First for Friday, January 16, 2015

Growing pains

This spring, the Delaware Children’s Museum turns five years old. A milestone bringing with it its fair share of growing pains. There were fears the DCM might not make it to five, prompting the museum’s leadership to ask for help. They got it, and in this week’s First Look, we detail what the DCM is doing to guarantee its doors stay open for many years to come.

The 3-D Library

T.S. Eliot once called the existence of libraries “The best evidence that we may yet have hope, for the future of man.” That future is on display at Inspiration Spaces inside a handful of Delaware libraries. It is not only living up to its name, it definitely feels like the future has arrived.

The Tornoe Spin

Rob Tornoe joins us in the First studio this month. We look at his recent cartoons covering the terrorist attack in Paris. We bring things a bit closer to home and look at Rob’s impression that Wilmington Mayor Williams is getting a little sensitive, and finally a look at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his love of the Dallas Cowboys.

Dace on Business

For many years, Dace Blascowicz delivered business news on WHYY. We’ve invited him back for a series of business interviews on a variety of topics. We kick off this session with a familiar face, John Stapleford of the Caesar Rodney Institute. He is never afraid to speak his mind.

Wilmington Bike

A long standing staple in the community is giving some young people in Wilmington a hands on opportunity of a lifetime that allows them to take a look at bicycles in a whole new light.

First Experience: Gourd art

Gourds come in all shapes and sizes, and have been used for things like decorations, musical instruments and everything in between. You may have some around the house right now. This week on First Experience we meet a Felton, Delaware artist who sees gourds for more than they are. She sees them as a blank canvas for her art.

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