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The stories of the people of the First County & First State.

Latest Episodes

Episode 12: Ruth Lytle-Barnaby

Ruth Lytle-Barnaby is the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Delaware, but she's also a survivor of COVID-19, beating the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in mid-May. Ruth joins PodCounty to share what it's like to fight COVID-19, what happens when you test positive, and share how Planned Parenthood is serving the community during the pandemic.

35 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 12: Ruth Lytle-Barnaby

Episode 11: Dr. Meghan Walls

Dr. Meghan Walls is a pediatric psychologist in the Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, she is also serving on Governor Carney's task force for reopening and returning students to school safely as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Walls joins PodCounty to discuss maintaining mental health as our community begins to navigate a Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Governor Carney's reopening plan for the State of Delaware, and why it's ok to be not okay.

45 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 11: Dr. Meghan Walls

Episode 10: Keith Law

Keith Law, senior baseball writer for The Athletic, joins PodCounty to talk all things baseball. We discuss the prospects for an MLB season during the COVID-19 pandemic, minor league baseball contraction, the MLB draft, Keith's path through the MLB universe, his new book "The Inside Game," and what Keith loves about New Castle County and the local food scene. Keith is also a former writer for Baseball Prospectus, Toronto Blue Jays data analyst and senior baseball reporter for ESPN.

74 MINMAY 19
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Episode 10: Keith Law

Episode 9: Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer

Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer joins New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer for a special live taping of PodCounty, to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer has been a professor at Swarthmore College since 1989 where she teaches microbiology and biotechnology.

48 MINMAY 9
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Episode 9: Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer

Episode 8: Dr. Timothy Dowling

University of Delaware Director of Student Health Services Dr. Timothy Dowling joins PodCounty to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak and dispel myths about the virus with host Kyle Grantham and County Executive Matt Meyer. This is the first live broadcast episode of PodCounty, which was streamed live on Facebook during the recording. Dr. Dowling took questions live from viewers and provided information on how the University of Delaware has responded to the Coronavirus outbreak after the first cases in Delaware were reported at the university.

50 MINMAR 21
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Episode 8: Dr. Timothy Dowling

Episode 7: Fred Comegys

If you're a Delawarean there's a good chance Fred Comegys has taken your photo. For over 50 years Fred worked at The News Journal, working his way from errand boy to the most well-known photojournalist in Delaware and one of the premier newspaper photojournalists in the country in the 1970's. Fred joins us to talk about starting out as a photo engraver, scaling the Delaware Memorial Bridge, covering Muhammad Ali, Karl Wallenda, and the career of Joe Biden - and that time he got thrown out of The White House.Since we reference a few images during the podcast, we've provided links to what we could find so you can see what we're seeing:Muhammad Alihttps://www.delawareonline.com/videos/news/local/firststatefocus/2016/06/11/85782150/Fred's Delaware Memorial Bridge selfiehttps://www.artartworks.com/exhibitions/fred-comegys-photographs-at-delaware-art-museum-wilmington-usa-4735/Iron workers in Wilmington and the roller coasterhttps://delawaretoday.com/life-style/comegys-five-decades-of-photography/Karl Wallendahttps://www.facebook.com/fredcomegysphotography/posts/2299045300350438KISS back in 1977https://www.facebook.com/fredcomegysphotography/photos/a.1645681989020109/2447091072212526/?type=3&theaterAnd a great video on how photo engraving was done in the 1950'shttps://vimeo.com/134626010

80 MINFEB 29
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Episode 7: Fred Comegys

Episode 6: Jack Markell

Jack Markell joins PodCounty to discuss his time as governor of Delaware, bringing the state through the worst financial crisis to hit the country since the Great Depression, biking across the country and what led him to politics after a successful career in telecommunications after joining Nextel in its early days.

49 MINJAN 31
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Episode 6: Jack Markell

Episode 5: Lisa Blunt Rochester

When Lisa Blunt Rochester was elected in 2016 she became the first woman and first person of color to represent the State of Delaware in Congress. She joins PodCounty to talk about the importance of family, finding purpose after the loss of her husband Charles Rochester, and what's been lost as politics has become more divisive in Washington, D.C..

59 MIN2019 DEC 19
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Episode 5: Lisa Blunt Rochester

Episode 4: Bebe Coker

Bebe Coker has had worked behind the scenes throughout her decades in Delaware to shape education policy in the state. She's been a friend, mentor and sounding board for countless Delaware leaders, including former vice president and presidential candidate Joe Biden. Now in her 80's, she hasn't stopped fighting to improve the education system in Delaware.

63 MIN2019 NOV 21
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Episode 4: Bebe Coker

Episode 3: Sarah McBride

In 2016, Sarah McBride became the first openly transgender person to deliver a speech at a major political convention when she spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, but she had already accomplished so much before then. Sarah served on Jack Markell's campaign team, interned at the White House and led the fight for transgender equality in Delaware.

