First for February 10, 2017

    Violence report
    The CDC Advisory Council recently released its report on Wilmington gun violence, looking at it as a public health issue. The report provided suggestions to help keep young people out of trouble. So where do we go from here? In this week’s First Look, we hear what city leaders think should happen next.

    State of Play: Steve Tanzer
    Political news blogger Steve Tanzer from Delaware Liberal breaks down the special election in Middletown and what’s at stake for the state Senate in the race.

    First Person: Stephanie Hansen
    Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic candidate running in Middletown’s special election, the 10th Senate District. Hansen hopes to fill the seat vacated by Bethany Hall Long, who was elected lieutenant governor. She joins us this week on First.

    Delaware Today Magazine
    Along with content partner Delaware Today magazine, we showcase the Rose Hill Community Center, which is doing its best to be a safe haven for kids and a solution to the problem of violence and crime in New Castle and beyond.

    First Experience: Diane Keesee
    Diane Keesee was a photographer, but artistically wasn’t happy. She was also having recurring dreams where she was painting and selling silk scarves. So, when she saw an ad for a silk painting workshop, she signed up. That was 21 years ago and she has been painting silk ever since. See how that dream turned into our First Experience this week.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.