First for Friday, July 26, 2013

Mortgage mediation impact

Over the last five years in Delaware, at least 25 thousand people have been foreclosed upon. In 2010 the state reached an all time high with over six thousand foreclosures. In this week’s First Look, we take a look at foreclosures today and whether a mandatory mediation program has decreased those numbers.

Saved from an overdose

The “911 Good Samaritan” law gives legal immunity to those who call for help when a person is overdosing. The bill was supported by parents who lost children to addiction, some of whom possibly could have been saved. These families view this new law as a positive step, but say their fight against addiction is far from over.

First Person: Charlie Copeland

Delaware Republicans have a new leader, and he’s a familiar face around WHYY, Charlie Copeland is here this week to discuss the state of the Republican party in Delaware.

Row for it!

There are many kinds of summer camps that tap into the imagination for kids. One such program in Wilmington is called “Row For It!”, this camp introduces the sport of rowing, and we spent a great day following campers down the Christina River.

First Experience: Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts has been making beautiful music for years. This summer they brought that music to Delaware’s libraries both to entertain and teach kids of all ages about music from around the world. First Experience caught up with them at the Hockessin Library as they brought the simple gift of music to a very eager audience.

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