NPR spots

01 May 2017 SPOTS
Ever since I moved to Delaware to work for WDDE, I’ve been reporting on local issues of national importance for NPR.

First State students learn about food waste during anti-hunger conference

06 April 2017 WDDE
Click here to view on Delaware Public Media A quarter of the U.S. population is either starving or malnourished – including many Delawareans. Delaware’s Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse told an anti-hunger conference in Wilmington Thursday that 150,000 First State residents receive supplemental nutrition assistance through the SNAP program. Additionally – 66,000 local students receive free ...

History Matters: Beauty Shop Politics in Wilmington

31 March 2017 WDDE
Click here to view on Delaware Public Media This month’s History Matters, produced in collaboration with the Delaware Historical Society, was inspired by University of Delaware Black Studies professor Tiffany Gill’s book – “Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry.” Dr. Gill explores how self-employed African American beauticians played an often-underground ...

Civil rights coalition demands new prison reform measures

24 March 2017 WDDE
Click here to view on Delaware Public Media First State civil rights leaders continue to call for the U.S. Attorney General to investigate conditions at Delaware prisons.But they are also applying pressure to Gov. Carney and other state officials. The Delaware Coalition for Prison Reform and Justice wants its scope expanded beyond the living and ...

Delawareans rally to support immigrants, advocate for creation of statewide action plan

16 March 2017 WDDE
Click here to view on Delaware Public Media La Esperanza joined several other local immigrant rights groups in a rally Thursday morning. They’re also asking Gov. John Carney to take action to protect residents from deportation. In a letter sent to Carney Wednesday, groups including La Esperanza, Delaware’s Latin American Community Center and the ACLU of ...

Uncertain future for refugees due to arrive in Delaware

20 February 2017 WDDE
Click here to view on Delaware Public Media A Pakistani refugee family reached the First State safely on Friday – but they could be the last refugees to settle in Delaware for months, and maybe even this year. The State Department has announced it plans to slow the number of weekly refugees entering the U.S. ...

Legal support planned for Syrian family en route to Delaware

09 February 2017 WDDE
Click here to view on Delaware Public Media Jewish Family Services of Delaware offered an update on the state’s refugee resettlement program and answered legal questions about President Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration Wednesday night. ACLU of Delaware staff attorney Ryan Tack-Hooper was on the town hall panel at Wilmington’s Congregation Beth Emeth. ...

Travel plans for Syrian refugee family set to resettle in Delaware rebooked for this week

06 February 2017 WDDE
Click here to view on Delaware Public Media A federal court’s move to temporarily halt President Trump’s travel ban means a Syrian refugee family may be able to arrive in the First State this week as initially planned. Before the ruling, the President’s executive order temporarily barring refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority counties from ...

Immigration executive order affecting First State students, educators

31 January 2017 WDDE
Click here to view on Delaware Public Media Hundreds of supporters filled the Islamic Society of Delaware Monday night, responding to President Trump’s executive order on immigration. In addition to an imam, several rabbis and pastors spoke out against the order. A few Muslim women – known as “sisters” – spoke about its impact in ...

Youth rally for refugee rights Sunday outside Islamic Society of Delaware

29 January 2017 WDDE
Click here to view on Delaware Public Media Rallies supporting refugees – and protesting President Trump’s executive order on immigration – popped up across the country throughout the weekend, including Delaware. A large group of youth rallied outside the Islamic Society of Delaware Sunday. Among those holding signs and chanting was 8-year-old girl Jannat Jamshed. ...