George Olsen http://publicradioeast.org en Surging turkey population gets counted in annual survey http://publicradioeast.org/post/surging-turkey-population-gets-counted-annual-survey <p></p><p></p><p>INTRO – The public is being asked for its input as a state agency continues the task of managing the reemergence of a bird whose numbers had dwindled severely by the 1970s. George Olsen has more.</p><p>Jonathan Shaw started as a District II wildlife biologist for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission in 2005. At that time the Commission’s turkey biologist was soon to retire and he was hoping to go out by meeting a particular goal.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:40:00 +0000 George Olsen 47461 at http://publicradioeast.org Surging turkey population gets counted in annual survey Substandard bridges remain numerous in NC http://publicradioeast.org/post/substandard-bridges-remain-numerous-nc <p></p><p>INTRO – AAA Carolinas says the state has over 5100 bridges considered substandard. George Olsen has more.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:06:30 +0000 George Olsen 46735 at http://publicradioeast.org Traditional Duets - Lynda Dawson & Pattie Hopkins http://publicradioeast.org/post/traditional-duets-lynda-dawson-pattie-hopkins <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>INTRO – If you like your country or acoustic music slick and highly produced, don’t buy the following CD by Raleigh’s Lynda Dawson and Greenville’s Pattie Hopkins. One guitar, one fiddle, two voices … that’s it … and the CD’s title tells you everything you need to know about the music inside. George Olsen talked with Lynda &amp; Pattie and has this.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:49:00 +0000 George Olsen 46516 at http://publicradioeast.org Traditional Duets - Lynda Dawson & Pattie Hopkins Free Download from the Mastersons http://publicradioeast.org/post/free-download-mastersons <p></p><p>Free download of <em>Uniform</em> from<strong> the Mastersonst'</strong> new CD<em> </em>"Good Luck Charm'", currently featured on<strong> The Sound.</strong>&nbsp; Find out more about the artist <a href="http://www.themastersonsmusic.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:39:35 +0000 George Olsen 45774 at http://publicradioeast.org Free Download from the Mastersons Free Download from Jess Klein http://publicradioeast.org/post/free-download-jess-klein <p></p><p>Free download of <em>Learning Faith,&nbsp;</em> the title track from the new CD by <strong>Jess Klein</strong>, currently featured on<strong> The Sound.</strong>&nbsp; Find out more about the artist <a href="http://www.jessklein.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:38:36 +0000 George Olsen 45778 at http://publicradioeast.org Free Download from Jess Klein Our Electric World ... commentary from Joan Carris http://publicradioeast.org/post/our-electric-world-commentary-joan-carris <p></p><p>We live in an amazing world.&nbsp; As we’re waking up in the morning we can IM someone.&nbsp; We can Skype, poke, e-mail, text, twitter, and <u>twee</u>t…all day long.&nbsp; <u>All day</u>.&nbsp; Wow.&nbsp; Back in our log cabin days, who would have believed this?&nbsp; Today we can post our brilliant, witty comments online—for the entire world to see—on <em>every topic in the world</em>—whether we know anything about it or not.&nbsp; It’s positively electric!</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:39:00 +0000 George Olsen 44311 at http://publicradioeast.org Pitt County Sheriff's Office deputies carrying drug to counteract opioid overdose http://publicradioeast.org/post/pitt-county-sheriffs-office-deputies-carrying-drug-counteract-opioid-overdose <p></p><p>A disturbing national trend involving heroin use has made its way into eastern North Carolina. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has decided to take a proactive step that could save the lives of some opioid abusers. George Olsen has more.</p><p>What has happened nationally is happening locally as well. Recent years has seen a resurgence in the use of heroin in response to growing addiction levels with less-available and more-expensive prescription drugs. That trend became a reality in Pitt County in recent years.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 11:35:00 +0000 George Olsen 42038 at http://publicradioeast.org Increased highway traffic expected this Memorial Day http://publicradioeast.org/post/increased-highway-traffic-expected-memorial-day <p></p><p>INTRO – If you’re traveling by road this Memorial Day weekend, you’ll probably have more company than last year. George Olsen has more.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 10:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 41941 at http://publicradioeast.org How to Ignore Work... commentary from Joan Carris http://publicradioeast.org/post/how-ignore-work-commentary-joan-carris <p></p><p>Fortunately for our economy, most of us adhere to a Puritan work ethic.&nbsp; Recent articles point to the lengthy work week of Americans, who normally put in 50 to 70-hour weeks on the job.&nbsp; Sayings that praise work are well-known.&nbsp; <em>Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.