First for Friday, April 15, 2016

Plastic Bag Bill
Cutting down on the number of plastic bags we use is the idea behind a bill making the rounds in Leg Hall. If it passes, Delaware would be the first state to enact a law charging a nickel for each plastic or paper bag used. We hash out the arguments for and against the measure in this week’s First Look.

State of Play
Stephanie Hansen and Michael Stafford join us in the First studios this week. We look at the upcoming Wilmington mayoral debate, the topic will be public safety. There is one less challenger to Delaware’s congressional seat, Byron Scott is out, but do we buy his reasoning behind the decision.

First Person: Ann Visalli
Twenty two years ago Tom Carper was in his first term as Delaware Governor. Ann Visalli was in her first year in state government as well. Now, in 2016, Ann Visalli is the outgoing budget director for Governor Jack Markell. She made the announcement last week and joins us this week as our First Person guest.

First Experience: Jeffrey Todd Moore
Stained glass, watercolor painting, photography – Dagsboro artist Jeffrey Todd Moore does a little bit of everything. A draftsman by trade, he was stuck in a rut watching TV after work when a special calendar changed all that. We visited Jeffrey’s home studio to hear his story and see his work.

Smyrna TV
Smyrna High School News is must see TV. If it’s happening in the school community, you’ll see it on the newscast. First went behind the scenes of the program to meet the student staff and teachers who are dedicated to program’s success.

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