Delaware 105.9 Blog: Susan Monday


Is it time to get rid of solitary confinement?

President Obama thinks so and says so today in an op-ed piece in the New York Times. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/barack-obama-why-we-must-rethink-solitary-confinement/2016/01/25/29a361f2-c384-11e5-8965-0607e0e265ce_story...
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Is History About to Repeat Itself?

Americans didn't want Jewish refugee children in 1939 even though we knew what was going on in Germany. We didn't want the Cubans or the Vietnamese or the Mexicans...
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Would You Give a Spit?

As many of you, I am a former high school English teacher (Dundalk High in Baltimore County). One of my former students, Nestor Aparicio, is a sports broadcaster in Baltimore and has been a guest on my show several times on sports-related and Baltimore topics (Ray Rice, Freddie Gray riots, former Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck)...
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Think Before You Speak: Noose Over-Reaction on UD Campus

The acting president called it a "hate crime," and sent out a campus-wide email asking for information about "such cowardly and reprehensible acts." Turns out the three items hanging from a tree on the UD campus were the remnants of paper lanterns...
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Is "opting out" still an option?

The headline in the News Journal reads: "As expected, scores plunge on tough new test." No surprise there, right? http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/education/2015/09/02/expected-scores-plunge-tough-new-test/71578636/ I imagine now, even MORE parents and legislators will raise a hue and cry to try to persuade Governor Markell to reverse his veto on the "opt-out" bill...
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Tipping Wars

A waitress in NJ waits on a table of 8 and doesn't get a tip. The reason? An hour-long wait for the food. In lots of other countries around the world, tipping is not automatic, and some Americans wish that's how it would be here in the United States...
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Should Public Schools Not Sponsor Football?

A health policy expert says "yes." And it all has to do with traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Stephen Gambescia of Drexel University, a guest on "The Susan Monday Show," says he's knows it's a radical idea, but the evidence supports a ban...
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Is it Biden's time?

There's a lot of speculation that Joe Biden might run for President in 2016. If he does, it would be his third run for the job. While the Republican field of contenders is bloated, there are to date only five challengers in the Democratic race, and it seems Hillary Clinton is losing ground...
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NO, NO, NO Hormones Added to Chickens Says Delmarva Poultry Industry

Here's a letter that was sent to me regarding our discussion last week on the animal rights' group that went undercover at a Selbyville chicken house. You be the judge...
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"I've Just Seen a Face I Can't Forget"

Paul McCartney's, that is. What an EPIC performance Friday night at Firefly. It was a feast for the eyes and ears. A two and a half hour trip down memory lane...
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No Seasonal Bragging for Sumo and Phil

You know those holiday letters that some people send to all their friends and family this time of year? The ones citing all the awards the kids and grand-kids have received and all the exciting trips the sender has taken? Most times, these brag-fest letters just end up making the recipients feeling bad...
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Do You Really Need to "Know" Your State Representative

In the debate between 41st District State Representative John Atkins and his opponent, Rich Collins, Mr. Atkins repeatedly spoke of his strong relationships with the community and constituents he serves...
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Don't Take Your Toilet for Granted

A new survey based on Census Bureau data reveals that 1.6 million Americans don't have indoor plumbing. And some of them are right here in Sussex County...
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Seaford Board Member Explains Why Diversity is Needed at Vo-tech and Charter Schools

The Cape Henlopen school board recently approved the Delaware School Choice Enrollment Reform Resolution. Seaford School Board Member, Frank Parks, drafted the resolution to address what he calls "a rising tide of segregation...
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Voters Shoot Down Milford School Referendums

Voters said "no" to two referendums that would have required them to pony up money for the building of a new middle school as well as future operating costs...
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Delaware Refuses to Pass the Salt

On the eve of what is expected to be a big weather event for the state, was it wise for Delaware give the brush-off to its neighbors when they came calling for some salt? New Jersey, particularly hit hard with snow this season, came knocking on Delaware's door for some help...
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"See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me"

A Berlin, Maryland middle school has put the kibbosh on an anatomy lesson that had 7th grade girls using Play-Doh to model the male genital system. Worcester County teachers were given the Family Life and Human Development curriculum but had the flexibility to use whatever methods they saw fit to deliver the content...
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Now the Question: How to Make Up All the Snow Days

Last week's snow gave local school kids, in some cases, almost a whole week off from school, leaving some parents perplexed. Many said having three days off for what amounted to a "minor snow event" was overkill...
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Movie Texter Pays a Steep Price

By now you're heard the story of the former cop who asks a moviegoer in Florida to stop using his phone in the theater. The men get into an argument, and now the texter is dead and the ex-cop is locked up...
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It's OK to say "Merry Christmas," Isn't It?

"Yes," according to Pastor Robert Decker of the New Covenant Presbyterian Church. He's behind the sign on Kings Highway in Lewes that says just that. Take a look right here...
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