Sophia Schmidt is a Delaware native. She comes to Delaware Public Media from NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, DC, where she produced arts, politics, science and culture interviews. She previously wrote about education and environment for The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA. She graduated from Williams College, where she studied environmental policy and biology, and covered environmental events and local renewable energy for the college paper.
Sophia enjoys throwing pottery, hiking and cooking for family and friends.
Scarlett Helmecki, the first girl in Delaware to achieve the rank, accepted the Eagle Scout challenge two years after joining an all-girl BSA troop.
More than 4 million homes face substantial risk of expensive flood damage, a research organization says. Communities where flood insurance is already unaffordable face potentially catastrophic damage.
A recent report from security experts said the new internet voting option was "vulnerable to vote manipulation." Delaware offered it to almost every registered voter for a time.
For our Missed Connections series, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reunites Linda Walker, who was struck by lightning at Girl Scout camp in 1967, with Laurie Luna, the "buddy" who saved Walker's life.