First for July 10, 2015

Cease Violence
While government agencies try to figure out how to fund the fight against violence in Wilmington, one program is showing some positive results. Cease Violence looks to stop shootings at the source. First Look spent some time with the group to see how they work and what kind of results it brings.

First Person: Delaware Governor Jack Markell
For the last six years Gov. Jack Markell has appeared on First at this time of year to talk about the just completed Delaware Legislative session. This year’s budget was a difficult one – what has the opposition been like to it and what are the challenges going forward? We discuss all that with the Governor.

Power of the Pen
It used to be our soldiers overseas could only receive care packages and letters of support specifically addressed to them. That is until a Delawarean wrote in to Dear Abby, and turned the whole system upside down. Here’s David Rice’s story.

A Conversation with Sen. Tom Carper
We welcome Sen. Tom Carper back to the First studio this week. We discuss the terror warnings over the 4th of July holiday and ask if he thinks this is the new normal. We also discuss the shooting in South Carolina as well as the debate about the confederate flag.

First Experience: Theorem painting
In the early 19th century, long before cell phones and the internet, how would a young person spend their time? Many turned to art, one form that was popular at the time was theorem painting. Never heard of it? Our First Experience visits Historic Odessa to get a first-hand look.

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