First for Friday, April 17, 2015

ADA 25
This Summer marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Designed to level the playing field, the ADA prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunities for those living with disabilities. While the law isn’t perfect, this week’s First Look shows the world of difference it has made since it’s passage.

First Person: Hanifa Shabazz
First Person this week is Wilmington City Councilwoman Hanifa Shabazz. She pushed for the CDC to take a look at Wilmington’s violence problem. We sit down to discuss the violence in the city, the report and possible solutions to the problem.

Officer for a day
We have a new monthly series we call ‘Teach Me’, where we look at the type of training and teaching that go into everyday jobs. A rash of highly publicized shootings has thrown cops squarely in the spotlight. This week Delaware education reporter Avi Wolfman-Arent takes a look inside what is perhaps our nation’s most scrutinized profession in today’s media.

Dace on Business
A showdown will be taking place at a shareholder meeting in Delaware next month over the future of the Du Pont company. That is the subject this week in our Dace on Business segment. Dace Blaskovitz sits down with University of Delaware Professor Charles Elson to discuss what could be going on at the company.

First Experience: Wicked Witch Studio
Let’s get a little wicked in our First Experience this week. The Wicked Witch Studio in Bear is a mother-daughter team who make jewelry using everything from old watch parts to taxidermy eyes. Yes, their work is a bit weird, but these women know how to make weird, wonderful.

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