George Olsen http://publicradioeast.org en 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 Free Download from John Fullbright http://publicradioeast.org/post/free-download-john-fullbright <p>Free download of <em>Happy</em> from<strong> John </strong><strong>Fullbright'</strong>s new CD<em> </em>"Songs'", currently featured on<strong> The Sound.</strong>&nbsp; Find out more about the artist <a href="http://www.johnfullbrightmusic.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:02:34 +0000 George Olsen 44726 at http://publicradioeast.org Free Download from John Fullbright 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