First for February 19, 2016

Office of Animal Welfare
Delaware’s Office of Animal Welfare kicked off 2016 with new statewide animal control duties, partnering with a new shelter to house the animals. The changes also mark a new beginning for the First State Animal Center and the SPCA in Kent County, which had provided animal control in the state for about a decade. We find out what all this means for Delawareans in this week’s First Look.

First Person: The Scalia legacy
First Person this week focuses on the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and the looming battle shaping up to replace him. We’ve invited two people to help sort through that: Professor Alan Garfield is from the Widener University Delaware Law School; and from the University of Delaware we have Dr. Eric Rise, the Associate Chairman of the Sociology and Justice Department.

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

Meetups
We’ve had a lot packed into our show this week. Maybe you need a break, but you can’t find anyone to share your interests. This next story may offer some help. There are lots of activities happening in Delaware and finding out about them is just a click away. It’s the latest way that social media is helping people meet-up.

Peter Spencer
Last week we reported on Governor Jack Markell’s signing the apology for slavery in Delaware. If you want to see the perspective of cartoonist Rob Tornoe, check out his work on NewsWorks.org/Delaware. Another piece of African American history is Delaware can be found in the work of Peter Spencer. Who was Spencer? Besides the name on a plaza in Wilmington? Take a look.

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