The Down East Journal http://publicradioeast.org en The Down East Journal (07/11/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-071114 <p>This week on the Down East Journal, a living history program in Bath explores the infamous pirate Blackbeard and his ties to the town.&nbsp; Plus, music and conversation with a member of the North Carolina based bluegrass/Americana band “The Outliers” ahead of their weekend performance at Turnage Theater. And, we debut the new Down East Journal theme and talk to its creator.&nbsp; Listen for the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:06:26 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 46011 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (07/11/14) The Down East Journal (07/04/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-070414 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A program that saved the red wolf from extinction could come to an end.&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official about the experimental Red Wolf Recovery Program and the review that will determine its effectiveness.&nbsp; And, the summer concert series “Swanfest” continues at the coast this Sunday with a special Independence Day weekend offering.&nbsp; Listen for the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:09:29 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 45415 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (07/04/14) The Down East Journal (06/27/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-062714 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The largest solar farm east of the Mississippi will break ground soon in northeastern North Carolina. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:30:54 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 44826 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (06/27/14) The Down East Journal (06/20/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-062014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week, Public Radio East collaborates with students at East Carolina University’s School of Music to change the way Down East Journal sounds.&nbsp; More on that story, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. &nbsp;And, Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:01:14 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 44261 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (06/20/14) The Down East Journal (06/13/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-061314 <p>This week, the 56<sup>th</sup> Annual Big Rock Tournament is in full swing in Morehead City.&nbsp; On the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about how the event got started and how it “reels” in both tourism dollars and money for local charities.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;And, D.E.J. spotlights an eastern North Carolina organization introducing young people to </span>theater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> arts. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. &nbsp;Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:01:08 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 43774 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (06/13/14) The Down East Journal (06/06/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-060614 <p>Access to locally caught seafood is a hallmark of the coastal region, but it's getting harder to find.&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, why North Carolina's commercial fishing harvest is experiencing a decline.&nbsp; And, bears are seen in increasing numbers this time of year; in yards, in trees and even swimming across the Neuse River.&nbsp; The Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.&nbsp; And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:19:42 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 43503 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (06/06/14) The Down East Journal (05/30/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-053014 <p>It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week.&nbsp; On the Down East Journal, we talk to local emergency management officials about how they’re preparing ahead of the official start of hurricane season.&nbsp; And, the 15<sup>th</sup> Annual Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival is next weekend.&nbsp; We speak to one of the original founders about the celebration of art, culture and heritage.&nbsp; Don’t miss the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:50:05 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 42532 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (05/30/14) The Down East Journal (05/23/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-052314 <p>Even though tobacco remains the number one cash crop in North Carolina, there’s been a significant decrease in the amount of farmers growing tobacco in the past decade.&nbsp;&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll explore the future of the state’s tobacco industry.&nbsp; And, The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office takes a proactive step in response to rising numbers of incidents involving heroin and other opioids.&nbsp; Those stories and more, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 13:49:08 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 42418 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (05/23/14) The Down East Journal (05/16/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-051614 <p>This week on the Down East Journal, a local non-profit in Greenville is using horses to treat people with physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities.&nbsp; And, the latest attempt to survey the Neuse River for remnants of the Civil War ironclad CSS Neuse was scuttled this week. What archeologists hope to find when they FINALLY get on the water.&nbsp; Those stories and more, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 16:29:38 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 41353 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (05/16/14) The Down East Journal (05/09/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-050914 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week, local researchers embarked on a 10-day mission off the coast of North Carolina to map the ocean floor.&nbsp; The new data may reveal areas where offshore wind energy development could occur with minimal impacts to sensitive fish habitats and ocean resources.&nbsp; We’ll have more on the research project, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 21:55:22 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 40821 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (05/09/14) The Down East Journal (05/02/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-050214 <p>Hundreds of people are displaced after their homes were damaged or destroyed during last week's tornadoes.&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, an in-depth review of the storm that impacted eastern North Carolina and the efforts underway to help residents recover.&nbsp; And despite a cold winter, experts are predicting a bumper crop of strawberries this season.&nbsp; Those stories and more, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.&nbsp; And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:34:49 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 40238 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (05/02/14) The Down East Journal (04/25/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-042514 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Protecting shorelines with natural, vegetative barriers is not only better for the ecosystem, it’s a more effective means of slowing shoreline erosion.&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, we speak to a local researcher about her work with “living shorelines.”&nbsp; More on that story, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:43:11 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 39731 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (04/25/14) The Down East Journal (04/18/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-041814 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>April is National Poetry Month and this week on the Down East Journal, a conversation with North Carolina’s poet laureate Joseph Bathanti.&nbsp; And, in the final year of the 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary commemoration, more stops to the North Carolina Civil War Trails guide have been added.&nbsp; We’ll talk about the most recent additions and local sites closer to home.&nbsp; Those stories and more, on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:24:33 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 38956 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (04/18/14) The Down East Journal (04/11/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-041114 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on the Down East Journal, State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes tells us about the future of drone technology in North Carolina and how drones could be used by law enforcement, in hurricane recovery and agriculture.&nbsp; And, a former reporter for the Jacksonville Daily News steps into the world of crime fiction with book one in a series featuring a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent based at Camp </span>Lejeune<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; More on that story, Friday at noon Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:53:00 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 38408 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (04/11/14) The Down East Journal (04/05/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-040514 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week on the Down East Journal, we highlight a non-profit in Greenville reaching out to veterans and disabled seniors who live at home.&nbsp; This weekend, Rebuilding Together Pitt County holds a community outreach and home remodeling event in Greenville. &nbsp;More on that story, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:40:29 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 37987 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (04/05/14) The Down East Journal (03/28/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-032814 <p></p><p>This week on the Down East Journal, we focus on two East Carolina University breakthroughs.&nbsp; One seeks to confirm Gulf War Illness through a blood test, and the other increases the intelligibility of speech for those with Parkinson's disease.&nbsp; This week, we speak to experts about advancements in treating Gulf War illness and the device doing double duty for stutters and Parkinson's sufferers.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:59:09 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 37712 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (03/28/14) The Down East Journal (03/21/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-032114 <p>This week on the Down East Journal, coastal scientists are hoping to deploy two buoys later this month to explore wind energy potential off the North Carolina coast. &nbsp;The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:44:21 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 37433 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (03/21/14) The Down East Journal (03/14/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-031414 <p>Public Radio East is teaming up with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to repopulate the waters of eastern North Carolina with striped bass.&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, we discuss the project and how it will promote a healthier fishery and create more opportunities for anglers.&nbsp; Catch the Down East Journal Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:13:25 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 36156 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (03/14/14) The Down East Journal (03/07/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-030714 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week on the Down East Journal, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune is using futuristic simulation technology to train students and give experienced physicians a place to refine their skills.&nbsp; We speak with experts about the new simulation lab and explain how it works.&nbsp; And, a living history program this weekend in Beaufort focuses on the signs that served as markers for the Underground Railroad.&nbsp; The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:42:34 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 35820 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (03/07/14) The Down East Journal (02/28/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-022814 <p>Vitamin E may be a new therapy in slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with a Brody School of Medicine Physician about the new treatment and risks associated with consuming vitamin E in high doses.&nbsp; And, Spring is just around the corner.&nbsp; On the Garden Journal, the right and wrong way to prune shrubs and trees.&nbsp; The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:08:03 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 35284 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (02/28/14)