First for July 22, 2016

Convention bump?
With the GOP convention in the books, and the Democratic convention getting underway in Philadelphia, this week’s First Look examines the changing role of these grand political spectacles and how that role has shifted over the years.

Dace on Business
The 2017 budget year is underway in Delaware. While the budget is balanced and on time that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some lingering issues out there. In his Dace on business segment, First contributor Dace Blaskovitz talks to Delaware State Treasurer Ken Simpler.

State of Play
Summertime State of Play on First. Stephanie Hansen and Michael Stafford Join us in the First studio this week as we look back on Tuesday night’s Wilmington mayoral debate.

Decision 2016: Wilmington Mayoral debate
What is our quality of life worth in Wilmington and how does that translate to New Castle County and the surrounding area? This week the candidates who want to replace Dennis Williams as Mayor debated once again during our WHYY-News Journal series.

First Experience: Steve Oliver
Since childhood Delaware artist Steve Oliver has loved animals, he also loved to draw. About 20 years ago Steve had to make a career change and he turned to his love of both art and animals. From Bombay Hook to Yellowstone National Park Steve has traveled and painted the animals he loves. First Experience visits Steve’s studio this week for a look.

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