First for October 23, 2015

The Biden decision
We begin our show this week with the announcement that Vice President Joe Biden will not seek the presidency in 2016. He made the announcement Wednesday from the White House rose garden.

Gordon talks Biden
Tom Gordon, New Castle County Executive and close Joe Biden confidant is here to walk us through the Biden mind set over the last few months leading to this week’s decision not to run for president in 2016.

Art museum future
After selling four works of art, the Delaware Art Museum is debt free and looking ahead. The museum recently announced its 2016 exhibit schedule, and in this week’s First Look we take a look at the lineup and life after a punishing year and a half.

First Person: Tom Evans
33 years ago last weekend, the Coastal Barrier Resources Act was signed into law. Its goal was to minimize loss of life in big storms, reduce wasteful spending by the federal government because of those storms and protect the coastal barriers which are so critical to our environment. The folks at Content Delaware, one of our content partners produced the film. One of the authors of the Coastal Resources Act was Tom Evans, Former Delaware Congressman, and our First Person guest.

State of Play: Jonathan Starkey
Johnathan Starkey covers Delaware government and politics for The News Journal and joins us on State of Play to look at John Carney and his run for governor, other 2016 races and more.

The TDP 43 solution
Last weekend the Delaware Valley Alzheimer’s Association held their October memory walk. The goal of the walk is to help fund research to end this debilitating disease. Many families hope a cure can be found in a research project now underway at Delaware State University.

First Experience: Fur Baby Boutique
Helping shelter animals and supporting animal shelters was Shery Shupe’s passion. She wanted to turn that passion into a business while still being able to give back to the shelters and the animals looking for loving homes. Sherry began Fur Baby Boutique in Milford. Along with pet supplies and grooming services, they partner with local shelters to get pets ready for adoption. We stopped by her Milford store for a tour. It’s this weeks’ Fur Experience.

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