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.

AG Beau Biden to run for Governor in 2016

The Green: Where Delaware explores its common groundBeau Biden unexpectedly revealed his future political intentions this week.

The Delaware Attorney General, a Democrat, announced on his campaign website and in a message to supporters that he will not run for another term as AG this November. He will instead turn his attention to a 2016 bid for Governor.

The Green has reaction to Biden’s decision what it may mean for this November’s election and its impact on 2016 campaign. (More)

New procedure changing approach to treating brain aneurysms

The Green: Where Delaware explores its common groundBrain aneurysms are often called the silent killer. According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, an estimated 6 million people in the U.S. – or 1 in 50 – have unruptured brain aneurysms. The danger is when they rupture. That happens to about 30 thousand people annually, leading to death in 40 percent of those cases. Of those that survive, about 66 percent are left with some permanent neurological deficit.

But techniques to treat brain aneurysms are improving. Just last week at Christiana Care ‘s Second annual Neurovascular Symposium one of those emerging treatments – pipeline embolization or flow diversion was featured. Approved by the FDA in 2011 – there’s still only about 110 doctors certified to do the procedure and Christiana Care only uses it on about 20 patients a year.

The Green sat down with Christiana Care’s Associate Director of Neurointerventional Surgery Dr. Sudhakar Satti to discuss what it is and how it may change treatment of aneurysms. (More)

New farmers’ market season begins in First State

The Green: Where Delaware explores its common groundAs we head into the second half of April, First State farmers’ markets begin to reappear.

27 markets are expected to do business up and down Delaware this year with Milton Farmers’ Market kicking off the season this week.

Last year, the state’s farmers’ markets set a record with 2.1 million dollars in sales. It marked the first time they exceeded 2 million in sales in one year.

The Green checked in with Delaware’s Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee this week to learn more about the state’s crop of farmers’ markets and their recent growth. (More)

Earth Day report card for Delaware

The Green: Where Delaware explores its common groundIn the wake of the ecological disaster created by a massive 1969 oil spill off the coast of California, then U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson was an outspoken advocate for environmental protection and helped advance an eco-friendly dialog in the national spotlight.

On April 22nd 1970, Senator Nelson led a national “teach-in” on the environment.

And ever since, the date is celebrated as Earth Day.

Delaware Public Media’s Cathy Carter recently spent some time with DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara to find out how he rates Delaware’s environmental efforts. (More)

Enlighten Me: Growing acceptance of acupuncture

The Green: Where Delaware explores its common groundFor this week’s Enlighten Me, we head back to the health care arena to look at a non-traditional treatment option that seems to be gaining popularity – acupunture.

Obviously, the practice is hardly new – but its moved toward greater acceptance is.

Delaware only started officially licensing practitioners in 2008 and so far there are just 13 certified acupuncturists in the state.

But the most recent National Health Interview Survey available shows an estimated 3.1 million U.S. adults and 150,000 children used acupuncture in 2006 and its use is growing.

Delaware Public Media Contributor April Hall took some time recently to poke around to see what she could learn about acupuncture in the First State. (More)

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Previous Episodes of The Green:

April 2014:

April 11, 2014
April 4, 2014

March 2014:

March 28, 2014
March 21, 2014
March 14, 2014
March 7, 2014

February 2014:

February 28, 2014
February 21, 2014
February 14, 2014
February 7, 2014

January 2014:

January 31, 2014
January 24, 2014
January 17, 2014
January 10, 2014
January 3, 2014

December 2013:

December 27, 2013
December 20, 2013
December 13, 2013

November 2013:

November 29, 2013
November 22, 2013
November 15, 2013
November 8, 2013