76 MIN2019 OCT 16
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Episode 3: Sarah McBride

Latest Episodes

Episode 12: Ruth Lytle-Barnaby

Ruth Lytle-Barnaby is the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Delaware, but she's also a survivor of COVID-19, beating the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in mid-May. Ruth joins PodCounty to share what it's like to fight COVID-19, what happens when you test positive, and share how Planned Parenthood is serving the community during the pandemic.

35 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 12: Ruth Lytle-Barnaby

Episode 11: Dr. Meghan Walls

Dr. Meghan Walls is a pediatric psychologist in the Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, she is also serving on Governor Carney's task force for reopening and returning students to school safely as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Walls joins PodCounty to discuss maintaining mental health as our community begins to navigate a Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Governor Carney's reopening plan for the State of Delaware, and why it's ok to be not okay.

45 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 11: Dr. Meghan Walls

Episode 10: Keith Law

Keith Law, senior baseball writer for The Athletic, joins PodCounty to talk all things baseball. We discuss the prospects for an MLB season during the COVID-19 pandemic, minor league baseball contraction, the MLB draft, Keith's path through the MLB universe, his new book "The Inside Game," and what Keith loves about New Castle County and the local food scene. Keith is also a former writer for Baseball Prospectus, Toronto Blue Jays data analyst and senior baseball reporter for ESPN.

74 MINMAY 19
Comments
Episode 10: Keith Law

Episode 9: Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer

Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer joins New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer for a special live taping of PodCounty, to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer has been a professor at Swarthmore College since 1989 where she teaches microbiology and biotechnology.

48 MINMAY 9
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Episode 9: Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer

Episode 8: Dr. Timothy Dowling

University of Delaware Director of Student Health Services Dr. Timothy Dowling joins PodCounty to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak and dispel myths about the virus with host Kyle Grantham and County Executive Matt Meyer. This is the first live broadcast episode of PodCounty, which was streamed live on Facebook during the recording. Dr. Dowling took questions live from viewers and provided information on how the University of Delaware has responded to the Coronavirus outbreak after the first cases in Delaware were reported at the university.

50 MINMAR 21
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Episode 8: Dr. Timothy Dowling

Episode 7: Fred Comegys

If you're a Delawarean there's a good chance Fred Comegys has taken your photo. For over 50 years Fred worked at The News Journal, working his way from errand boy to the most well-known photojournalist in Delaware and one of the premier newspaper photojournalists in the country in the 1970's. Fred joins us to talk about starting out as a photo engraver, scaling the Delaware Memorial Bridge, covering Muhammad Ali, Karl Wallenda, and the career of Joe Biden - and that time he got thrown out of The White House.Since we reference a few images during the podcast, we've provided links to what we could find so you can see what we're seeing:Muhammad Alihttps://www.delawareonline.com/videos/news/local/firststatefocus/2016/06/11/85782150/Fred's Delaware Memorial Bridge selfiehttps://www.artartworks.com/exhibitions/fred-comegys-photographs-at-delaware-art-museum-wilmington-usa-4735/Iron workers in Wilmington and the roller coasterhttps://delawaretoday.com/life-style/comegys-five-decades-of-photography/Karl Wallendahttps://www.facebook.com/fredcomegysphotography/posts/2299045300350438KISS back in 1977https://www.facebook.com/fredcomegysphotography/photos/a.1645681989020109/2447091072212526/?type=3&theaterAnd a great video on how photo engraving was done in the 1950'shttps://vimeo.com/134626010

80 MINFEB 29
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Episode 7: Fred Comegys

Episode 6: Jack Markell

Jack Markell joins PodCounty to discuss his time as governor of Delaware, bringing the state through the worst financial crisis to hit the country since the Great Depression, biking across the country and what led him to politics after a successful career in telecommunications after joining Nextel in its early days.

49 MINJAN 31
Comments
Episode 6: Jack Markell

Episode 5: Lisa Blunt Rochester

When Lisa Blunt Rochester was elected in 2016 she became the first woman and first person of color to represent the State of Delaware in Congress. She joins PodCounty to talk about the importance of family, finding purpose after the loss of her husband Charles Rochester, and what's been lost as politics has become more divisive in Washington, D.C..

59 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
Episode 5: Lisa Blunt Rochester

Episode 4: Bebe Coker

Bebe Coker has had worked behind the scenes throughout her decades in Delaware to shape education policy in the state. She's been a friend, mentor and sounding board for countless Delaware leaders, including former vice president and presidential candidate Joe Biden. Now in her 80's, she hasn't stopped fighting to improve the education system in Delaware.

63 MIN2019 NOV 21
Comments
Episode 4: Bebe Coker

Episode 3: Sarah McBride

In 2016, Sarah McBride became the first openly transgender person to deliver a speech at a major political convention when she spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, but she had already accomplished so much before then. Sarah served on Jack Markell's campaign team, interned at the White House and led the fight for transgender equality in Delaware.

76 MIN2019 OCT 16
Comments
Episode 3: Sarah McBride
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