First for Friday, February 6, 2015

The Mayor’s new plan

Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams is fired up about the number of murders and shootings in he city. First Look reports on the Mayor’s new plan. It’s a plan that he believes can attack the city’s crime hot spots. He also answers critics who believe he isn’t doing enough, including one critic who says we should call out the National Guard.

The Passion of Juan Carlos Cruz

This fall, Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The worldwide church sex abuse scandal isn’t on the agenda, but it is still on many people’s minds. It’s certainly on the mind of a DuPont company executive who immigrated from Chile and knows first hand what that scandal means. His story is our content partner story with DelawareToday Magazine.

First Person: Jamie Wyeth

We reported a few weeks ago here on First about the Jamie Wyeth retrospective on display at the Brandywine River Museum. The normally reclusive Wyeth has been doing interviews for this event, and we had the chance to sit down with him days after the show’s opening. In our First Person interview, we asked Wyeth why he finds exhibitions like this ‘discomforting’.

Dace on Business

Dace Blaskovitz is a familiar face to many WHYY viewers. He’s back with a series of business interviews. This week Dace sits down with Ron Morris, former finance director of both New Castle County and the city of Wilmington.

First Experience: Lewes Glassmaker

Deborah Applebee used to own a mens clothing shop in Lewes. She knew that once the Rehoboth outlet stores began that she needed a change of careers. She took a class on glassblowing and was hooked. After several apprenticeships in Europe and Seattle she settled back home in Lewes. First Experience shows you Applebee’s craft, her style, and what goes into it.

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