First for Friday, April 4, 2014

Power struggle

Hailed as a cutting-edge technology, the proposed stand-alone Newark data center on UD’s STAR campus has been a lighting rod for controversy. While there is support for the jobs The Data Center will bring, it’s the natural gas-fired power plant that has some Newark residents fighting to kill the project. In our First Look, you’ll hear from both sides as we report on where things stand.

First Person: Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams

A proposed 9.9 percent property tax increase, the hunt for a new police chief, the anticipated dedication of a new hotel at the Chase Center- there is a lot on Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams’ plate these days. He joins us for First Person to discuss them.

du Pont Generations

For more than 200 years the du Pont family and the DuPont company have made Delaware and America what it is today. That history is detailed in the pages of this month’s Delaware Today magazine. We teamed up with our content partner to examine how the family and the company have impacted the state.

Delaware Makers

This week we introduce you to a woman whose love for children fueled a life-long mission. Her name is Delores Becker. She was front and center when the right to life movement began in Delaware and her passion for the cause is evident.

First Experience: Custom furniture

Twenty years ago Rick Kirk decided office work wasn’t for him, and what started out as a hobby has become his life. He makes custom furniture in his Wilmington shop. First Experience introduces us to Rick and his beautiful work.

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