First for September 4, 2015

The Pope’s Visit
Pope Francis is headed to the United States in a couple weeks. You may think his visit is just a Philadelphia story, but there are many Delaware connections. We’ll talk in a few minutes with our content partner Delaware Today and a conversation Kevin Noonan had with Wilmington Bishop Francis Malooly. We’ll start with our First Look and some of the people connected with the World Meeting of Families.

First Person Sen. Chris Coons
This month Congress is expected to vote on the Iran nuclear deal. Delaware Senator Tom Carper recently announced his support for the nuclear agreement, and this week Senator Chris Coons made his position clear. He joins us in the First studios to talk about it.

Delaware and Civil War
Monday night, WHYY and PBS will re-broadcast the landmark Civil War series from Ken Burns. His documentary work is credited with casting that time in American history in a different light. This week we shine that light on Delaware, and its role in the war.

Pope in Philly
We devoted the top of our show this week to the meaning of the Papal visit to people in Delaware, but what if you actually want to attend any of the Papal events? Well, we invited Katie Colaneri who is one of the many reporters covering the Pope preps in Philadelphia to come in and give you the latest info.

First Experience: Delaware Watercolor Society
In 2004 a group of like-minded artists got together to paint, teach and learn from each other. They became the Delaware Watercolor Society. They’ve grown to over 100 members across 3 states. Their juried member show is now taking place at the Biggs Museum in Dover. That’s where we head this week for our First Experience.

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