First for Friday, January 9, 2015

New year, new faces

2015 is already off to a wild start. DelDOT will have a new leader, Delaware is offering ‘Endless Discoveries’ as a new slogan, and a brand new legislative session kicks off on Tuesday. But first to some of the new faces, Matt Denn and Ken Simpler and the return of another term for Tom Wagner. They outlined their plans for 2015. We make that story our First Look.

Delaware Today: The Wyeth retrospective

A retrospective of artist Jamie Wyeth’s work just wrapped up the first of a four-leg tour. The exhibition debuted at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and is headed next to the Brandywine River Museum of Art in what will be a homecoming for the artist. Together with our content partner Delaware Today Magazine, we give you an idea of what you can expect to see.

State of Play

New Year, New “State of Play.” We look at some predictions our “State of Players” made last year and how those issues played out. We also look at some of the issues coming up this year.

First Person: Chip Flowers

A very serious Chip Flowers read from a prepared statement on his last day as State Treasurer to, in his words, set the record straight. He didn’t take any questions, but later in the day Chip sat down with First for a final interview. Our first question, why rehash all the drama with his former deputy Erika Benner, including Alaska-gate and her harassment charges against him? The dust had settled, so why not let sleeping dogs lie?

Delaware education desk

We have something brand new here in Delaware at WHYY. We have added an education beat. We introduce you to Avi Wolfman-Arent to discuss some of the issues he will be covering in education in Delaware.

Endless Delaware

Delaware is no longer the Small Wonder. After years of posting that on the welcome to Delaware signs, the state is going to embark on a new tourism slogan which state officials hope will convince people to do more than race through the state on I-95.

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