First for Friday, August 8, 2014

The power of poultry

With approximately one million residents, chickens outnumber people in Delaware by more than 200 to 1. This week’s First Look examines the past and future of the state’s poultry industry and considers ways to reduce the industry’s impact on the environment.

Financial literacy

Since the 2007 financial crisis, there’s been a growing interest in teaching students about personal finance and how to manage student loan debt. In some Delaware classrooms, there’s a program designed to keep students on the right track by providing them with the keys to financial success.

The Tornoe Spin

It’s time to chat with our favorite cartoonist, Rob Tornoe. This month, we take a look at the Dover Police Department’s new plan to publicly shame shoplifters. In addition, it’s finally football season, so it’s time to say hello to the Eagles and goodbye to the Phillies, at least until 2015.

First person: UD football coach Dave Brock

As the University of Delaware football team gets back on the practice field to prepare for the start of their season, our First Person segment travels to the field at Delaware Stadium in Newark. Coach Dave Brock talks about his hopes for his second season leading the Blue Hens.

Blue beauties

Summertime and blue crabs seem to go hand-in-hand, or should we say mallet-in-hand. In this month’s issue of Delaware Today Magazine, writers sought out the best crab cakes in the state. For our companion story, we wanted to learn more about these tasty blue beauties.

First Experience: Cruisin’

Is there a better combination than kids and wheels? Judge for yourself at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, which is currently featuring an exhibit of vintage toys and bikes. See if you recognize anything from your childhood on our nostalgic First Experience.

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