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Enlighten Me: Preserving the 180-year-old Buttonwood home Buttonwood is a 180-year-old riverfront “summer home” in the City of New Castle and is associated with a 19th century Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice.But it has fallen into disrepair and faces several obstacles to avoiding demolition by neglect.In this week’s Enlighten Me, contributor Larry Nagengast explains these obstacles as part of his ongoing examination of historic preservation efforts and issues in New Castle County.
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Enlighten Me: Preserving the 180-year-old Buttonwood home Buttonwood is a 180-year-old riverfront “summer home” in the City of New Castle and is associated with a 19th century Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice.But it has fallen into disrepair and faces several obstacles to avoiding demolition by neglect.In this week’s Enlighten Me, contributor Larry Nagengast explains these obstacles as part of his ongoing examination of historic preservation efforts and issues in New Castle County.
How to navigate back-to-school shopping twists this year August is here and for many families that means getting kids the gear they need for school this fall.This year, back to school shopping comes with a new set of challenges, as inflation leaves many trying to figure out how to pay for everything they need.Contributor Eileen Dallabrida takes a closer look at the back-to-school shopping landscape and how families can get everything their kids need.
The Green - August 5, 2022 Listen to the full show or individual segments
Arts Playlist: Delaware Division of the Arts launches first round of grants for FY23 The Delaware Division of the Arts announced its first round of grants to support arts projects statewide in Fiscal Year 2023.In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Division of the Arts director Jessica Ball discusses this latest round of funding with Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele.
Explaining the U.S. Military’s recruitment crisis and how it's unfolding in Delaware The U.S. Military faces what’s described as its worst recruiting environment since the all-volunteer force was established in 1973.A number of factors are plaguing recruitment efforts, and military leadership is looking at long and short-term strategies to reverse a downward spiral caused by the pandemic, an unstable economy, and a shrinking pool of eligible candidates.For a broader look at the military’s recruitment shortfall and what the issue looks like in Delaware, Delaware Public Media’s Joe Izarry spoke with Senior Reporter for the Army Times, Davis Winkie, and Sergeant Major Pablo Cortez with Delaware National Guard Recruiting.
Arts Playlist: Aggie Blum Thompson’s “All The Dirty Secrets” Author Aggie Blum Thompson’s second novel “All The Dirty Secrets” uses 1990s’ Dewey Beach as part of the backdrop for a murder mystery.In this week’s Arts Playlist, Thompson joins Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele to discuss the book and how vacationing every summer in Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach provided some inspiration.
Enlighten Me: West End Neighborhood House track club crowned national champions This month’s Amateur Athletic Union National Club Championships in Orlando, Florida featured teams from around the country and beyond.And when all was said and done, the West End Neighborhood House ‘Above Xpectations’ team took home the gold and the title of national champions.In this week’s Enlighten Me, we meet Above ‘Xpectations’ head coach Antwain Flowers – as well as team members Anaeja Ferrell and Donte Dockery – to hear about their championship performance and what it means.
New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer makes the case for creating a Delaware medical school Delaware is one of only four states in the country without a medical school – a distinction one local elected official would like to change.New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer recently penned an op-ed making the case for creating a medical school in the First State, and says he plans to ask New Castle County Council to approve using county ARPA funds to study what doing so could mean locally.Meyer joins Delaware Public Media’s Tom Byrne to discuss why he’s taken up this effort.
The Green - July 29, 2022 Listen to the full show or individual segments.
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