First for Friday, August 1, 2014

An update on I-495

Since June, construction crews have been working around the clock to repair the I-495 bridge. The bridge suffered foundation damage that runs as deep as 400 feet, with the likely cause being the weight of nearby dirt piles. In this week’s First Look, we’ll give you a closer view of the damage, examine challenges associated with the project and consider the overall impact that the bridge’s closure has had on the city of Wilmington.

Formula of nursing

A recent study estimates that if babies born in the US were breastfed as recommended, the country could save $12 billion in health care costs in one year. Despite the proven health benefits, Delaware’s breastfeeding numbers have dipped. However, state health leaders aren’t worried, at least not yet.

State of Play

We are a little over one month away from the Delaware primary, making it the perfect time for State of Play. Stephanie Hansen and Michael Stafford join us this week to take a look at the treasurer’s race, discuss the issues around the race and speak about the candidates.

Content Delaware

Technology has made many of our lives easier. Our video partner Content Delaware shows us how technology has made life better for the hearing and visually impaired members of the I Can Connect program, which is administered by the University of Delaware.

First Experience: Arden Bardol

As an architect, Arden Bardol works on big projects, some of which take years to complete. That’s why she turned her creative mind to jewelry making. She can complete projects on a smaller scale and get instant gratification. In this week’s First Experience, we visit both of her worlds and learn how each informs and influences the other.

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