The Green: Where Delaware explores its common ground

Embracing the spirit of its name (The Green in Dover and the New Castle Green), The Green will provide an open-air meeting place for Delawareans to discuss events, consider issues and share ideas. This radio and online magazine will present the highest quality Delaware news and information. Through informed reporting, nuanced storytelling and in-depth interviews, The Green reaches past stereotypes and knee-jerk reactions to encourage a fuller, more robust discovery of Delaware, today.

Pres. Obama makes his case for infrastructure investment during Delaware visit

The Green: Where Delaware explores its common groundPresident Barack Obama visited the First State this week.

Yes, he visited the Charcoal Pit in Wilmington, but his real purpose was talk up his plans for investment in transportation and infrastructure and unveil plans for a new government center to connect the public and private sectors to further that type of investment.

He also chided Congress for to failure to come up with a long-term plan to bolster the federal Highway Trust Fund that is running out of cash.

Delaware Public Media political reporter James Dawson covered Obama’s visit and stopped by the Green to offer his insight. (More)

Red Knot helps attract federal grant for Bayshore protection

The Green: Where Delaware explores its common groundA small shorebird that visits Delaware Bay beaches for only a couple of weeks a year could hold the key to protecting a wide expanse of shoreline and coastal wetland from future mega-storms and rising seas.

The red knot, which stops off at Mispillion Harbor and other bay beaches on its epic migration from South America to Arctic Canada every spring, is arguably the most important reason that this southern Delaware harbor was selected in mid-June for $4.5 million in federal funds for post-Sandy restoration. The Green visited DNREC’s Bayshore Initiative Coordinator Karen Bennett to follow up on the project, and its connection to the red knot. (More)

Wilmington’s Bob Marley tribute festival reaches 20th anniversary

The Green: Where Delaware explores its common groundFirst State reggae music fans will be jamming at Tubman Garrett Park on Wilmington’s Riverfront next Saturday, July 26, as they celebrate the legacy of Bob Marley. The music legend lived in Delaware’s largest city for several years and is the inspiration for the Annual Peoples’ Festival for Peace, Tribute to Bob Marley, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Cathy Carter talks with the Festival’s co-founder Genny Pitts about Bob Marley, the man who inspired the mission. (More)

Enlighten Me: Delaware State fair helps put spotlight on First State Ag Industry

The Green: Where Delaware explores its common ground The Delaware State Fair is underway in Harrington. For many, it’s about the concerts and the rides and the other family fun, but the Fair is also an annual opportunity to highlight the key role agriculture plays in the First State. Overall, state officials estimate the Ag industry’s economic impact in Delaware is of $8 billion and 30,000 jobs.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, we’d go a bit beyond the numbers with the dean of UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Mark Rieger, discussing agriculture in the state and beyond and the 100th anniversary of UD’s cooperative extension.

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