First for Friday, April 25, 2014

Lost art

Faced with the dilemma of paying $20-million in debt by this fall or close, the Delaware Art Museum announced last month it would sell art from its collection to come up with the funds. How the museum arrived at this controversial decision, and what the potential consequences may be are just some of the questions we try to answer this week.

Destination: Christiana Mall

There’s an event taking place next week that may not rank culturally with the Delaware Art museum, but it has a lot of people buzzing. Cabela’s opens it’s 100-thousand square foot store next week. The opening is all part of a ten year effort to redefine the Christiana Mall.

State of Play

Rarely have we had a week in Delaware politics like last week. Stephanie Hansen and Michael Stafford are here to discuss Beau Biden’s announcement that he will be running for Governor in 2016, and not seeking re-election as Delaware’s Attorney General, plus more on this week’s State of Play.

First Person: Barry Schlecker

If you are watching First on Friday or Saturday then it is not too late to head out to the Wilmington Film Festival. Barry Schlecker is our guest for First Person this week, and the force behind the festival.

First Experience: The gift of music

The gift of music can be enjoyed no matter your age. The Music School of Delaware takes it a step further with the Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra. It is made up of kids of all ages. The group comes together to learn and share in the gift of music. First Experience went to the Wilmington branch of the Music School as the orchestra was preparing for their current season.

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