First for Friday, September 20, 2013

Mortgage mediation impact

Over the last five years in Delaware, at least 25,000 people have been foreclosed upon. In 2010 the state reached an all time high with over 6,000 foreclosures. In this week’s First Look, we take a look at foreclosures today and whether a mandatory mediation program has decreased those numbers.

Follow the sun

Another item pinned to Delaware’s economic future is renewable energy. In the near future the Bloom Boxes ready to be built near the University of Delaware will be part of the picture, but for now, solar is a big part of the plan for the state’s energy future.

Zipping Delaware

Since Go Ape opened over the Summer, visitors to Lums Pond have the chance to experience the state park from 50 feet up. Shirley Min checked out the treetop adventure course when it was still under construction, she returns to explore the course now that Go Ape is up and running.

The Tornoe Spin

Rob Tornoe picks up on the housing theme we presented in First Look. His cartoon looks at the sagging Delaware housing market. He also weighs in on the Eagles and Tim Tebow.

First Experience: The Hagley Labs

The Hagley Museum and Library is a treasure trove of documents, books, and antique items. Keeping all those items in good shape, not only for today, but for generations to come is the job of the Hagley Conservation Lab. First Experience provides a peek at what goes into keeping history alive.

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

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal