On February 1st, 2017, Delaware Governor John Carney was scheduled to be in our studio for an interview looking at the start of his first year in office. But around noon his office canceled that interview. We soon found out why. A group of inmates at the state’s largest prison had seized control of Vaughn Correctional Center’s building C. It was the first real test for Carney who had been governor less than two weeks. First Look begins with how that crisis played out over the past year.
First Person: Delaware Gov. John Carney
A big factor that contributed to the situation at Vaughn Correctional Center was staffing, and that remains the case. Governor Carney joins us now for a look back at his first year and to talk more about his agenda for 2018.
Project New Start
More than 75 percent of ex-offenders are rearrested three years after they get out of prison. Some say the number is so high because the re-entry process, as it is now, sets ex-offenders up to fail. However, most agree it’s in everyone’s best interest that they don’t.
The Tornoe Spin
Ahead of the Eagles’ Super Bowl rematch with the Patriots this Sunday, Rob Tornoe joins us with a cartoon that summarizes the collective hope of Eagles fans throughout the region.
Finding daily activities that build life skills, as well as provide recreation for adults living with intellectual disabilities, can be challenging. But as one New Castle family learned, developing partnerships like the one they have with Community Interactions, a support service organization, is proof it can be done.
First Experience: Delaware Wild Lands
For more than 50 years, Delaware Wild Lands has worked to protect Delaware’s open spaces. Not just for Delawareans, but also to protect the environment and the wildlife that calls the land home. It all started with a battle with Shell Oil, and their desire to build a refinery in the 1960s. Today, Delaware Wild Lands protect 30,000 acres across Delaware. First Experience went along for a boat ride along the Blackbird Creek to see this protected space firsthand.