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Mayor Jake Day told an audience during his State of the City address last night that Salisbury had achieved much in the past year despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Mayor also announced that a street will be named after the outgoing President of Salisbury University Charles Wight. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with the Mayor after his address about the pandemic's impact on the city.

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Much of the nation has been consumed with the coronavirus pandemic and the struggles over getting enough people vaccinated. This has diverted attention from other vaccines. Karen Jones, President and CEO of the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, is urging African Americans to get one of the two new vaccines that are being developed for pneumonia. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with her about the new development and vaccine hesitancy in the African American community.

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The issues of race, gender and class have become more prominent in the United States as demographic changes have stirred up a great deal of anxiety. Host Don Rush talks with Minal Bopaiah, author of her new book, "Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives", about the conflicts we are now seeing in American society.

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Globalization has seen many corporations move their operations overseas to avoid tax liabilities. But, Salisbury University Professor Emeritus Michael O'Loughlin notes the nations of the world are beginning to take action.

Wilson’s guest is poet David Salner. They are discussing is his poetry featured in the online poetry journal Innisfree.   Salner appeared on Delmarva Today, July 16, 2021, to discuss his novel A Place to Hide. Salner is an accomplished poet, however. He has published four poetry collections and his work has appeared in a number of literary journals including three editions of The Delmarva Review. He has received numerous poetry prizes and awards and his work has been read by Garrison Keillor on Writer’s Almanac.

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The highest rate of COVID-19 vaccination in the United States is not in a liberal-leaning Northeastern or West Coast state.

It's in Puerto Rico, where more than 73% of the total population is fully vaccinated. The U.S. national average is just over 57%.

In April, President Biden unveiled the United States' most ambitious plan ever to cut emissions that drive climate change, and he urged other nations to follow. Now, days before Biden prepares for a pivotal climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the White House's keystone legislative plan to tackle climate disruption appears to be dead, sunk by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin.

At the moment, Tammy and Benny Alexie are staying in a cream-colored house that overlooks the Mississippi River delta. The house survived the flooding of Hurricane Ida with minimal damage because it stands on stilts. An expansive deck in the back is covered with an insect net on all four sides, a long wooden table in the middle, and a propane grill in the corner where the Alexies have been making their meals for the past six weeks. Their three children and two grandchildren are staying with them.

Australian footballer Josh Cavallo has come out as gay, becoming the first active male player for a top-flight squad to do so, according to media reports.

The Adelaide United midfielder announced that he was gay in a video posted to the team's Twitter account Tuesday night.

"I'm a footballer, and I'm gay," said an emotional Cavallo.

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