New Bern, NC – Like gas and groceries the cost of childcare is going up and Eastern North Carolina is seeing childcare rates topping out at over seven thousand dollars annually. Megen George has this report for Public Radio East
New Bern, NC – A recent report issued by the Southern Aids Coalition discusses an alarming increase in cases of HIV and AIDS in the south. Public Radio East's Megen George recently spoke with Dr. Diane Campbell with the Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Campbell says the epidemic facing the Southern Region of the US is reflected in Eastern North Carolina.
New Bern, NC – Cases of AIDS and HIV in Eastern North Carolina are at epidemic proportions. We'll learn the reasons behind the high numbers. Explosive growth of aquatic plants in the Trent River has some concerned about the health of the river.
New Bern, NC – As Election Day nears Public Radio East is bringing you interviews and profiles of the candidates. A few weeks ago we spoke with the Democratic candidate for US Senate, Kay Hagan. Now we talk with current US Senator Elizabeth Dole. Public Radio East News Director Megen George recently interviewed the republican incumbent.
New Bern, NC – An interview with US Senator Elizabeth Dole. The republican incumbent is being challenged in the 2008 election by State Senator and democrat, Kay Hagan. And a recent increase in bear sightings in NC brought another story to the mind of reporter George Olsen.
New Bern, NC – As election day nears Public Radio East is providing listeners with features and interviews with the candidates. Public Radio East's Jared Brumbaugh recently spoke with Charlotte Mayor and republican Gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory, and has this profile.
New Bern, NC – North Carolina U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole emphasized her work on energy, the mortgage crisis, immigration and healthcare in a recent interview with Public Radio East's Megen George. Republican Dole is running for reelection against Democrat Kay Hagan.
Dole particularly emphasized the need to address the high cost of energy.
"Families and a lot of businesses are struggling today because of the high price of gasoline. My view is that you've got to have a comprehensive solution to this energy crisis," Dole said.
New Bern, NC – Residents of the Albemarle - Pamlico Region are invited to share ideas and concerns about sea level rise at a series of public meetings that are being held over the next few weeks. Public Radio East's Megen George recently spoke with Sam Pearsall with the Nature Conservancy. The organization is one of several that are hosting the forums. Pearsall explained sea level rise and the threat it poses to the environment.
New Bern, NC – Sea level rise is the focus of a series of forums scheduled at various locations in ENC. We'll talk with biologist Sam Pearsall who explains the causes and threats associated with sea level rise. REgular commentator Marion Blackburn dishes on the movie stars in her life and we'll hear about the latest arts and cultural events coming up in ENC.
New Bern, NC – The state legislature has approved rules regarding storm water runoff that will go into effect next month. A new book from a Raleigh author attempts to debunk myths about the Pirate Blackbeard... and we'll hear about the latest arts and cultural events coming up in ENC.
New rules on stormwater control receive Legislative approval
New Bern, NC – INTRO - The state Legislature has approved rules regarding coastal storm-water run-off that will supercede rules slated to go into effect next month. George Olsen has more.
The new rules replace those set up in the 1980s that many saw as ineffective in protecting shellfish waters from pollution. For those concerned about closures of shellfish waters, the new rules should be good news.
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.