First for January 15, 2016

Harrington Detox
Detox centers used to be places where you go to quit drugs and alcohol – cold turkey. The model worked, but in many cases fell short when it came to long-term recovery. In this week’s First Look we take a tour of the state’s newest detox facility in Harrington. We also examine the new approach state health leaders hope will help people beat their addictions for good.

Blood Bank 2.0
While that facility in Harrington may be revolutionary in the way it handles drug treatments, the Blood Bank of Delmarva is excited about something they hope will be revolutionary in their field. Safer and easier ways to process blood donations.

The Tornoe Spin
There is a lot going on in the news, which is why we brought Rob Tornoe back this week. We were going over predictions last week on State of Play and it is no surprise that education was a hot topic, Rob has a twist on that this week. We also talk about the bleak Philly sports scene.

Dace on Business
The General Assembly returned to Dover this week for what promises to be another challenging year for Delaware’s budget. Now we’re turning the tables on Dace Blaskovitz for this edition of Dace on Business, and he’ll be answering the questions.

Teach Me: Smyrna Spirits
Two months ago The Painted Stave Distilling Company of Smyrna made Delaware history. They released the first ever bourbon made in the first state. This was a landmark moment for Delaware’s first craft distillery. Now that they have their first bottles ready, it’s time to make another round of Diamond State Bourbon Whiskey. Let’s learn what goes into the process.

First Experience: Driving Desire
Cars are a huge part of American culture. Advertising plays a big role in influencing our decisions on what car to buy and when. A new exhibit at the Hagley Museum and Library looks at car advertising in the 20th century. First Experience takes to the open road for a look.

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