New Bern, NC – Complete text of interview follows profile transcript...
INTRO - Seven term incumbent Walter Jones is facing a challenge this year in the Republican primary for the U-S House 3rd District. Army vet, financial advisor and Onslow County commissioner Joe McLaughlin is seeking his party's nod. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – A new report looks at the numbers of psychiatric patients who die after being discharged from the hospital. Colorful pirate statues are popping up around Greenville... we'll find out why.
New Bern, NC – We hear a report on the role religion plays in politics. A new law requires the state medical board to publish information about disciplinary action taken against doctors... but some think the law hasn't gone far enough.
New Bern, NC – We hear how the war in Iraq is affecting North Carolina's military families. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is campaigning in North Carolina... we'll hear reaction to his stop this week in Greensboro.
New Bern, NC – The future of electricity on the coast could lie in wind energy. Wayne County has seen a significant decrease in the school dropout rate... we'll find out why. Music Director Sefton Wiggs offers his thoughts on the newest release from the Columbus University Wind Ensemble.
New Bern, NC – The debate continues between coastal residents and the Navy over the use of sonar training in offshore areas. The Onslow Community Ministries homeless shelter in Jacksonville could close its doors next month due to a financial shortfall.
New Bern, NC – Driving on the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore could be in the hands of the courts. A new piece of historical fiction examines the legend of The Lost Colony... and we'll hear a StoryCorps interview with one of the first females to join the Fleet Marine Force.
New Bern, NC – Increasing numbers of young people are registering to vote in North Carolina. We'll learn how they could affect the upcoming election. George Olsen talks with South Carolina singer/songwriter Jack Williams.
New Bern, NC – Today we hear from Barbara Lee. She grew up in the Craven Terrace housing project in down town New Bern. She shares her story with Nannette Sanders Cobb and discusses growing up during times of segregation and her ties to her community.