First for March 23, 2018

Touring Downtown
Wilmington has a rich history, but it has also seen its share of hard times. Many indicators point to another cycle of change and from the looks of construction in the downtown area,those changes are popping up on every corner of Market Street. Most notably are changes within the DuPont building, including to the historic Hotel du Pont. We take you on a tour of downtown in this week’s First Look.

Wilmington Women Artists
March is Women’s History Month, a time when we celebrate amazing women in history and those making their mark in the community today. Here in Delaware, we will highlight the talent of two women in the arts, Bria Noel and Marie Cousar.

Girls Who Code
Getting more girls into computer science is the mission of a national nonprofit trying to close the gender gap in technology. Students have embraced that goal at a middle school in Middletown, where more than 50 kids have joined the Girls Who Code club.

First Person: School Funding
A lawsuit that targets how schools are funded in Delaware, to the detriment of poor students, is the subject of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware. We sat down with ACLU Legal Director Ryan Tack-Hooper. His group represents the plaintiffs in this case. Tack-Hooper is our First Person this week.

First Experience: Loaded for War
During World War II, America’s railroads played a huge part in the war effort. Over 44 million servicemen and women were transported on about 2,500 troop trains a month. The AMC museum, located on the grounds of Dover Air Force Base has an exhibit looking at this overlooked piece of war history. First Experience visited the museum for a look.

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