First for January 22, 2016

Delaware’s State of the State
First is coming to you from Legislative Hall in Dover this week. We begin the program with a look at some of the highlights of Governor Markell’s final State of the State address in Dover.

Stopping bird flu
Last year bird flu swept through parts of the Midwest. There was never any real danger to humans, but 48 million birds had to be destroyed to control the outbreak. The east coast, especially Delaware, escaped the virus. The state has stepped up plans to protect the poultry industry. Bill Brown at the University of Delaware knows there’s a lot at stake here.

2nd Chance K-9
Reducing recidivism is the driver behind a number of rehabilitative programs in Delaware. One of the newer initiatives pairs dogs with kids in trouble with the law. It’s called the second chance canine program, but it’s not just the dogs who are given a fresh start.

First Experience: Into and out of light
Light. Think about how we depend on it. We need light to see and light our way. A new exhibit at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art explores the theme of light with two of its resident artists. It’s our First Experience this week.

Duck Donuts
A Newark donut shop is changing the way people look at the delicious treat because of its made to order approach. Its modeled after a shop in Duck, North Carolina that’s now a growing franchise. While some folks stick to classic donuts, others can get quite creative.

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