First for August 26, 2016

Can Wilmington be hip?
When you walk around downtown Wilmington now, It’s hard not to notice all that’s changed. There are new restaurants, bars and apartments, lots of apartments.The housing and new amenities are part of a citywide effort to bring more young people to Wilmington. The key, many believe, to turning the place around for the better. Here’s our first look.

Dace on Biz
For those who follow New Castle County government there is no bigger phrase than the unified development code. In his monthly conversation WHYY contributor Dace Blaskovitz talks to John Stapleford of the group Decon First.

Blood Needs
The Blood Bank of Delmarva needs donors flowing through its doors to maintain the blood supply. Right now, the supply is running low and the daily goal of nearly 300 donors is not being met.

Love your brown

In the August issue of Glamour magazine, President Barack Obama writes about the unfair realities of being female, especially for women of color. Two Dover mothers also tackle that sensitive issue, which can undermine girls’ confidence, in their new children’s book.

First Person: Miss Delaware
This year’s Miss America Pageant is September 11th in Atlantic City. Miss Delaware Amanda Debus will be there representing the First State. She joins us this week as our First Person guest to talk about the pageant and her platform topic: food allergies.

First Experience: Embroidery: The Language of Art
The definition of art has changed over time. At one time, it simply meant skill. A new exhibit at Winterthur looks at where embroidery fits into that definition of art with some unique and rare items.

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