First for Friday, January 30, 2015

Inside the budget

Last week, WHYY broadcast Governor Jack Markell’s vision for Delaware. With a vision comes a price tag on how much his programs could cost. Thursday, the Governor released his budget. It will go through a number of changes before it’s passed by June 30th. In this week’s First Look, we have some of the highlights and a report on how a spending plan is created.

First Person: The Delaware Delegation

Delaware’s congressional delegation will often be attend the same events around the state. They’ll often be on the same Amtrak train from Wilmington to Washington. Monday, they all came to our WHYY First studios in Wilmington to talk about the issues. We present a part of that conversation as our First Person this week. We started by asking how we are going to fix our roads and bridges.

The TDP 43 solution

In the movie ‘Still Alice’, Julianne Moore plays a woman in her 50’s who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Later in the movie she openly talks to families about how to cope. Cope and Hope. That’s really the key to dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. One hope comes from a research project now underway at Delaware State University. It’s what families dealing with the disease hope for.

First Experience: Bea’s baskets

What do you do when you move to another state? What if your new home is on a farm with no close neighbors? When Bea Whitehead found herself in that situation she started making baskets. Her work is formed by items she finds in nature. In our First Experience, we meet the 88 year old and see her beautiful baskets.

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