First for January 6, 2017

A New Year, a new Mayor
Some are calling it a new era in the city of Wilmington as a new administration takes over the city, along with a few first timers on City Council. In this week’s First Look we’ll hear from Mayor Mike Purzycki and others as they begin the work of running Wilmington.

The Electoral College vote
Friday January 6th, the vote of the Electoral College was finalized. That makes Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States beginning January 20th. Electoral College voting process began December 19th in every U.S. state capital. WHYY collaborated with the University of Delaware and the state last month to show children around Delaware how the process works via a live web feed.

A conversation with Gov. Jack Markell
As Delaware Governor-elect John Carney prepares to take office later this month, we sat down with outgoing Governor Jack Markell to look back at his eight years leading the First State in a series of interviews. Here’s a portion of those conversations.

A conversation with Vice President Joe Biden
We are broadcasting this week’s First from Washington DC. The reason? We are sitting down with Vice President Joe Biden on his time in public service. He has a lot of stories.

Field hockey champions
It was a big day for Delaware connections. Besides fitting us into his schedule, the Vice President took time out to honor the championship field hockey team from the University of Delaware. That event took place at the Vice President’s residence.

First Experience: Aina Nergaard-Nammack
As we wrap up this week’s First let us head to Lewes. That’s where we find artist Aina Nergaard-Nammack. She was born in Spain and painting is her life. She works in abstract, colors and shapes. First Experience shows off her work while talking about her life.

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