First for January 19, 2018

State of the State
Delaware Governor John Carney’s first year in office is complete. He highlighted some of his accomplishments and listed some priorities for 2018 in his State of the State Address on Thursday. Let’s review.

State of State reax
Traditionally in Delaware reaction from both parties is respectful. Republicans will put their spin on things, but so do the Democrats. We sampled reaction.

Women in Politics
The number of women holding office is going to be part of the 2018 political discussion. There are 49 male legislators in Dover, and only a handful of women. We sat down with some of those lawmakers to talk about what it’s like to be a woman in politics and why it’s so important that women are a part of the decision making process.

First Person
Earlier this month, the Trump administration okayed new offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic, including waters off the Delaware coastline. Dr. Gerald Kauffman is Director of the Water Resources Center at the University of Delaware. He joins us to talk about the decision and its potential fallout.

Independent Resources
Delaware’s Disability Ball is a night for hundreds of people living with disabilities to just kick back, dance and have fun. Independent Resources Incorporated has organized the annual shindig for 14 years, one of many services the nonprofit offers as it helps those with disabilities live independently.

First Experience
The Winter Olympics begin next month and one of the sports you will be seeing is curling. But you don’t have to go to South Korea to watch it or even do it yourself. The Diamond State Curling Club began in 2016 with the goal of introducing the sport to more people. We had some questions ourselves. What are the rocks? How about the house or the hack? And what about that broom? We visited the club at The Pond ice arena in Newark to find out. It’s our First Experience this week.

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