who struggling to find w…
  10. Carper grills Pruitt on litigation against EPA

    01.18 / 22:44 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Delaware Sen. Tom Carper grilled President-elect Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday on Capitol H…
  11. Small Museums in Maryland

    01.18 / 20:54 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    This episode originally aired on June 25, 2015 From local history to living history, the arts to architecture, Maryland is host to hundreds of Museums statewide, many of which are small and led by teams of dedicated volunteers. Every Maryland County has a historical society, complimented by dozens of local historical groups. Much like libraries, small museums connect to their communities in unique ways. Lindsey Baker, the Executive Director of the Laurel Historical Society provides her…