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First for April 21, 2017




Tackling teen pregnancy–a whole person approach
The rate of teen pregnancy continues to fluctuate, but is mostly stable in the first state. Programs such as DAPI work with girls to understand what is at stake once they have a child and how to prevent further unintended pregnancies. But there are also programs like “Girls Can Do Anything” which work with these young woman to understand how to take total control of their lives including through the economic impact.

Police Connections
Yomayra Carmona’s son Bryant is visually impaired. To the untrained eye his behavior might seem erratic. She convinced the Wilmington Police Department that an important connection to the community would be to identify people like Bryant and make sure that behavior is not mistaken for someone who is not cooperating with the police. The training sensitivity has worked as we report this week.

Tornoe Spin
Governor Carney and the state of Delaware’s financial topics are on Rob’s agenda. Read Rob’s commentary on newsworks.org/Delaware beginning Friday morning.

First person: Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester
Delaware’s Congressional representative discusses gridlock, the need for transparency and her committee assignments on the Education and Agriculture Committees in the U.S. House of Representatives.

A perfected treat
A Delaware company which makes dog treats hires a number of disabled employees. One challenge they have is dealing with accurate measurements. That may be fixed through the winning team at Concord High School and the Source America Design Challenge Team competition.

First Experience: The art of SYNE
Eight artists make up the consortium known as SYNE, they are celebrating 25 years together with a big exhibit of their work at the Biggs Museum in Dover. Check it out and meet two of the artists in this week’s First Experience.