First for June 17, 2016

Wilmington’s Youth Police Academy
The Wilmington Police Department is setting some time aside to work with young people this summer, particularly, at-risk teenagers and those interested in law enforcement. The reason, a program that’s designed to address policing from a different view. In this week’s First Look we’ll hear from the officer that’s running the academy. He explains why Wilmington’s Youth Police Academy is one program that area teens don’t want to miss.

The Tornoe Spin
Perhaps some of those students in the Youth Police Academy will become the next generation of Wilmington police officers. We bring in Rob Tornoe for his take on the news this week, and we’re still trying to grapple with the mass shooting in Orlando in this week’s cartoon.

Dace on Business
The countdown to the end of the legislative year continues in Dover. Lawmakers are not only trying to pass legislation they support, but also trying to deal with the fiscal realities of the 2017 budget. In our Dace on Business segment, Dace Blaskovitz talks with democratic lobbyist Rhett Ruggerio about what’s going on behind the scenes.

Dogs on the job
Now let’s talk about a different type of business story. As if trying to feed nutritious foods to the more than 120,000 Delawareans in need isn’t hard enough, Food Bank of Delaware CEO Patricia Beebe is also trying to help all of the animals in Delaware shelters get adopted. How? By letting her employees bring their pets to work.

Decision 2016
The third in our series of WHYY and News Journal Wilmington Mayoral debates took place at the Grand Opera House Tuesday. The topic was the arts and their place in the quality of life in our region. The debate didn’t produce any fireworks, but there was a lot of pointed comments about taxes and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

First Experience: 365 Elements in Time
Artist Barbara Warden challenged herself to sit and make a drawing a day for an entire year. Inspired by nature’s elements Barbara took herself on a journey through her art. The results are now on display at the Biggs Museum in Dover, we head there this week for First Experience.

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