First for March 9, 2018

Increasing Mobility with Technology
We offer some technological innovations this week, and they are all right here in Delaware. There’s work being done on University of Delaware’s STAR campus to help children with mobility impairments. In this week’s First Look, we’ll see what graduate students are doing to create assistive technologies to increase a disabled child’s mobility.

Second Amendment
The topic of guns and how to regulate them will most likely dominate the news throughout this month. Last week a bill was introduced in the Delaware legislature to raise the age to buy a shotgun from 18 to 21. Students from several schools in Delaware plan to show their solidarity with students in Parkland, Florida as they call for comprehensive gun reform. All of this prompts questions about the Second Amendment. WHYY’s Tracey Matisak recently sat down with law professor Laura Little from Temple University and Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla to talk about it.

The Tornoe Spin
We continue the discussion on guns and the upcoming student march by turning to Rob Tornoe. He’s here with his editorial cartoon view of all of this.

Beyond the Diagnosis
A unique art exhibit is now on display at Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. The groundbreaking exhibit focuses on children living with rare diseases.

Teacher of the Year
Delaware’s 2018 teacher of the year uses her captivating spunk to keep her students engaged. Her kids are always learning something new as you will see when First goes inside the classroom of Virginia Forcucci from Sussex Tech in Georgetown, Delaware.

First Experience: Brimming Horn Meadery
The Vikings have landed in Delaware, and we’re not talking about the NFL team. The Brimming Horn Meadery is brewing up the ancient drink known as mead and serving it up in their Norse-inspired tasting room in Milton. The idea is 20 years in the making. So come along for our First Experience.

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