First for Friday, June 14, 2013

Designs on health: Smokeless housing

A decade ago Delaware was the first state east of the Mississippi to establish smoke free zones in restaurants. Now some apartment buildings are looking to clear the air.

Sooup Church

Brighter days are ahead for a Rehoboth woman who has dedicated her life to helping the less fortunate for more than a decade through her soup kitchen. Almost two years ago, she was recognized on on a hit television series where producers created an even better facility for her to work in but zoning and code issues caused a problem limiting use of the new site until now.

The Tornoe Spin

Rob Tornoe is also thinking about taxes. He points out most people like services, they just don’t want to pay for them.

First Person: Student Emmy winners from Salesianum High School

Shirley Min talks to J.D. Filippone, Coby Owens, and Pat Ryan all seniors at the school along with their teacher, Ryan Salandria. See their winning documentary “Unsung Heroes” about the role of offensive linemen on the school football team as well.


Jan Ting, author of the Brandywine to Broad blog on NewsWorks joins Stephanie Hansen this week to discuss Charlie Copeland as possible head of the Delaware’s Republican party, the aftermath of the Barley Mill ruling and whether Tom Gordon can produce a better plan for the future, also there are gas tax hikes being produced in the state legislature.

First Experience: A century of luxury

This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of Wilmington’s most famous landmarks … the Hotel DuPont. It cost roughly one million dollars and was designed to be as luxurious as any European hotel. Construction took two years to complete. This week First Experience uncovers the hotel’s history… and what makes it such a Wilmington treasure

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