George Olsen http://publicradioeast.org en 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 Free Download from Rodney Crowell http://publicradioeast.org/post/free-download-rodney-crowell <p></p><p>Free download of <em>The Long Journey Home&nbsp;</em> from<strong> Rodney </strong><strong>Crowell</strong>'s new CD<em> </em>"Tarpaper Sky", currently featured on<strong> The Sound.</strong>&nbsp; Find out more about the artist <a href="http://rodneycrowell.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:02:19 +0000 George Olsen 39054 at http://publicradioeast.org Free Download from Rodney Crowell 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 Archeology Team to search for CSS Neuse remnants http://publicradioeast.org/post/archeology-team-search-css-neuse-remnants <p>UPDATE April 15 -- The state Department of Cultural Resources reports the CSS Neuse archeology dive is off indefinitely</p><p>UPDATE March 13 -- The Friday, March 14 search has been postponed because of high water conditions on the Neuse. There is no firm date for rescheduling other than the search should take place in the next 30 days.</p><p>INTRO – The State Underwater Archeology Team will be on the Neuse River in Kinston Monday searching for remnants of the CSS Neuse. George Olsen has more.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:09:30 +0000 George Olsen 35836 at http://publicradioeast.org Environmental organizations express concern over PED virus http://publicradioeast.org/post/environmental-organizations-express-concern-over-ped-virus <p></p><p>An environmental group is seeking a state of emergency be declared in the wake of a virus found in about a third of the state’s large commercial hog farms. George Olsen has more.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:17:49 +0000 George Olsen 35312 at http://publicradioeast.org Free Download from St. Paul & The Broken Bones http://publicradioeast.org/post/free-download-st-paul-broken-bones <p></p><p>Free download of <em>Call Me</em> from<strong> St. Paul &amp; The Broken Bone</strong>'s new CD<em> </em>"Half the City", currently featured on<strong> The Sound.</strong>&nbsp; Find out more about the artist <a href="http://stpaulandthebrokenbones.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>St. Paul &amp; the Broken Bones</strong> are coming to Beaufort May 9 headlining the Friday night portion of the Beaufort Music Festival.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:38:09 +0000 George Olsen 35274 at http://publicradioeast.org Free Download from St. Paul & The Broken Bones State to contribute money to Battleship NC hull repairs http://publicradioeast.org/post/state-contribute-money-battleship-nc-hull-repairs <p></p><p>The Battleship North Carolina will get an infusion of state funds in order to begin necessary repairs. George Olsen has more.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:36:44 +0000 George Olsen 34796 at http://publicradioeast.org Gulf War Illness study at ECU to continue into 2015 http://publicradioeast.org/post/gulf-war-illness-study-ecu-continue-2015 <div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-wrapper" contenteditable="false"><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio" contenteditable="false" description="A Defense Department funded study of Gulf War Illness being conducted at East Carolina University will continue into 2015. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 34556 at http://publicradioeast.org The Making of a Southern Democracy - Tom Eamon http://publicradioeast.org/post/making-southern-democracy-tom-eamon <p></p><p></p><p>If it’s your belief that politics in the state have swung to the right… too far right… take heart in a new book on state politics which makes the case that historically North Carolina has never long gone too far off in one direction. George Olsen has more.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:48:00 +0000 George Olsen 34158 at http://publicradioeast.org The Making of a Southern Democracy - Tom Eamon Free Download from D.B. Rielly http://publicradioeast.org/post/free-download-db-rielly <p>Free download of <em>Untie Me</em> from<strong> D.B. </strong><strong>Rielly</strong>'s new CD<em> </em>"Cross My Heart &amp; Hope to Die", currently featured on<strong> The Sound.</strong> Find out more about the artist <a href="http://www.dbrielly.com/">here</a>.</p><p> ... and while you're here, check out D.B.'s new video for<em> Untie Me</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGvLPjvUHFk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGvLPjvUHFk</a></p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:02:58 +0000 George Olsen 33472 at http://publicradioeast.org Free Download from D.B. Rielly Free Download from Ken Yates http://publicradioeast.org/post/free-download-ken-yates <p>Free download of <em>The One That Got Away</em> from<strong> Ken Yates</strong>' new CD<em> </em>"23", currently featured on<strong> The Sound.</strong>&nbsp; Visit Ken's website <a href="http://kenyates.com/">here</a>.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:55:05 +0000 George Olsen 33471 at http://publicradioeast.org Free Download from Ken Yates Road assessments underway in Pitt County towns http://publicradioeast.org/post/road-assessments-underway-pitt-county-towns <p>Greenville, Ayden and Winterville have partnered together to use new technology to assess their roads. They’ve contracted with Transmap to do an assessment of every street in the three cities. Transmap uses a specially outfitted van that uses LIDAR and photography to evaluate road conditions. It actually looks below the road surface without having to take a core sample, damaging the road. This will enable engineers to prioritize&nbsp; microsurfacing, resurfacing or complete rebuild projects. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 32594 at http://publicradioeast.org Pay hikes on way for high-demand state jobs http://publicradioeast.org/post/pay-hikes-way-high-demand-state-jobs <p></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 32593 at http://publicradioeast.org New app available for emergency preparedness http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-app-available-emergency-preparedness <p></p><p>INTRO – The Governor’s Office has announced the launch of a new app to help families prepare for emergencies. George Olsen has more.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 32285 at http://publicradioeast.org Report finds persistent spending gap in wealthy and poor public school districts http://publicradioeast.org/post/report-finds-persistent-spending-gap-wealthy-and-poor-public-school-districts <p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:06:00 +0000 George Olsen 31891 at http://publicradioeast.org ECU online programs enjoy national ranking http://publicradioeast.org/post/ecu-online-programs-enjoy-national-ranking <p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:09:00 +0000 George Olsen 31568 at http://publicradioeast.org