First for September 15, 2017

    Wilmington violence
    The city of Wilmington can’t seem to shake its image of gun violence that seems to be out of control. Last Saturday more than 300 concerned residents turned out to show they wanted to get involved and do something. The event at the Westminster Presbyterian Church featured both state and city officials. Our First Look presents a summary of their remarks.

    The Tornoe Spin
    Rob Tornoe is here for his monthly cartoon commentary. That gun violence series did provoke a lot of discussion. Some of which Rob captured in this weeks cartoon.

    The Muslim Voice
    The FBI’s 2015 hate crime numbers show attacks on mosques and hate crimes against Muslims are at an all-time high since 2001, after the September 11th attacks. Since 9/11, Delaware’s Muslim community has stayed largely under the radar. But now a growing number of people in that community have found their voice.

    First Person: Dorrell Green
    It’s nearly impossible to have a conversation about education in Delaware today without talking about the poor academic performance and disciplinary problems at so many traditional public schools, especially in the city of Wilmington. With us today as our First Person to discuss possible solutions is Dorrell Green, head of Governor John Carney’s new Office of Innovation and Improvement.

    Longwood reborn
    In a couple weeks the first season of the refurbished fountains at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square will come to a close. It cost $90 million to update the plumbing system that began operations in 1931. Peter Crimmins of WHYY-FM’s arts and culture desk reports on how the new vision fits perfectly with the creator of the fountains, Pierre DuPont.

    The watchmakers
    A few months ago we brought you a story on First about a retired Baltimore cop who was trying to open a watch repair school exclusively for veterans right here in Delaware. Naysayers thought the school was a pipe dream, but after seven years of planning and hard work, the next step in that dream took place with the school’s grand opening in Odessa.

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