First for Friday, April 11, 2014
First Look: Brown vs. Board plus 60
The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown vs. Board of Education came out in May 1954. As the 60th anniversary of that landmark decision approaches we look at the impact in Delaware through the eyes of one of the first student to integrate Dover High School in September 1954.
Matt Haley didn’t have it easy growing up, but he also didn’t make it easy on himself. After hitting rock bottom through a life on drugs he found salvation in cooking. He is now one of the premiere restaurateurs in Delaware. He’s also made philanthropy a big part of his life. We sit down with Matt as he gets ready to receive the James Beard humanitarian award.
Rob Tornoe has state over time and the state of the Phillies on his mind.
First Person: Teacher of the Year
Lea Wainwright is a French teacher at Appoquinimink High School in Middletown. She shares two values with other winners of this award: a love for her subject and the love of teaching her students. First goes inside her classroom to watch her work.
The Cape May Lewes Ferry always starts its day in Cape May. By the time the last ship leaves Lewes every night a strange set of circumstances take shape. A group of Delaware ghost hunters say there are spirits left behind in Lewes. The people running the ferry say that’s ok with them. They’ve turned it into a tourist attraction.