First for Friday, September 26, 2014

Stolen art

Three years in the making, a first of its kind art exhibit of valuable antiquities from Italy is set to make its US debut in Delaware. What makes it unique is that all of the pieces were stolen and later recovered by the Italian government. The stories read like a Hollywood action movie script. This week’s First Look gives you a sneak peek into the show titled ‘Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team.’

Moyer Academy

The new Moyer Academy is the latest charter school to receive a failing grade from the Charter Oversight Group in Delaware. They have recommended that Education Secretary Mark Murphy revoke the charter, effectively closing it at the end of this school year. The school’s principal says there are a lot of reasons why the school should go on. We go to the pages of NewsWorks.org for a report from Shana O’Malley.

First Person: Ted Kittila

This week’s First Person is the Republican nominee for Attorney General, Ted Kittila. We discuss his reasons for running as well as look at the need to garner some crossover support in Democrat heavy Delaware.

The Tornoe Spin

Rob Tornoe visits the First studio this week to talk about the Ray Rice situation, especially with Delaware’s heavy Ravens fan base and Joe Flacco connection. We also look at at Rob’s webcomic ‘It’s a Shore Thing’ and finally we discuss the passing of cartoonist Tony Auth.

First Experience: Lightship Overfalls

For over a hundred years, lightships protected ships up and down both of America’s coasts, including right here in Delaware. Until 1968 the Lightship Overfalls served in the middle of the bay between Cape May, New Jersey and Cape Henlopen, Delaware. Now a national historic landmark in Lewes, the Overfalls is a tourist attraction. First Experience shows the ship’s history and the efforts taken to restore it to its former glory.

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