First for October 16, 2015

Schooling the Workforce
When Amazon set up shop in Middletown a few years ago it was hoped that it could make an impact on employment in that town just below the canal. The company has done more than just provide jobs, with a tuition reimbursement program it has helped educate a workforce. First Look reports on education of a workforce happening in other Delaware companies as well.

Same taste, Less waste
Dogfish Head craft brewery in Milton needs a lot of water to make beer. We’re talking hundreds of thousands of gallons of water a day. That’s why good water stewardship is a priority for the craft brewer, and why Dogfish Head went all in on a $9-million dollar investment.

The New Body Armor
Researchers at the University of Delaware are excited about a material they call ‘Shear Thickening Fluid’. This geeky sounding name could have a major impact on the next generation of body armor. Todd Bookman of WHYY’s Health and Science desk and the Pulse has the story.

Haley’s Voice
A little over 2 years ago we met a young Smyrna girl, Haley Shiber. She was the first patient to be fitted for a new personalized voice device created by Dr. Tim Bunnell at AI DuPont Hospital for Children. Carolyn Beeler, who is also a member of the Pulse team, provides an update.

State of Play: The Death of ‘Uncle Dupie’
‘Uncle Dupie’ – years ago that’s how employees referred to the DuPont Company, confident that the company would be around to offer good jobs for their entire careers. Now Ellen Kullman is out as CEO and we’re a long way from ‘Uncle Dupie’. Stephanie Hansen and Michael Stafford join us on State of Play this week to discuss this and more.

First Experience: The Painter of Memories
Delaware artist Larry Anderson began drawing as a child. He went to school for engineering, but drawing and painting were never far from his heart. His mother’s encouragement finally got him to keep painting. Now, he’s known as the ‘Painter of Memories’.

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