First for April 13, 2018

Car of the Future
The race is on to find the car of the future. Just what form it will take and how we’ll all adjust to the highway of tomorrow is still the big question. While the technology of self-driving cars gets most of the attention, there’s lots of tech being added to Delaware’s road infrastructure. It’s where we start this week’s First Look.

After MLK
Last week, WHYY and its community partners, the Christina Cultural Arts Center and the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League hosted Wilmington: 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event gave community leaders and attendees a chance to chime-in about how far Wilmington come has since King’s death. While more still needs to be done, many agreed that there have been social and economic advances for blacks since the late 60s.

Societal Shift
The issue of race was addressed at Wilmington: 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote speaker Darrick Hamilton, of the New School in New York City, said race still confines people of color from advancing economically in America. He says that a societal shift in equity fairness will change things.

First Experience: George A. Weymouth
Painter and philanthropist George A. Weymouth passed away in 2016. “Frolic,” as he was known, was one of the founders of the Brandywine Conservancy and Brandywine River Museum of Art. He was a passionate, but private painter. Our First Experience is at the Brandywine River Museum of Art for the first retrospective of his art covering five decades of painting.

How Far We’ve Come
Following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., riots in Wilmington resulted in occupation of the city by the National Guard. 50 years later, we sat down with some residents and city leaders to get their take on the city’s past, present and future.

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