First for Friday, April 10, 2015

New approach to hiring
Who would have thought Twitter would replace help wanted ads? That’s what’s happening though as the city of Wilmington is using a non-traditional approach to job searching. This week’s First Look examines how it’s working.

First Person: Janice Barlow
The Kids Count Data Book recently came gave a snapshot of how Delaware’s kids are doing. We went to the University of Delaware this week to meet Janice Barlow for our First Person segment. So how are Delaware’s kids faring?

Vaping
More than a decade ago, Delaware banned smoking to clear the air in bars, restaurants and other public spaces. Now, some lawmakers say it’s time to expand the state’s Clean Indoor Air law to include electronic cigarettes. The law already protects bystanders from toxins in secondhand tobacco smoke. But it’s less clear what’s in all those clouds of vapor that come from an electronic cigarette. Taunya English from the WHYY Health Desk, and The Pulse has the story.

State of Play
We haven’t checked in with the State of Play team in awhile. Stephanie Hansen and Michael Stafford join us in the First studios this week. We look at the DEFAC numbers as well as Delaware’s unemployment rate and the death penalty bill making its way through the legislature.

First Experience: New worlds
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 and turns trees, flowers and old buildings into fantastical, mythical looking worlds. First Experience went hiking with Heather to get a “peek” into that world.

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