October 21, 2010 – Hour 1

Join us for another episode of On Delmarva, our new series focusing on life on the Peninsula.  This week we’ll bring you two different perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay.  Dave Nemazie is the Associate Vice President for External Affairs at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and he’s been closely following the health of the bay, from both a scientific and policy point of view, for years.  He joins us to take a look at the big questions facing the Bay, from what we can do to prevent runoff from polluting the water, to how we’re going to ensure the economic health of the communities who depend on the Bay.  Then, we look at some of the smallest inhabitants of the Bay with Dr. Jamie Pierson.  He is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland’s Horn Point Lab, and his work focuses on plankton, some of the smallest, and perhaps most important, inhabitants of the bay.  Finally, On Delmarva correspondent Tom Horton tells us about life on the edges of Delmarva – along the riverbanks and coastlines that are home to so many living creatures.