UMES 30 is a half-hour locally produced talk show covering a variety of topics featuring guests from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the local community, and from around the country.


On this edition of UMES 30, show host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with Dr. John R. Winnersten, award-winning author and Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Dr. Winnersten discusses the effects of environmental change in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, as well as the future of communities along the watershed and the nation as a whole.

(ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 5/26/2019)



According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, about nine-in-ten Americans cited love as a very important reason to get married, ahead of making a lifelong commitment and companionship. Millennials--and some Gen-Xers--are choosing to delay marriage until they have completed their education, established careers, and have sound financial footing. This delay may be part of the reason why the divorce rate among Millennials is below 50 percent. UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright discusses love, marriage, and relationships with Dr.


Over the past several years, the UMES School of Pharmacy has been deliberate in providing patient-centered care, continuing outreach in the community about health issues, and creating an environment that fosters research as well as medical discoveries. Host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with UMES School of Pharmacy faculty, a graduate of the program, and a 4th year student. (ORIGINAL AIR DATE 5/12/2019) 

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The athletic shoe industry has helped to shape mainstream culture around the world for decades. How did sneakers grow from just something athletes wore while they were on the court or the field, to multi-billion dollar brand recognition in fashion and hip-hop culture?

UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with Gene Smith and Drew Greer--two men who have been involved with sneaker branding and storytelling for more than ten years.



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Teaching is an honorable profession in this country. On this edition of UMES 30, show host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with local educators with ties to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore about the important roles teachers play in shaping the future of society. (ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 4/28/2019)