First for December 11, 2015

Forgotten cemetery gets new life

According to a 2014 study by the US Substance and Mental Health Administration, 42 million Americans suffer from a mental illness. While there’s been some progress in how those with mental health problems are treated, there is still a stigma. This weeks’ First Look visits a Delaware cemetery that shows a picture of how that stigma is changing.

The Tornoe Spin

It’s Rob Tornoe time for the month of December. This week a jury in Dover found a white police officer not guilty of assault. He was tried for kicking an African American in the head, breaking his jaw. Rob is here to share his opinion.

Dace on Biz

Dace Blaskovitz is back for his segment, Dace on Business. This month he speaks with former Governor and Congressman Mike Castle on a wide range of topics.

First Person

We have two great First Person guests this week. We meet Sarah Erich and Richard Raspa. Both are University of Delaware students who were part of teams that worked on a student-produced documentary for their communications class. We’ve featured students from this class over the years on First.

First Experience: E. Jean Lanyon

From 1979 – 2001 E. Jean Lanyon was Delaware’s poet Laureate. She is often referred to as the people’s poet. E-Jean is also an accomplished painter and was on the front lines of the arts movement in Wilmington in the ‘70’s. Her art and influence were on display in galleries as well as the arts magazine ‘dream streets’. She has a lasting legacy and is our First Experience.

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