Podcast Archive

Date Posted: September 25th, 2022

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – September 25, 2022

Andy Truscott speaks with Greg Hammond, an author from Wilmington, Delaware – and one of the Delaware Division of the Arts’ 2022 Emerging Individual Artist Fellows in the field of fiction literature. Gregory Hammond wanted to be a writer “from the get-go.” In elementary school, he wrote “book reports in the form of plays and […]

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Date Posted: September 16th, 2022

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – September 18, 2022

Andy Truscott speaks with Dr. JoAnn Balingit and Dr. Traci Currie, the teaching artists and coaches of this year’s Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest in Delaware. Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a national program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the […]

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Date Posted: September 10th, 2022

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – September 11, 2022

Andy Truscott speaks with Dr. Kirsten Kunkle and Dr. Marisa Robinson, the co-founders of Wilmington Concert Opera. Wilmington Concert Opera, an exclusively woman and minority run company, was founded on principles of diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility. Wilmington Concert Opera strives to serve the greater Wilmington, Delaware community by prioritizing the hiring of local musicians to […]

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Date Posted: September 3rd, 2022

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – September 4, 2022

Andy Truscott interviews Kiara Florez, a 2022 Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellow in the field of Visual Arts. A recent graduate of Delaware State University with a B.A. in studio art, Florez has already been seen in several exhibitions, was the Delaware winner of the 2017 Doodle4Google competition, and has had her […]

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Date Posted: August 27th, 2022

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – August 28, 2022

Andy Truscott interviews Leah Beach, Founder and Executive Director of the Developing Artist Collaboration (the DAC) located in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Their Artist Development Programming provides Artist Members of DAC with access to resources, development based programming, studio space and a supportive community of like-minded individuals. Whether it’s a simply a space to work and collaborate […]

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Date Posted: August 21st, 2022

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – August 21, 2022

Andy Truscott interviews Joan Beatson, Director of Advancement, and Taylor Ciampi, company dancer, with First State Ballet Theatre. First State Ballet Theatre—Delaware’s professional ballet company—has written an unparalleled chapter of artistic, educational and financial achievement in Delaware dance history and is the only major Delaware performing arts company to have presented a statewide season with […]

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Date Posted: August 13th, 2022

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – August 14, 2022

Andy Truscott interviews Leslie Shaffer, the Executive Director of the Delaware Contemporary, located on Wilmington’s Riverfront. The Delaware Contemporary is an art space that infuses contemporary art and creativity into our community through compelling exhibitions, dynamic educational experiences, and access to the artistic process. Founded in 1979 by artists, The Delaware Contemporary presents exhibitions of […]

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Date Posted: July 29th, 2022

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – July 31, 2022

Andy Truscott interviews Dr. Traci Currie, the Program Director for the CityFest ArtsWork Youth Apprenticeship Program at the Urban Artist Exchange in Wilmington, Delaware. Cityfest Arts Work began its inaugural 6-week summer program in June 2020 with 12 youth apprentices, 4 teaching artists, 1 volunteer community member, a yoga instructor and the program director – […]

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Date Posted: July 23rd, 2022

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – July 24, 2022

Andy Truscott interviews Pam Manocchio, the newly appointed Executive Director of The Grand Opera House and The Playhouse on Rodney Square about the upcoming events this summer and beyond at Wilmington’s historic theatre complex. To take a look at upcoming events at The Grand or The Playhouse on Rodney Square, visit

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Date Posted: July 17th, 2022

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – July 17, 2022

  Andy Truscott interviews David Pickrell and Marcia Reed about the upcoming Ladybug Music Festival in Downtown Milford, Delaware on July 30 from 2-9pm. To learn more about the 2022 Milford Ladybug Festival visit or    

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