First for July 3, 2015

Beach Bike Safety
Delaware beach towns will be busy this 4th of July weekend. That means lots of work for the foreign workers who have taken summer jobs, and many of them ride bicycles to those jobs. First Look reports on an increased call for bike safety after the death last month of a 19 year old Ukrainian woman on Delaware Rt. 1.

Legislative Review
The first half of the 148th Delaware General Assembly is in the books. That strange legislative ritual known as June 30th didn’t end until 6am on July 1st. Here’s a review of what happened.

State of Play
Stephanie Hansen and Michael Stafford join us this week to discuss the end of the legislative session. Why does the legislature stay late into the next morning to complete its work, and is it productive? We also discuss a heavily lobbied bond bill and the transportation trust fund.

Big Barrel
After a pair of raucous, music-filled weekends last month, Dover will seem relatively quiet this weekend. Both music festivals appealed to a wide spectrum of music lovers and went a long way to putting Delaware on the concert map. Let’s take one last look at the inaugural ‘Big Barrel’, a very different festival from Firefly.

The Tornoe Spin
We are giving the last word on the Delaware legislature to Rob Tornoe. We ask Rob his thoughts on where Delaware’s economy will be next year. A Tornoe favorite, Chris Christie, has entered the presidential race. Is that good news for a cartoonist? And what if we end up with Christie versus Joe Biden, how would that look?

First Experience
Caryn Hetherston isn’t just an artist, she’s a teacher hoping to inspire her students at the Delaware art museum. For her art, she uses precious stones, jewels and metal as her paint and canvas. Inspired since childhood with Native American jewelry and nature themes, Heatherston uses those influences to create some truly unique pieces. Here is First Experience.

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