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The Wicomico County Board of Education adopted the state's mask mandate for the public school system. Around 50 to a hundred showed up most to protest the required mask wearing by students. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush was there and has this report.

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Host Don Rush explores the issue of race with Michael Coffino, author of a new novel “Truth is in the House” which chronicles an African American from the South and a white Irish immigrant in New York as their lives intertwine over the decades.

Harold Wilson’s guests are The Community Players of Salisbury Producer and Director Matt Brogdan,, and actors Mike Murphy and Pete Cuesta.  They are discussing the latest production of  the Community Players, “Edgar Allen Poe: The Dark Side.” The production is a live, memorized, word-for-word recitation of the darker works of Poe. Featured works include “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “ The Cask of Amontillado” and others. The production will open outdoors at the Kylan Barn in Delmar on October 22.

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Join us September 10th-12 for special live broadcasts from the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Md. You can listen on WSCL, 89.5- WSDL 90.7- WESM 91.3 or listen from anywhere in the world via streaming at delmarvapublicmedia.org. 

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The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US coincides with the end of the US land war in Afghanistan.  Yet, it doesn’t end the US political relationship to Afghanistan now in the hands of the Taliban.

In the wake of these events, perhaps we should reconsider the relationship between war and politics and diplomacy?  Is one just the extension of the other or quite different?

Michael O’Loughlin, professor emeritus at Salisbury University, reflects on these questions.

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A 3,500-year-old clay tablet that was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago is headed back to Iraq.

Known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, it was acquired by the company Hobby Lobby in 2014 for display in the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. U.S. authorities seized it in 2019, saying it was stolen and needed to be returned.

That return is happening Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. It is part of a group of about 17,000 looted antiquities that the U.S. agreed to return to Iraq. Some of them went back in July.

Thousands of LGBTQ veterans who were discharged from the military under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have gained new access to full government benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Thousands of Haitian migrants are being removed from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border - in Del Rio, Texas, and neighboring Ciudad Acuna. For several days, more than 10,000 mostly Haitians had camped out on the border there with the hopes of entering the U.S. The Biden administration is now flying people back to Haiti. And on the Mexican side, authorities are bussing people to cities further south into Mexico.

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