First for October 9, 2015

Insurance Confusion
The window to sign up or change your health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is right around the corner. First Look shares some of cautionary tales of picking a plan. For that we bring in Elana Gordon of the WHYY Health and Science Desk and The Pulse.

Wilmington Police Update
Wilmington Police are investigating the controversial shooting of Jeremy McDole. He’s the wheel chair bound man who allegedly shot himself before police arrived, but was then shot by police. Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings sat down with First to talk about the pressures law enforcement officers face.

The Tornoe Spin
Another big Delaware story this week is the ‘retirement’ of DuPont company CEO Ellen Kullman. We’ve given Rob Tornoe the task of explaining that story through his First cartoon. We also get his take on the Philadelphia Eagles season so far.

Delaware Today: du Pont Gems
Ironically, this next story takes us back to a time when the impact of the du Pont family in Delaware was everywhere. We know that reach still stretches throughout the arts and culture fabric of the state. With our content partner, Delaware Today Magazine, we head to the Mineralogical Museum at the University of Delaware. The back story of the Irenee du Pont collection is about more than pretty and interesting gems.

First Person: UD Professor Paul Brewer
More and more of us are getting our news these days via social media, but what impact does that have on political news and, even more importantly, political views? This week’s First Person is University of Delaware Professor Paul Brewer, he studied that question and joins us to talk about his findings.

First Experience: Clay Monoprints
Artist Mitch Lyons studied ceramics and print-making in college. After graduation he found a way to combine the two. He became the first person to print with clay. Now 50 years later he’s still working on his craft. Mitch and his clay mono prints make up this week’s First Experience.

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