First for October 6, 2017

Move 2 Learn
We offer some technological innovations this week, and they are all right here in Delaware. First, there’s work being done on University of Delaware’s STAR campus to help children with mobility impairments. In this week’s First Look, see what graduate students are doing to create assistive technologies or clothing with sensors to increase a disabled child’s mobility.

Our next innovation story takes place below the canal. Classes are underway teaching six veterans horology, which is the art of making watches. The Veterans Watchmaker Initiative is the nonprofit behind the school in Odessa. It’s one of eight watchmaking schools in the country, but the only one exclusively for veterans.

Delaware Today: Cold Case
The creation of cold case units has become popular, especially with the rise of TV shows like Cold Case. And as the science behind solving those cases improves, so does the rate of solving cases.As part of our content partnership with Delaware Today Magazine, we report on the cold case squad in New Castle County. They’ve been around since 2014, with some success.

First Person: Louise Ballard
The wife of fallen Delaware state police trooper Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard is honoring the memory of her husband with a reading program. Louise Ballard is here on First to talk about her new program called ‘Ballard’s Reading Buddies,’ which will pair adult volunteer readers with children.

First Experience: Denise Dumont
Delaware artist Denise Dumont went to art school, but it was the world of business where Denise made a living. Years later she decided to return to her first love, painting. The shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and the New England coast inspire her art. Denise has a show of her work at the Historic Odessa Foundation visitors center, that’s where we caught up with her for this week’s First Experience.

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