First for Friday, March 21, 2014

Countdown for Afforable Heathcare Act

The March 31st deadline for enrolling in Obamacare is fast approaching and millions of Americans are either still uninsured or weighing their options. Local hospital officials encourage the uninsured to get signed up.

First Person: Delaware Gov. Jack Markell

Governor Jack Markell continues to make his pitch for an increased gas tax and a fee to fund cleaner water as the best way to invest in the state. He also gives an update on Fisker, the former Claymont steel plant, and the death penalty debate. He also offers a reason for his new haircut.

Content Delaware

The motto for Art Therapy Express is simple. They provide a place where anyone with disabilities can communicate through art. Our video partner Content Delaware watched art therapy in action. When you see this story, you’ll understand the connection between art, and therapy.

The Tornoe Spin

Earlier in the show Gov. Jack Markell talked about the need for clean water and improved roads. It’s not the first time fees have been added as an investment in the state’s future. Bloom Energy is one such investment, and also includes a fee for power customers. That’s where we bring in Rob Tornoe with his editorial cartoon to get his take on the issue.

First Experience: Bags of Hope

First Experience this week looks at the continuing struggle against AIDS in Africa. A Milford artist wants to create an awareness in the ongoing struggle from her art studio. Anne Jenkins creates “Bags of Hope.” The impact can be felt in Delaware, and in a small village that’s half a world away.

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