The championship doubleheader gets underway at 2pm Saturday afternoon at Delaware Stadium with the Division II final. The Division I final follows at 5:30.
Last summer, the immigration issue received significant attention in Delaware when a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America who had crossed the US-Mexico border illegally reached the tens of thousands. In July, Gov. Markell’s office informed lawmakers over a hundred were placed with families in the First State, sparking questions about what their presence means for schools and communities. One set of voices rarely heard in that discussion is those of the children themselves. But recently, Delaware Public Media’s Anne Hoffman got to spend time with two of these children.
Wesley College looks to advance again in the NCAA Division III football playoffs Saturday. The Wolverines entertain MIT in a second round contest in Dover.
From 1804 until after the first World War, The site of Wilmington's Hagley Museum was the home of the Dupont Hagley Powder Yard – a mill comprised of intricate water-powered machines and their operators -refining and producing the explosive black powder that kindled the fortunes of Delaware’s most renown family. In this month’s History Matters, Delaware Public Media takes a trip back to the 19th century for a look inside where the material that turned ‘DuPont’ into a household name was made.
A celebrated magician, the inspiration behind an Oscar winning movie and famous figures from history are featured in the newest exhibition at The Delaware Art Museum. “From Houdini to Hugo, The Art of Brian Selznick,” includes 100 paintings and drawing from the award winning children’s author and illustrator.
Last week, over 31,000 neuroscientists from around the globe gathered in D.C. for the 44th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience -- the largest scientific society in the world devoted to brain research. Presenters shared insights on what brain mapping technologies are revealing about emotional states and learning, the current status of the Obama Brain Initiative, the neurological roots of mental illness, among many other topics. Delaware Public Media’s science reporter Eli Chen spoke with a University of Delaware neuroscientist, Dayan Knox about his experience at the conference and his work in the area of post-traumatic stress disorders.
The National Restaurant Association is partnering up with the U.S. Small Business Administration to promote Small Business Saturday. The goal is not only to encourage holiday shoppers to hit small locally owned retailers this weekend, but to eat at their locally owned restaurants too.
A recent study from the National Retail Federation found that 18.3 percent of holiday shoppers planned to at least check out retailers’ Thanksgiving Day deals this year. And Delawareans are no exception.
Delaware State Police are issuing tips to Delawareans as a warning to would-be thieves as the holiday shopping season ramps up.