Thu March 14, 2013

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Wed February 13, 2013
black history month

Listen to Black History Month programs on WESM 91.3 FM

Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.
  • Heavenly Sight - A Vision Out of Blindness
    • First Airdate:  Tuesday, February 5 at 12:00 pm
    • Re-aired:           Sunday, February 10 at 2:00 pm
    • From:                    Artemis Media Project / Medium Rare (Distributed by Public Radio International – PRI)
    • Length:                 1 hour
  • Race and the Space Race
    • First Airdate:     Sunday, February 10 at 4:00 pm
    • Re-airing:            Thursday, Februa
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Tue January 22, 2013
dr. bell-mlk day keynote address

President Bell delivers keynote address during King Day tribute event

UMES president Dr. Juliette B. Bell delivers the keynote address at the 28th annual MLK tribute event.
Credit UMES Office of Public Relations

SALISBURY, Md. – (Jan. 22, 2013) – Dr. Juliette B. Bell, in her first major public address since becoming UMES’ president 6½ months ago, called on celebrants of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday to draw inspiration from “the power of a dream.”

That was the overarching theme of Bell’s keynote address Monday to a crowd of more than 800 attending the 28th annual Tri-County Organizations’ Coalition tribute to the late civil rights leader.

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Fri January 11, 2013

SBA, FEMA offer disaster aid to area residents affected by Sandy

Impacted by Hurricane Sandy? SBA has resources to help you rebuild your business or home.
Credit U.S. Small Business Administration (sba.gov)

If you are in an area within a disaster declaration, you may be eligible to apply for disaster assistance from SBA or FEMA. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides loans to homeowners, renters, businesses and private non-profit organizations to repair or replace real estate, personal property, equipment and business assets that have been damaged in a disaster like Hurricane Sandy. However, the deadline is fast approaching, so qualifying residents are encouraged to apply.

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Wed January 2, 2013
gun control

Commentary: Gun control - if not now, when?

University of Maryland Eastern Shore history professor Dr. Joshua Wright
Credit UMES Dept. of Public Relations

Was Costas Right?

Perhaps I was among a minority who applauded Bob Costas during his recent rant on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” In voicing his opinion on the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins, the mother of Belcher’s daughter, Costas enraged anti-gun control supporters.

“You want some perspective … it comes from Jason Whitlock. ‘Our current gun culture,’ Whitlock wrote, ‘ensures that more domestic disputes end in tragedy. Handguns do not enhance safety. They exacerbate our flaws and bait us into embracing confrontation.’ ”

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