First for April 8, 2016

Assassination of Lincoln
Friday, April 15th is the 151st anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. There have been many stories written about that fateful day. So why would Wilmington writer Kathy Canavan want to add another chapter to the story? First Look reports the answers and offers a simple explanation. There are still untold stories out there.

Girl Develop IT
There’s a new option in Delaware for women looking to improve their technology skills. The non-profit group ‘Girl Develop It’ is launching a chapter in Wilmington, offering everything from introductory to more advanced coding and web design classes. At a time when the tech industry struggles to recruit enough skilled coders, ‘Girl Develop It’ aims to train more women for a career in the traditionally male-dominated profession.

The Tornoe Spin
A crowded field of candidates are in the running to unseat Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams. Here to talk more about the campaign is editorial cartoonist Rob Tornoe.

Decision 2016
An eighth challenger to Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams has entered the race. Maria Cabrera is on the Wilmington City Council. She’s the first woman and the first Latina to enter the race. That means a crowded stage for the next WHYY-News Journal debate on April 21st. The moderator for that debate is Jason Levine, the editorial page editor of the News Journal. He joins us this week on First.

Conservation in Bloom
When most people think about Mt. Cuba, a fancy Du Pont garden comes to mind. What most people don’t know is that for years Mt. Cuba has quietly helped protect thousands of acres of untouched land to the tune of millions of dollars. We profile Mt. Cuba center together with our content partner, Delaware Today Magazine.

First Experience: Milford Mural
Milford is a very unique town. it sits along the Misspillian river, and counts both Kent and Sussex counties as home. It is also home to a very diverse community. To celebrate that diversity a group of volunteers and artists have been working on a mural project to welcome residents and visitors alike to the town. First Experience visited Milford to see how the mural is coming along and meet the artists behind it.

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