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DPR earns awards from Chesapeake Broadcasters and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated
DPR’s Don Rush and Tom Hehman have earned awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) for stories produced in 2018. Rush earned 6 awards, most notably, Rush the “Best in Show” for his Outstanding Feature / Human Interest story, Facing Deportation .”

According to CAPBA, "Don Rush’s telling of the story of undocumented Mexican immigrant Jose Santillan through the voice of his daughter, who is a permanent resident, is not novel, but it is timely. This feature report puts in perspective the emotional toll taken on Jose’s family members who are living productive lives when today’s immigration lead stories are about the separation of children from their parents at the United States - Mexico border. His predicament remains as the backdrop for this moving human interest story about a family’s coping with what has happened to its father and husband."

Rush also earned the following CAPBA awards:

First place for Outstanding Use of Sound for National Folk Festival
First place for Outstanding Documentary / In-Depth Reporting for Youth and the Juvenile Justice System
Second place for Outstanding Enterprise Reporting for Vets Best Friend
First place for Outstanding Feature / Human Interest story, Facing Deportation "
Second place for Outstanding Feature or Human Interest Story for Immigration Protest
Hehman earned first place in the Outstanding Editorial or Commentary for his piece, Tree of Life .” With events moving so quickly it is easy to allow the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue to disappear from public view. Tom Hehman is a former Wicomico Library Director. He was born in Pittsburgh and lived in the neighborhood where the shooting took place while attending the University of Pittsburgh. He reflects on the hatred that came to his community.

Rush also recently earned two awards from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) including second place in the Best use of Sound category for his piece on the National Folk Festival . He also earned second place in the Enterprise / Investigative category for Vets Best Friend .”

For more of Rush’s reporting, tune in to Delmarva Today on WSDL 90.7 FM on Fridays at 9 a.m. and Saturday’s at noon.

Silent Membership Drive: Fall 2019
We are changing it up for the fall membership drive!

We hope to reduce interruptions to your favorite programs on Delmarva Public Radio as much as possible and we're counting on your support to help us do it. Our promise is simple--we won't interfere with on-air programming during the fall campaign if we are able to reach our campaign goal of $40,000.

Help us reach this goal by donating today at www.delmarvapublicradio.net .
Featured DPR Staff Member: Don Rush
Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Radio. He has spent the last 35 years in broadcast journalism specializing in national politics.

Before coming to Salisbury he spent 12 years in Washington, D.C. with the Pacifica Network News bureau. During the 1980’s he was News Director at KFPK in his home town of Los Angeles. He also worked for the Los Angeles based wire and audio news service CNS/RNW.

Year after year, Rush has earned numerous awards for his reporting, including the 8 awards referenced above.
National Folk Festival: Live Broadcast
DPR is proud to partner with the National Folk Festival , happening in Salisbury, MD, on September 6 - 9, 2019.
This year, DPR will partner with WESM 91.3 FM at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to present live simulcast coverage of the diverse musical acts who will be visiting from all over the globe. We will also provide pertinent information about performance times, places to park and eat, and information to keep you up to date as you plan your visit to Downtown Salisbury.
DPR’s live broadcast of the National Folk Festival is made possible by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore .
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