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First for June 2, 2017




Research growth
We’ve been hearing a lot of talk on bringing back or creating new manufacturing jobs. And while the University of Delaware’s new Manufacturing USA Institute won’t teach students how to build cars, it is part of the schools renewed focus on research. For this week’s First Look, we visit the Newark campus to learn more about that research effort.

The Care Act
There are more than 123,000 family caregivers. According to surveys, many of them feel left in the dark when it comes to administering care to their loved ones. The Care Act, a new law, which went into effect this year in Delaware, aims to bridge those gaps and give caregivers more help.

Ninja Therapy
A physical therapist at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children made it to the Philadelphia city finals in American Ninja Warrior last season, a show where competitors run through a gauntlet of extreme obstacles. Greg Fleming hasn’t made it all the way yet, but he is using his ninja skills to help his clients get back to fighting shape.

Queen Closes
If you walk by The Queen Theatre this week you’ll notice that the World Cafe Live at The Queen sign is still in place, but the gift shop at street level is completely empty. That’s a symbol of the transition taking place inside the music hall. Last week a grand concert took place to mark the end of one era that began with promoter Hal Real, and will lead to the beginning of another.

Removing Fences
Over our last three broadcasts we’ve been providing some highlights of our conversations on race in Delaware. We called it Removing Fences Between Black and White Communities. This week we’re going to hear from our fifth panelist on stage at the Baby Grand. She is reverend Rachel Livingston, she lives in Maryland, but her ties to Delaware run deep.

First Experience: Alley Cat Jewelry Studios
Nancy Butler has been making jewelry since she was a child. It wasn’t until she and her husband adopted two stray cats that her hobby became a business. From her Wilmington home Nancy uses beads and precious stones from all over the world to make her jewelry. Check out our First Experience.