First for January 5, 2018

    Mandarin Magic
    Learning a foreign language has been a staple of high school education in Delaware for decades. For six years, bilingual education has been offered to students in kindergarten through fifth grade in dozens of Delaware schools. Today, 1,000 of those kids are learning Chinese.

    A DSU history
    Two separate organizations, the Delaware Humanities Forum and the Welfare Foundation are bringing the history of Delaware State University to life in the documentary “A Legacy of Opportunity.”

    First Person: Mary Ann’s List
    Meghan Wallace is our first First Person in the new year. She’s the co-founder of Mary Ann’s List, a Delaware political action committee.

    The Tornoe Spin
    Last month, Republicans in Washington got their tax bill through, but it’s what was left unfunded that is the subject of this week’s Tornoe Spin. Rob Tornoe joins us to talk about his latest cartoon focused on the Children’s Health Insurance Program, better known as CHIP.

    First Experience
    Delaware has a really amazing arts scene as you’ve seen here on First every week. This week, the First Experience team is at the Biggs Museum in Dover where there is a double exhibit showcasing two of Delaware’s best arts organizations: Delaware by Hand and the Delaware Watercolor Society. The exhibit is truly the best of the best from these two groups.

    Delaware Today Magazine
    The first weekend of each month is when we bring in our content partner Delaware Today Magazine. Larry Nagengast joins us now to talk about his cover story on school choice in Delaware.

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