First for Friday, August 9, 2013

First Conversations: Senator Chris Coons

While Congress is in August recess, Delaware Senator Chris Coons stopped by First to talk about his appointment to the Appropriations Committee, another threat of a government shut-down, and the battle over the Affordable Care Act.

First Experience: ASL Poetry

Art comes in many forms and languages, one such form is poetry. This art form uses prose, rhymes, and rhythm to convey emotion, or tell a story. This week we introduce you to ASL Poetry, or American Sign Language Poetry. ASL Poetry transforms the written and spoken words into a visual one, expressing feelings, emotions and actions using sign language as the mode of expression. The three poems you will see are from students at Delaware’s School for the Deaf in Newark who won a poetry contest. It’s a very unique experience.

First Conversations: Mayor Dennis Williams

Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams takes credit for a dramatic drop in crime over the first 8 months of his first year in office. He sits down with First this week and says plans are underway to pitch some major conventions for the newly expanded Chase Center over the next 2 years. He also believes if things go his way a second hotel could be built there over the next 2 years.

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