First for Friday, May 23, 2014

Child Predator Task Force

Online child pornography is a national problem, but as technology advances, it has become of particular concern in Delaware. Delaware received $310,000 in federal and state money this fiscal year to run the Delaware Child Predator Task Force. This week we explain why the unit is poised to get even more help from the state.

A hope to cure violence

Wilmington’s crime pendulum could soon slow down as the city moves closer to implementing “Cure Violence,” a national crime-prevention model destined for several neighborhood hotspots this summer. Its unique approach is credited to a decrease in shootings in Chicago’s toughest areas; will the program see success in Wilmington?

Always watching

Local law enforcement officials have their hands full with everyday crime, but they also form part of a regional team aimed at protecting the public from acts of terrorism and other threats. A recent meet-up of these groups demonstrates their tactics and how staying on the cutting edge in technology is vital for law enforcement.

State of Play

With the final month of work for members of the Delaware General Assembly right around the corner, what better time for State of Play? Joining us this week are Stephanie Hansen and Michael Stafford to discuss the close of the legislative session and more.

The battle over AZ

The battle over AstraZeneca seems to change every day. To take the bigger-picture approach on what this means to the Delaware economy and to ‘big-pharma’ in general, we bring in Elana Gordon, a member of the Pulse radio program on WHYY-FM.

First Experience: Romanick Pottery

On First Experience this week, we meet two artists who first met as pen pals through a ceramics magazine. For over 20 years, Paul and Tonya Romanick have brought their talents together to elevate their craft to works of art. Check out what keeps them going after all these years. You’ll find that there is more to pottery than just bowls and platters.

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