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Delmarva’s Own podcast was created to explore Delmarva in any way we can! We want to tell the story of the region through the people of today, their knowledge of yesterday, and their hopes for tomorrow.

Delmarva's Own Podcast Jeffrey Scott

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Delmarva’s Own podcast was created to explore Delmarva in any way we can! We want to tell the story of the region through the people of today, their knowledge of yesterday, and their hopes for tomorrow.

    Delmarva's Own Writers Association and Publishers

    Delmarva's Own Writers Association and Publishers

    In this episode I am joined by three members of the Board of Directors for the Eastern Shore Writers Association.

    Tara Elliot is the President of ESWA and joins Kenton Kilgore as the co-directors of the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference. Emily Rich is the managing editor of ESWA's anthology, Bay to Ocean: The Year's Best Writing from the Eastern Shore.

    The blog post for this episode is full of information regarding publishing resources available to the people of Delmarva. You can find the blog at www.delmarvasown.com.

    You can find ESWA at www.easternshorewriters.org.

    Special thanks to PAC14 who provided us with air-conditioned recording space for this episode.


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    • 48 min
    Delmarva's Own Writers Association and John Williams Fanboy

    Delmarva's Own Writers Association and John Williams Fanboy

    In this episode, Jeff shares a story pulled from the Eastern Shore Writers Association anthology, Bay to Ocean: The Year's Best Writing from the Eastern Shore. The story is from the 2019 edition, and is titled Why Real Men Cry at Boston Symphony Hall. It's a story about a boy and his grandma and their love for John Williams, the famed American composer.

    Delmarva's Own pulled the music clips from the following YouTube videos. Follow the links to hear the entire piece.

    Theme from Star Wars.

    Theme from Jaws.

    Theme from Schindler's List.

    Theme from Star Wars, Episode I, A New Hope.

    The Olympic Theme.

    While not used in the episode, Jeff does mention how John Williams was influenced by Gustav Holst and suggest listeners take a few moments to listen to the two pieces below as evidence.

    Gustav Holst, Mars, Bringer of War.

    Comparison of Mars, Bringer of War and Imperial March from Star Wars.

    The blog which accompanies this podcast episode can be found at www.delmarvasown.com. Jeff discusses just what an anthology is.

    Special thanks again to friend of the podcast, Randy Scott for his vocal talent. Randy can be found at www.voiceofrandy.com . 

    Listeners interested in seeing the first articles for which Jeff received a paycheck can do so at www.jeffreyscottwriting.com and clicking on "Freelance Work."


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    • 30 min
    Dr. Kirkland Hall - Delmarva's Own Baseball Historian

    Dr. Kirkland Hall - Delmarva's Own Baseball Historian

    Dr. Kirkland Hall joined Delmarva's Own Podcast in February as the last conversation for episodes directly related to Black History Month. So, we're a bit late getting this one out.

    Dr. Hall spent his life and career as an educator, community activist, and minister. Frankly, this description does a disservice to the amount of work Dr. Hall has done in the Delmarva community, particularly in the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. He also played baseball on a historically black baseball team which originated early in the 1900's. Dr. Hall tells us about his time playing on the team and the way black baseball teams impacted communities on Delmarva.

    For more information regarding Dr. Hall, Negro League Baseball on Delmarva, or Hall of Fame players from the Negro League era, check out our blog about the episode. There are links to several players and a picture of the historical monument placed at the baseball field where Dr. Hall played.

    Special thanks also goes to Marty Payne of the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame. Marty was a wealth of information in preparation for this episode.

    The music for this episode was provided by Everett Spells. Everett can be found on his website. He is available for your music entertainment needs or for private lessons.


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    • 50 min
    Delmarva's Own Freedom Fighter: Harriet Tubman - The Early Years

    Delmarva's Own Freedom Fighter: Harriet Tubman - The Early Years

    This episode is about former enslaved person, abolitionist leader and Underground Railroad Conductor, Harriet Tubman. Harriet grew up in bondage in the area of Cambridge, Maryland. I met with Lawson Nwakudo, a guide at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park to discuss Harriet's earliest years, when she would have been known as Araminta "Minty" Ross. We talk about her birth, the tasks she performed while enslaved and the injury that almost killed her. As it turns out, this injury may have been the turning point for little Minty, and placed her on a trajectory that would help change America.

    Special thanks to Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) and the A Capella Choir for their performance of "Steal Away." This performance can be found on their Free At Last album.

    Located just south of Boston, Massachusetts, on the historic south shore, ENC offers a quality college education in a diverse community committed to racial justice.


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    • 39 min
    Delmarva's Own Black History Authority: Dr. Clara Small

    Delmarva's Own Black History Authority: Dr. Clara Small

    This week we are joined by Dr. Clara Small to help us begin to dig in to the vast treasure-trove of history available to us.  

    Dr. Small is a historian who has dedicated her life to telling the story of black Americans from Delmarva. Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, Hall spent 36 years teaching history in courses including World Civilizations, Civil Rights in American Society, African American History and related topics. It might be argued that she is the region's foremost scholar on the history of Black America on the Delmarva Peninsula.

    Dr. Small has authored or co-authored 7 books, with her 8th due out before the leaves bud out on the trees this spring. Titles include:


    Reality Check: Brief Biographies of African-Americans on Delmarva

    Compass Points: Profiles & Biographies of African Americans from the Delmarva Peninsula, Volumes 1,2, & 3 [Publication Forthcoming]


    Co-Authored:


    Men of Color: To Arms! Manumitted Slaves and Free Blacks from the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland Who Served in the Civil War

    They Wore Blue and Their Hearts Were Loyal: The United States Colored Troops of Dorchester County Maryland


    Her work has garnered her acclaim and recognition resulting in numerous awards including:


    University System of Maryland Regent’s Award for Public Service

    Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Frank H. Morris Humanitarian Award

    The Harriet Tubman Lifetime Achievement Award


    Dr. Small has also served as a member of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.

    For more information about Dr. Hall and Our discussion today, visit www.delmarvasown.com.

    We located the music used in this episode on Youtube. Click here for We Will Overcome. Click here for Stand By Me.


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    • 53 min
    Major Mayor, Jake Day

    Major Mayor, Jake Day

    Jake Day is the Mayor of Salisbury, Maryland.

    At the time of this recording, Jake was on active duty, stationed in Djibouti in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, America's war on terror. Jake is one of three sitting Mayors to have been in active duty while holding office.

    You can find more about Jake at the episode webpage located here, at www.delmarvasown.com.

    You can follow Mayor Day at the following places:

    Twitter: @jacobrday

    Instagram: @jacobrday

    Mayor’s Webpage: https://salisbury.md/mayors-office


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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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tnuchad ,

Great shows! Heartfelt and deserved local pride gets heard!

Thank you for putting these together, Jeff! Loved hearing the stories of Dr. Clara Small and the rich heritage of Delmarva’s black history makers. Also loved listening hearing about the radio career of Randy Scott! Well done. Can’t wait to hear more.

A Writer in Maryland ,

Professional and Engaging

This host, Jeff Scott, does his homework and does not disappoint his guest or listeners. It is clear from the start that Jeff is serious about crafting a quality podcast and listening experience with Delmarva’s Own.

Sometimes you click on a podcast because the subject matter interests you but you get disappointed by not-great audio and a host that just doesn’t quite seem to get the rhythm and flow. Jeff is NOT that host - Jeff is doing great work to engage with his guests in a meaningful way and to make sure these are conversations that will stick with his listeners.

I happily subscribed and look forward to new episodes!

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