First for Friday, January 10, 2014

Delaware Planned Parenthood update

Planned Parenthood of Delaware has taken on a different tone for the new year aftercoming under a great deal of scrutiny throughout 2013. The non profit organization in Delaware has made internal changes after a former abortion doctor came under fire at its Wilmington clinic.

First Person: Rita Landgraf

The new year means new deadlines for the Affordable Care Act. After a rough 2013, the Obama administration is hoping all the kinks in the system have been worked out. The State of Delaware is also hopeful all of the kinks have been worked out too. Here to talk about that is Delaware Health and Human Services Secretary Rita Landgraf, she’s our First Person this week.

A conversation with Tom Carper

Delaware’s congressional delegation was home over the holidays. Senator Tom Carper stopped by our First studios where we got his thoughts on the recently passed federal budget, the farm bill, and the debt debate.

Race to the Top: Final Lap

When Delaware won $119-million in federal race to the top money back in March 2010, the goal was to make Delaware schools “world class.” Nearly four years later with the majority of the money spent, are Delaware schools any better off? With help from Delaware Today Magazine, we try to answer that question.

State of Play

State of Play has some new year’s resolutions for Delaware. The State of Play team of Stephanie Hansen and Michael Stafford look at campaign reform, the minimum wage and other issues the state might be looking at in 2014.

Wilmington Library: 2014 edition

A big unveiling is set for early next week for the Wilmington library. Located on Rodney Square, the $12 million project closed the historic building for months of renovations. As the library tries to move forward we look at what’s new, while trying to remember it’s past.

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