First for October 7, 2016

Flexing some mussel
The freshwater mussel is considered one of the most endangered of all plants and animals in North America. Not a lot of people know that, but the partnership for the Delaware estuary is hoping to raise awareness in hopes of restoring the population in our rivers and streams. We introduce you to the freshwater mussel in our First Look, and explain why you should care about this little-known bivalve.

State of Play
It’s the Steve Tanzer edition of State of Play. Steve is with and this week we are talking about the competitive legislative races coming in November, which could make for a very brief segment.

First Person: Mike Purzycki
We haven’t had a chance to talk with Mike Purzycki, the Democratic candidate for Wilmington Mayor, since the Delaware primary, which is why we decided to invite him here to be our First Person this week.

Delaware Today
We are a little more than half way through this week’s First, so maybe we should stop for a snack. No pre-packaged goodies here. Instead we have another idea. Our partners at Delaware Today magazine piqued our interest about the age-old practice of foraging. We decided to go on a hunt to find wild foods growing all around us. And we found the perfect place to do it.

First Experience: Anna Biggs
For over 20 years Anna Biggs has managed to fuse her love of painting, sculpting and nature into beautiful jewelry. Anna began as a painter, but it was a challenge from a friend that started her on the path to making jewelry. This week’s First Experience takes us to Anna’s Wilmington studio.

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