New Bern, NC – An interview with Kay Hagan. The State Senator from Greensboro is hoping to unseat US Senator Elizabeth Dole in the 2008 Election. A new project is giving hope to uninsured North Carolinians in need of specialized medical care. Those stories and the Weekly Arts Calendar.
The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate - Kevin Duffus
New Bern, NC – INTRO - On the cover of the new book by Raleigh author Kevin Duffus The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate is the line Within Every Legend Lies a Grain of Truth, pointing toward what Duffus believes are some vast differences between the actual history of Black Beard and the history we grew up with. George Olsen spoke with the author and has this.
New Bern, NC – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate for North Carolina Kay Hagan was critical of the record of rival Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole during an interview with PRE's "Down East Journal." Hagan is a state senator from Greensboro seeking to defeat Dole, who has served in the Senate since 2002.
Hagan accused Dole of supporting policies that have allowed the U.S. to sink into debt, and that Dole has done nothing to support homeowners facing foreclosure.
New Bern, NC – Some environmental groups are gorwing impatient with the state's regulations on hog waste. An ENC man is working to change the cost of Medicare. And we'll hear about the latest cultural events in ENC during the Weekly Arts Calendar.
New Bern, NC – There's no question that change is on the horizon and already underway for many coastal communities in Eastern North Carolina. There's also no question that area residents have strong opinions both for and against development. Researchers at Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort are launching a two-year study aimed at documenting community perceptions of development and land-use change on coastal communities Down East. PRE's Megen George speaks with the study's principal investigator, Lisa Campbell.
New Bern, NC – Medicare, the government administered health insurance program for people 65 and over, is vital to many older adults in need of health care. But an Eastern North Carolina man would like to see the Medicare program re-worked from the ground up and he's working to form an organization in hopes of putting pressure on the US government to do just that.
New Bern, NC – The number of children in need of foster care in North Carolina is on the rise. We'll learn what it takes to be a foster parent. The Duke Marine Lab is beginning a two year study looking at development and change in coastal communities Down East. We'll talk with the study's author.
Studies look at possible link between hog odors and health effects
New Bern, NC – INTRO - A pair of recently published studies attempts to lay groundwork showing a correlation between odor from industrial hog farms and adverse health effects on surrounding communities. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – The Libertarian Party of NC announced it will appeal a Superior Court ruling denying their claims that state ballot access rules are unconstitutional. Greenville writer, Marion Blackburn traveled to NYC to view the original copy of Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road". She'll share her audio diary.
New Bern, NC – Each year, thousands of children enter into the North Carolina Foster Care System. However, the number of children in need of a home far exceeds the number of foster parents who are able to offer one. Many counties in Eastern North Carolina are instituting aggressive recruitment plans in hopes of encouraging more people to become foster parents. Megen George has this report for Public Radio East.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - The Libertarian Party of North Carolina announced last week it will appeal a Superior Court ruling denying their claims that state ballot access rules are unconstitutional. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – Author Jack Kerouac is indelibly tied with the Beat Generation and best known for his work On the Road . Much myth and legend surrounds the novel, originally typed on sheets of paper known as the scroll . The truth is a bit more complex, though. Writer Marion Blackburn journeyed to New York City in February to see the original typed scroll of On the Road in person. She, and her husband Greg, traveled by train from Rocky Mount to Grand Central Station and she shares her journey with us.
Camp Lejeune Marines help with Indiana disaster recovery
New Bern, NC – INTRO - The Camp Lejeune-based 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit has been in Indiana since the first of the month to receive realistic urban training in advance of a late summertime deployment. But while there they found themselves in a real-life disaster situation and took breaks from training to help out affected communities. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – The Atlantic hurricane season is underway. We'll learn about this year's storm predictions from the National Weather Service. A Charlotte organization is trying a new approach to combat homelessness. And, the Camp Lejeune based 26th MEU provides help to communities affected by flooding in Indiana.
New Bern, NC – A new antibody developed at ECU's Brody School of Medicine could be a breakthrough treatment for Breast and Ovarian Cancers. A fire burning in Hyde County is creating problems for neighboring communities. And we'll learn how the new Silver Alerts are working in North Carolina.
New Bern, NC – A new antibody developed at ECU's Brody School of Medicine could offer hope for treatment of Ovarian and Breast Cancer. Public Radio East's Megen George recently spoke with Dr. Anne Kellogg, a pathologist who developed the breakthrough antibody.
New Bern, NC – The state community college system has been under the microscope of the NC Center for Public Policy Research. We'll learn about the findings of a comprehensive study. Your personal care products could be tied to the health of marine life. And the debate over storm water rules in NC continues.