First for February 23, 2018

Farm to Faucet
The lower Delaware town of Blades is a little closer to getting their drinking water back to acceptable levels. Perflourinated compounds or PFCs have been found in the water. Our First Look this week deals with water pollution of another sort. When we turn on the tap to get a drink, we don’t really think about the journey that water takes to get to our faucet. It takes a lot of coordination both in and out of Delaware to keep that water clean.

First Person
Last Monday PBS presented a look at the history of historically black college’s and universities. You can find that program online at video.whyy.org. In our area, Cheney, Lincoln and Delaware State University are HBCUs. At Delaware State, the search is on for a new president. The interim president Dr. Wilma Mishoe, sat down with Nichelle in Dover this week as our First Person.

Delmarva’s history making town
Last year marked the 150th anniversary of Unionville, a town located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about an hour west of Harrington, Delaware. This Black History Month, First takes a closer look at the rise of this close-knit community. The story of Unionville is one of perseverance over the atrocities of slavery and racism, coupled with the determination of 18 black Civil War vets to make a better life for themselves and their families.

First Experience: Susan Benarcik
As a child, Susan Benarcik used the items she found around her parents stores, things like flowers, string, wood and paper, and began to make sculpture and art out of them. Today Susan is an urban gardener and it’s that love of nature and the outdoors that informs her artwork. She has a new exhibit in Arden, and First Experience went to check it out, you may never look at a bundle of sticks the same way again.

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