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First for December 9, 2016




Veterans coming home
For the past few months WHYY has focused on the soldier transition to civilian life. We called our series ‘Veterans Coming Home.’ With the recent announcement that Comcast would hire 10,000 vets over a period of time, we wanted to present some of the issues faced in the veteran transition to civilian life. The key to employment, as you will see in our First Look, is making sure there is a good fit between skills collected in the military, and how they translate after life in the service.

The Tornoe Spin
Vice President Joe Biden might not be riding off into the sunset after all, for more on Biden’s comments about the 2020 Presidential campaign, we turn to Rob Tornoe, our resident editorial cartoonist. We get his take with this week’s new cartoon.

Dace on Business
The Port of Wilmington plays a large part in the Delaware economy. With all the discussions about river dredging, and new competition, we’re going to devote this month’s Dace on Biz segment to the port. Here’s Dace Blaskovitz speaking with Dennis O’Brien, the CEO of Infovest.

A Healthier Lifestyle
Any healthcare professional will tell you that the key to stopping breast cancer is through prevention. Usually that begins with a mammogram. But for those who have been treated for the disease, there is another regimine that is necessary. Nichelle Polston profiles one approach being taken, a new healthier life style.

Williams Farewell
It was a big week for comings and goings in Delaware. On Wednesday night, outgoing Mayor Dennis Williams summed up his time in office with a farewell address in Wilmington City Council chambers.

New President of UD
In Newark Wednesday morning there was a celebratory feel as Vice President Joe Biden led a parade of state dignataries who came to the official inauguration of new University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis.

First Experience: Heather Siple

Heather Siple has been taking pictures since she was old enough to hold a camera. Lately, Heather has been experimenting with a door peep-hole mounted to her camera lens. She points it towards nature, turning trees, flowers and old buildings into fantastical, mythical looking worlds. First Experience went hiking with Heather to get a “peek” into that world.