</em>&nbsp; And how about, <em>Hard work never killed anybody</em>.&nbsp; Or, <em>Man works from sun to sun, but woman’s work is never done.</em></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:35:00 +0000 George Olsen 41835 at http://publicradioeast.org Efforts to find CSS Neuse remnants delayed... again http://publicradioeast.org/post/efforts-find-css-neuse-remnants-delayed-again <p></p><p></p><p>INTRO – It’ll be at least July until state underwater archaeologists can do a survey of the Neuse River to see if any additional remnants from the ironclad CSS Neuse remain. George Olsen has more.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 11:35:00 +0000 George Olsen 41354 at http://publicradioeast.org Efforts to find CSS Neuse remnants delayed... again Free Download from Nikki Lane http://publicradioeast.org/post/free-download-nikki-lane <p>Free download of <em>Man Up</em> from<strong> Nikki Lane'</strong>s new CD<em> </em>"All or Nothin'", currently featured on<strong> The Sound.</strong>&nbsp; Find out more about the artist <a href="http://www.nikkilane.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 19:12:36 +0000 George Olsen 41183 at http://publicradioeast.org Free Download from Nikki Lane Archaeology teams again schedule search for CSS Neuse remnants http://publicradioeast.org/post/archaeology-teams-again-schedule-search-css-neuse-remnants <p></p><p>INTRO – The State Underwater Archeology Team will again try to get on the Neuse River in Kinston Tuesday (May 13)&nbsp; to search for remnants of the CSS Neuse. George Olsen has more.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 10:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 41012 at http://publicradioeast.org Plans to shut children's development offices in ENC in doubt http://publicradioeast.org/post/plans-shut-childrens-development-offices-enc-doubt <p></p><p>A plan to cut $10 million next fiscal year from a program serving disabled babies and toddlers is now in doubt. George Olsen has more.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 40169 at http://publicradioeast.org 3D technology to aid in QAR artifact preservation http://publicradioeast.org/post/3d-technology-aid-qar-artifact-preservation <div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper card_280 look2" contenteditable="false"><div attribution="Credit N.C. Department of Cultural Resources" caption="A concretion exterior and an x-ray that shows what may be an African currency called a manilla in the concretion. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:39:00 +0000 George Olsen 39720 at http://publicradioeast.org Easter gas prices lower in 2014 than one year ago http://publicradioeast.org/post/easter-gas-prices-lower-2014-one-year-ago <p></p><p>Your Easter travel this year will likely be a bit cheaper than last year though far more expensive than any Christmas travel you took. George Olsen has more.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 39046 at http://publicradioeast.org B.O.Q. - N.P. Simpson http://publicradioeast.org/post/boq-np-simpson <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A new novel by a Raleigh author and one-time Jacksonville newspaper reporter introduces a new character investigating murderous going-ons at her old stomping ground. George Olsen has more.&nbsp;</p><p>In 1993 N.P. Simpson published a book about a 1981 triple homicide at Camp LeJeune that to this day is unresolved.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:29:00 +0000 George Olsen 38510 at http://publicradioeast.org B.O.Q. - N.P. Simpson Gas prices hit 7-month high http://publicradioeast.org/post/gas-prices-hit-7-month-high <p></p><p>AAA Carolinas is reporting a big spike in gas prices for North Carolina motorists over the past month. George Olsen has more.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 38427 at http://publicradioeast.org Dropout rate at public schools hits record low http://publicradioeast.org/post/dropout-rate-public-schools-hits-record-low <p>INTRO – The dropout rate for state public schools is at a record low. George Olsen has more.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:06:30 +0000 George Olsen 37926 at http://publicradioeast.org Gulf War Illness study continues at ECU http://publicradioeast.org/post/gulf-war-illness-study-continues-ecu <p></p><p>A study conducted at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine looking for both a treatment and a confirmatory blood test for Gulf War Illness will continue through 2015. George Olsen has more.</p><p>It’s difficult enough treating any disease, even more so when it’s a disease whose diagnosis can’t be confirmed.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:39:00 +0000 George Olsen 37367 at http://publicradioeast.org Free Download by Lydia Loveless http://publicradioeast.org/post/free-download-lydia-loveless <p>Free download of <em>Really Wanna See You </em>from<strong> Lydia Loveless</strong>' new CD<em> </em>"Somewhere Else", currently featured on<strong> The Sound.</strong>&nbsp; Find out more about the artist <a href="http://lydialoveless.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:44:50 +0000 George Olsen 37171 at http://publicradioeast.org Free Download by Lydia Loveless