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  1. Bank settlement funds bloster summer and afterschool programs statewide

    06.19 / 21:31 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Summer and afterschool programs aimed at helping kids in low income and high crime areas around the state are getting a needed financial boost. 16 organizations are sharing over $900,000 in grant money for programs this summer and next school…
  2. More than 1,000 animals find homes at latest Brandywine SPCA adoption event

    06.19 / 20:36 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Over 1,100 dogs and cats found new homes during the Brandywine Valley SPCA’s latest adoption event this past w…
  3. Revenue boost not enough to cover budget shortfall

    06.19 / 20:36 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    A last-minute bump in projected revenue for next year won’t do much to cover Delaware’s budget hol…
  4. Former Member Of Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council On Why He Resigned

    06.19 / 20:36 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    On Friday, six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned. In an op-ed published in Newsweek, council member Scott Schoettes wrote he and other members could no longer be effective serving a “president who simply does not care.” Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Schoettes (@pozadvocate) about HIV/AIDS policy in the Trump administration, and why he and others are resigning.Interview Highlights On the decision to resign from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/…
  5. Supreme Court To Hear Wisconsin Partisan Gerrymandering Case

    06.19 / 20:36 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a partisan gerrymandering case out of Wisconsin. It’s the first case of its kind to make it to the high court. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Emily Bazelon (@emilybazelon), staff writer at the New York Times Magazine … …
  6. Big Tent Revival: Southern Baptists Challenge A Racist History

    06.19 / 19:38 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    This years annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention got heated over a resolution that demanded the official denouncement of white nationalism and the alt-right. The resolution was put forward but not actively considered until outcry picked up, and a revised resolution was ultimately accepted. The meeting brought to light clear divides in the Southern Baptist denomination, the largest Protestant body in the U.S., and further, a continuing legacy of racism in the U.S. What does this…
  7. So…How's The Resistance?

    06.19 / 19:38 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    After the inauguration of President Donald Trump, many Democrats adopted a new mantra: Resist. The word appeared on signs waved in massive marches in cities across the country, Greenpeace put it on a giant banner outside the White House , Congressional phone lines were jammed with those carrying the message and thousands of people put #Resist in their social media profiles. But then the presidents cabinet was confirmed. Neal Gorsuch was seated on the Supreme Court. A Democratic candidate…
  8. Ray Tensing Police Shooting Case Goes To A Jury, For The Second Time

    06.19 / 19:38 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    For the second time in eight months, the fate of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing is in the hands of a jury over the fatal shooting of black motorist Sam DuBose. A previous trial ended in a deadlocked panel, and a mistrial. As in the earlier trial, Tensing, 27, faces murder and manslaughter charges over his killing of DuBose in July of 2015. The police officer had pulled DuBose over because the car he was driving was missing its front license plate. As we reported…
  9. Car Rams Police Van In 'Attempted Attack' On Champs-Élysées

    06.19 / 19:38 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    A man carrying guns and explosives died when he rammed a car into a police van Monday on Paris' famed Champs-Élysées in what officials characterize as a deliberate attack. But upon collision, the car — and not the van — burst into flames, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris. The man died even though police were able to extricate him from the burning car. No officers or bystanders were hurt. It's not clear what led the man to ram the van. But French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb ca…
  10. Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger'

    06.19 / 18:32 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Roxane Gay has finally written the book that she "wanted to write the least." The author of Bad Feminist and Difficult Women says the moment she realized that she would "never want to write about fatness" was the same moment she knew this was the book she needed to write. The result is Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body . Hunger, she writes, is not about wanting to shed 30 or 40 pounds: "This is a book about living in the world when you are three or four hundred pounds overweight," she…
  11. Russia Draws A Line Across Syria After U.S. Shoots Down Syrian Jet

    06.19 / 17:27 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Russia says its missile systems in Syria will track everything in the air west of the Euphrates River as a potential target — including aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition — after the U.S. shot down a Syrian jet Sunday. U.S. officials say the aircraft had struck America's rebel allies. Russia also says it will suspend its participation in a "deconfliction" line that was established to prevent inadvertent clashes when Russia began military operations in Syria's airspace 20 months ago. The a…
  12. Man Charged In Killing Of Muslim Teenager In Virginia

