First for August 21, 2015

Homicide unit update
Two weeks ago a 25 year old mother was killed and her four year old daughter was shot at an intersection close to our studios. The case was quickly solved by the Wilmington homicide unit. First Look this week reports on their success, but as the murder of Latrice Blackshear shows, violence in random and can happen anywhere. It’s going to take more effort to control it.

Making Summer Smarter
Every year, about 11 million kids attend summer camp. If you’ve got the money, you can send your kid to an extravagant sleep away camp or computer science camp or, yes, even journalism camp here at WHYY. Low-income children, though, often end up at community centers where the priority is on safety, not enrichment. One group in Wilmington is trying to change that. It may sound like a small idea, but it has big implications.

First Person
First was at Delaware Stadium to hear from University of Delaware football coach Dave Brock on his expectations heading into the upcoming season. We head to Newark for this week’s First Person.

The Tornoe Spin
Let’s take a quick break from sports on the field to the sports of politics. Rob Tornoe has some thoughts about the Philadelphia Eagles’ training camp and Hillary Clinton’s upcoming visit to Delaware.

Ask this Old House
Ask This Old House, the PBS program seen on WHYY-TV, is taking on projects in Philadelphia and Wilmington. The Wilmington project gave First an opportunity to see how the show selects its projects, and how the original reality show comes together.

First Experience
First Experience introduces artists and their art, but what if you could be part of that art and see it in a whole new light? You can do that at Longwood Garden’s newest exhibit: Nightscape: A light and sound experience. The trees, bushes and fountains are the canvas. Klip Collective is the artist. The place is Longwood Gardens. Describing the experience in one word – amazing.

Cardboard Canoe
As part of our Delaware clean water series we travelled to Blades, DE, along the Nanticoke River, for the Cardboard Canoe Classic. Ever wonder if cardboard canoes can float? Check it out.

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