First for Friday, October 3, 2014

Citizen’s Police Academy

Random shootings and unsolved crimes are a concern for many Wilmington residents. Some of those residents have decide to get involved. In this week’s First Look we go inside the 13th Citizen’s Police Academy. Police and residents want to make sure the police and people on the streets form a connection.

Decision 2014

Our Decision 2014 coverage of the Delaware Attorney General’s contest continues with the Democratic candidate, Matt Denn. You know him as the current Lieutenant Governor. We discuss why he should be elected Delaware’s next Attorney General and his approaches to some of the issues in the race.

Bird Patterns

The old real estate adage “location, location, location” is being applied in a new way in Delaware: birding. Bird watchers in the First State are enjoying the peak of fall migration and the American Birding Association has just finalized its move to Delaware to be in the middle of it all. We keep our eyes on the skies as we take a look at that move along with our content partner Delaware Today magazine.

First Person: Mark Murphy

Delaware was recently awarded $6-million in federal and state money to help turn around six low performing schools designated as ‘priority schools.’ Delaware’s Education Secretary Mark Murphy joins us this week to talk about the initiative.

First Experience: Remembering Matt Haley

We have a different type of First Experience this week. It’s the remembrance ceremony for Matt Haley held last weekend. It was a time to share memories and pay respects to a man who meant so much to Delaware, andpeople around the world.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.