First for September 2, 2016

Hoops to Hope
Wilmington’s Eastside has a reputation as one of the toughest places in the city, plagued with poverty and violence. But city leaderes are hoping a new outlet for young people in the Eastside could change that. In this week’s First Look, we visit the recently rennovated Kirkwood Park to see how sport is helping revive the community.

State of Play #1
Stephanie Hansen and Michael Stafford join us this week in the First studio to look at the race for Wilmington’s next mayor.

First Person: Barry Schlecker
Let’s take a five minute break from politics and bring in Barry Schlecker who is the head of the Brandywine Festival of the Arts. He is our First Person this week.

State of Play #2
We must be close to an election. Time now for a bonus State of Play on First. This time we introduce Steve Tanzer. His voice is familiar, and so is his website, We discuss the Lieutenant Governor’s race in Delaware.

First Experience: Maurice Sendak
About 50 years ago the world of children’s literature was changed with the publishing of the iconic book “Where the Wild Things Are.” The person responsible for that work was Maurice Sendak. A joint exhibit at both the Biggs Museum and the Dover Public Library showcases Sendak’s work and talent through a traveling exhibit making its only stop in the First State. Its our First Experience this week.

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