First for April 7, 2017

    Veteran watchmakers
    When battery-powered watches came out, and later smartphones, many thought wind-up watches would go the way of the dinosaur. They were wrong. Turns out demand is skyrocketing. But there’s a shortage of people who can actually fix them. In this week’s First Look we show you a watch making school exclusively for veterans, the first of its kind in the entire country.

    Redlight rebate
    In January the city of Wilmington suspended its right-turn-on-red camera safety program after it discovered a piece of state legislation from 2016 legally allowed drivers to make such turns on a red light. The discovery cost the city $800,000 and caused one city council member to question city policy.

    First Person: Shawn Garvin
    A newly confirmed Secretary of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Shawn Garvin joins us in the First studio.

    State of Play: The Carney budget
    We just heard some of the environmental philosophies of Delaware, now let’s get the rest of the story on State of Play. Here with us is Steve Tanzer of to take a closer look at the proposed state budget and Gov. Carney’s job in selling it to the people of Delaware.

    First Experience: Lewes tulip festival
    The weather has been cold, but spring is in the air. One sign of spring is the annual Lewes tulip festival. Now in its 8th year, the tulip festival is a unique way for Lewes to celebrate its origins. The town comes alive with all kinds of colors. It’s a great excuse to take a trip and stroll around the streets of Lewes. It’s also our First Experience this week.

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