First for Friday, August 30, 2013

Wilmington Violence

Thinking outside the box to get to the heart of Wilmington’s violence issue, that’s what a University of Delaware professor did when he trained a group of men and women who were either caught up in life on the streets or the criminal justice system to collect data from residents in two poverty stricken neighborhoods. Many call the study an intervention experience designed to direct some of those data collectors to better opportunities.

Lego Tower of Power

When the Guinness Book of World Records comes out in two weeks it will contain the feat of students from John Dickinson High School. It was an interesting piece of engineering and ingenuity on the part of these students. It stood 113 feet tall. But what goes up, must come down.

First Conversation: Rep. John Carney

This summer, Delaware’s lone Representative in the U.S. House has been traveling around the state to talk about the rising costs of college tuition. His latest stop is our First studios, where he talked with WHYY’s Mark Eichmann about the high cost of college education, gridlock in Washington, and more.

Content Delaware

A program that can trace its roots back to the civil rights movement of the 60’s wrapped up its first summer in Wilmington. The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School Program is an outgrowth of the Mississippi Freedom Project of 1964. In this 50th anniversary year, the expansion into Delaware included a summer reading program. Our content partner Content Delaware takes a look.

First Experience: Time to shred

Glasgow Park has something for everyone. From trails, and sports, a playground for the kids, even a new bark park, but did you know the park has one of the best skate parks in the area? We sent First Experience over to take a look, we found kids of all ages on bikes, boards and scooters enjoying the park together… so grab your board and lets hit the park.

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