First for Friday, May 30, 2014

A Good Start

We are less than a month away from a final state budget for Delaware. One of the programs Gov. Markell wants to add is an expansion of the Nurse Family Partnership. The program could be a better way to help first-time, low-income mothers improve their parenting skills. In our First Look we went along for a home visit to see how the program works.

First Person: Congressman John Carney

This week’s First Person segment welcomes Rep. John Carney to our studio to discuss the latest with the Veterans Adminsitration scandal.

First Experience: Hometown pride

Milford has a rich shipbuilding past, a history that is now reshaping the downtown area. This week, First Experience takes us on a unique art tour based on the restored luxury yacht “The Augusta.” It’s a great way to see how some local artists turned these fiberglass sculptures into artwork that reflects hometown history and pride.

Ferry Ghosts

This June marks the 50th anniversary of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Along the way, there will be lots of stories marking milestones, one of which is the transition that the ferry has made in becoming a more tourism-based organization. On the Lewes side, one of those nods to tourism takes on the supernatural.

First Experience: Forging art

There is an old saying, “By the hammer and hand all arts stand.” It refers to a blacksmith, a person who once forged important items that fit into everyday life. In Delaware City, Kerry Rhoades still lives by that saying. He shows off his metal craft in our “Bonus” First Experience.

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