This week we focus on the change of government in Washington and Dover. We begin our broadcast with the inauguration of John Carney. The 74th Governor of Delaware was sworn in under a light rain that did not dampen anyone’s spirits who watched on the steps of Legislative Hall. Governor Carney and his Lieutenant Governor both took their respective oaths of office. Then the new Governor outlined what needs to be done in the First State.
Carney Time Line
John Carney has held almost every political title there is in Delaware. This week, he adds another to the list, Governor. We look back at Carney’s 30-plus years in public office.
The Governor made several references to Wilmington and the need to end the violence there and to make sure the city prospers. There were many supporters of the new Governor there, and they were eager to hear his message.
The First 100 Days
Governor Carney talked about ending the poverty to prison pipeline as a way to improve life in the First State; he has his work cut out for him. After the speech he reflected on what his priorities will be for his first 100 days.
Governor Carney will have to deal with a very different federal government under president Donald Trump. But it’s not like Carney wasn’t accustomed to working with Republicans either in the U.S. House or southern Delaware where Republicans dominate. We found out what some Delaware Republicans expect from President Trump.
The Tornoe Spin
Let’s wrap up the beginning of the Carney administration and call in Rob Tornoe for his perspective on the incoming administration.
Biden Back Home
The Friday inauguration of Donald Trump and Mike Pence means that Joe Biden is home in Delaware. Two weeks ago First sat down with then-Vice President Biden where he reflected on his early political life.
First Person: Sarah Mcbride
Delaware’s Sarah McBride became the first transgender person to speak before a political convention. But more important is her work with the National Human Rights Campaign. She is our First Person this week.
First Experience: Dr. Ed Yalisove
Dr. Ed Yalisove loves nature and art, as a young boy Dr. Yalisove was inspired by a family friend to try his hand at art. In the basement of his Wilmington dental practice he combines those influences into the unique copper and wood sculptures that can be seen all over his office. First experience checks it out.