First for August 12, 2016

The Right to Vote
In July, Gov. Jack Markell signed legislation restoring voting rights to ex-offenders. In this week’s First Look, we’ll meet some people excited to exercise that right for the first time in their lives, as well as one man who registered at least 400 ex-offenders just in time for the local elections.

The Tornoe Spin
Some places in Delaware, Sussex County in particular, you see Donald Trump “Make America Great Again,” signs. What Trump is doing to the Republican party and maybe the Republican ticket in Delaware is the subject of Rob Tornoe’s cartoon this week.

Hep C Hope
It’s really rare within one’s lifetime to witness the arrival of a cure for a virus. But that’s exactly what has happened with Hepatitis C, the most common blood borne infection in the United States, and a leading cause of liver disease. But there’s a catch. New drugs that cure the disease are pricey. Elana Gordon of WHYY’s Health and Science Desk and the Pulse has been looking at the impact in Delaware.

Political Films
Remember when you when you went to the movies to escape the everyday world around us? Come along once again as Patrick Stoner presents some of the greatest political movies of all time.

First Experience: Celeste Kelly
Newark artist Celeste Kelly worked in fiber and silk screening, until a trip to Spain set her on a different course. She returned home and turned her artistic vision to mosaics. Using bottles, ceramic pieces and glass of all kinds, First Experience shows you some of Celeste’s beautiful works of art, for your garden.

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