The Green – February 5, 2021

The Green – February 5, 2021

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Healthcare payers and providers in First State recently launched a regional partnership to find out if there is a link between the COVID-19 pandemic and a decrease in preterm births.

A $300,000 grant from Highmark Delaware and other health care payers is funding research at Nemours Children’s Health System, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Yale and Northwestern Universities.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke with Nemours neonatologist Dr. Jay Greenspan about the collaboration.

Last spring, New Castle County started working with the start-up Biobot Analytics to analyze its sewer water for evidence of COVID-19.

But late last year, the county transitioned that analysis to the University of Delaware’s Center for Environmental and Wastewater-based Epidemiological Research (CEWER), which is also examining  samples from the UD campus.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with UD Professor of microbial food safety and CEWER director Kali Kniel about this work.

Vancouver-based TidalWave Comics has profiled politicians in comic book form for over a decade – and now, it’s featuring President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in its “Political Power” series.

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“Political Power: President Joe Biden” and “Political Power: Madam Vice President Kamala Harris” were released on Inauguration Day.

Michael Frizell wrote both and in this week’s Arts Playlist chats with Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele about these comic books.

From time to time on The Green, we like to highlight work from student journalists at both the high school and college level.

Delaware Public Media partners with McKean and Mount Pleasant High Schools in the Red Clay and Brandywine school districts to expose students there to radio journalism. Delaware Public Media reporter and youth media producer Sophia Schmidt leads that collaboration for us.

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And in this week’s Enlighten Me, we bring you two stories from students in the radio career pathway at Mount Pleasant about ways life has changed during the pandemic.


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