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Education takes center stage in Markell’s State of the State

Front and center this week – Gov. Jack Markell’s State of State address Thursday.

In a speech that ran just about 45 minutes, the governor laid out his 2015 priorities. It was less ambitious than in other years, but offered numerous proposals, especially in education. We offer some of the highlights from this year’s State of the State. (More)

Lawmakers warmer toward Markell’s vision than in past.

Reactions to Gov. Markell’s State of the State still split down the aisle, but the margin is much closer than in past years. We spoke with Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Gary Simpson, House Minority Leader, State Rep. Danny Short, and State Senator Harris McDowell to get a sense what was on lawmakers’ minds following the speech.(More)

Arts Playlist: Delaware Division of the Arts recognizes local artists with fellowship awards

delaware division of the artsLast year, more than 90 First State Artists applied for an Artist Fellowship, grants given annually by the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Recently, the agency announced the recipients of this year’s awards.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Cathy Carter spoke with the Division of the Arts’ Fellowships Manager, Roxanne Stanulis about the program and introduces us to 2015’s Masters Fellow, Kimberly Reighley of Wilmington. (More and More)

Enlighten Me: Rising global temperatures

heatLast week, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that 2014 was the hottest year on record globally. According to their report, the average global temperature in the past year was one and a quarter degrees Fahrenheit above the average global temperature in the 20th century, which was 57 degrees Fahrenheit.

The new data supports the ongoing trend that our planet is warming up. Nine out of the 10 hottest years on record took place after the year 2000. But not everywhere on the planet experienced 2014 as their hottest year. While Alaska experienced their warmest since the 1930s, Canada had the coldest year since 1996. Here in Delaware, 2014 turned out to be one of the coolest years for the state.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media science reporter Eli Chen visits with Delaware’s state climatologist and University of Delaware professor Dan Leathers to get his take on these numbers. (More)

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