October 5, 2010 – Hour 2

Join us for another installment of our new series On Delmarva.  Up first on this week’s show, we continue our series interviewing candidates who are running for office to represent Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Former Governor Robert Ehrlich joins us to examine the issues that affect Delmarva, from rehabilitating the oyster population in the bay, to taking a look at the future of development.

In the second half of the show join us for a conversation with Dr. Mike Lewis, Director of the Environmental Studies Program and Associate Professor of History at Salisbury University.  We’ll talk about some familiar Delmarva landscapes, and how they – along with the lives of the people who live there – have changed over time.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I found a fair amount of what Lewis said very interesting, but he really went over the top by accusing the so-called “older farmers” of being selfish in the land rights issue last year. Firstly,I don’t think it was a fair delineation between old and young, it was a delineation between farmers with land rights and those without. Lewis suggested that land rights that some farmers have, should be legislatively taken away from them so that young farmers can buy cheaper land. If that is what society wants, they should compensate farmers by buying development easements and then let the fair market system have its way, so his so-called “young farmers” can by their land more cheaply. Personally, I think existing professors at SU, should give up part of their compensation, so more young professors can be hired at the school. I wonder how he would like that?

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