First for August 18, 2017

    Producing change
    Bringing back Wilmington neighborhoods continues to be a top priority. The city’s East Side community is no exception. Urban Acres Produce is among the revitalization projects underway there. It’s producing healthy foods and hopefully fruits of a different kind for a community working its way out of poverty, crime and low levels of home ownership. Check out Urban Acres Produce in this week’s First Look.

    First Person: Dr. Kara Odom Walker

    First Person this week is the head of Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services Dr. Kara Odom Walker. We discuss the addiction crisis nationally and in Delaware.

    Eclipse
    We have a quick solar eclipse lesson. It’s courtesy of the folks at the Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory. They are prepping for one of the most viewed astronomical events in human history.

    Safety Town
    For 33 years, kids in New Castle County have learned things like how to dial 9-1-1 or stop, drop and roll through a beloved program called Safety Town. It’s been around so long that now new generations of children are learning these important, timeless lessons.

    Girls Empowerment
    The new school year is fast approaching and a local student is determined to get her peers excited about heading back to the classroom. Her technique is simple, just a few science projects.

    First Experience: Environmental Impact
    Artists have always interpreted the world around us to tell stories or to shine a light on an issue. In the case of a new exhibit at the Rehoboth Art League the environment takes center stage. Global warming, climate change and extreme weather are just some of the things that inspired the league’s artists to create works reflecting the changing world around us. It’s this week’s First Experience.

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