    06.19 / 17:27 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Police have arrested and charged a man in the murder of a Muslim teenaged girl who went missing early Sunday morning in northern Virginia. Authorities haven't released details of how Nabra Hassanen of Reston, Va., died but tweeted that they are not investigating the killing as a hate crime. Hassanen and four or five others teenagers had left the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) mosque in Sterling, Va., on Sunday to get breakfast at an IHOP a little more than a mile away, The…
  13. Leaders in Delaware, European bioscience seek opportunities to work together

    06.19 / 17:27 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Delaware bioscience companies welcomed leaders from several European science and healthcare groups to the Delaware Innovation Space at the DuPont Experimental Station…
  14. A Good News Story About Diarrhea — With One Surprising Exception

    06.19 / 17:27 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Diarrhea is not only a topic that makes people a bit squeamish, it turns out to be a difficult disease to put into numbers. But two trends are clear, says an author of a new report: The number of deaths from diarrheal diseases is dropping dramatically in low-income countries – and ticking upward in wealthy nations. An infection by E. coli, Cryptosporidium, Shigella or rotavirus, and the resulting diarrhea, is often a death sentence in much of the world. In 2005, about 1.6 million people d…
  15. A Couple's Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them

    06.19 / 16:30 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    In 2010, Sonia Vallabh watched her mom, Kamni Vallabh, die in a really horrible way. First, her mom's memory started to go, then she lost the ability to reason. Sonia says it was like watching someone get unplugged from the world. By the end, it was as if she was stuck between being awake and asleep. She was confused and uncomfortable all the time. "Even when awake, was she fully or was she really? And when asleep, was she really asleep?" says Sonia. The smart, warm, artistic Kamni – just 5…
  16. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

    06.19 / 16:30 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    The Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state's Republican-drawn map constitutes an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander." It's the first time in more than a decade that the nation's highest court will take up the issue of partisan gerrymandering, or drawing voting districts with the aim of strengthening one political party. And it gives the court an opportunity to formally determine a metric on what…
  17. Can You Find The Defibrillator At Work? Half Of People Say No

    06.19 / 15:33 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Do you know where your workplace's automated external defibrillator is located? About half of all U.S. employees don't, according to the results of an American Heart Association survey. The survey also found that workers in the hospitality and service industry, which includes hotels and restaurants, were less likely to know the location of their workplace's AED. About 66 percent of them didn't know where it was. Workers in schools and other education facilities were the most likely to be…
  18. The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Band's Name In Trademark Dispute

    06.19 / 15:33 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Members of the rock band The Slants have the right to call themselves by a disparaging name, the Supreme Court says, in a ruling that could have broad impact on how the First Amendment is applied in other trademark cases. The Slants' leader Simon Tam filed a lawsuit after the Patent and Trademark Office kept the band from registering its name and rejected its appeal, citing the Lanham Act, which prohibits any trademark that could "disparage ... or bring ... into contemp[t] or disrepute"…
  19. Wyoming Toads Rebound As States Seek Endangered Species Act Reforms

    06.19 / 14:36 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    The Endangered Species Act is facing significant reform. Momentum in Congress and in western states is building to give states more of a say when making changes to the landmark regulation that protects about 1,600 animal and plant species, and their habitats. Animals like the Wyoming toad. Back in 1985, there were only 16 of these palm-sized amphibians left at the Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Laramie, Wyo. Today, thanks to a 30-year collaboration between the state, federal…
  20. A Band Apart

    06.19 / 13:37 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cq4TdDB4-0 Every group of working musicians has its own origin story, ranging from the widely familiar — friends jamming in a garage, someone responding to a classified ad — to the random and unusual. The story of how the Pet Shop Boys met — by chance at a hi-fi shop in London as they were separately browsing equipment — makes for a particularly charmed example. The band Algiers might have one of the most unexpected stories of all: As one member explains, it…