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The Down East Journal
9:43 am
Tue July 8, 2008

The Down East Journal 07/04/2008

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.

ENC Regional News
8:52 am
Tue July 1, 2008

Study to Chart Public Perceptions of Change Down East

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.

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ENC Regional News
8:46 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Local Man Wants to Change Medicare

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.

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The Down East Journal
8:25 am
Mon June 30, 2008

The Down East Journal 06/27/2008

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.

ENC Regional News
10:48 am
Fri June 27, 2008

Studies look at possible link between hog odors and health effects

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.

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The Down East Journal
9:51 am
Thu June 26, 2008

The Down East Journal 06/20/2008

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.

ENC Regional News
9:00 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Local DSS In Need of Foster Parents

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.

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ENC Regional News
3:06 am
Wed June 18, 2008

N-C Libertarian Party appeals ballot access decision

N-C Libertarian Party appeals ballot access

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.

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ENC Regional News
7:37 am
Mon June 16, 2008

Marion Blackburn's Jack Kerouac Audio Diary

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.

ENC Regional News
11:53 am
Fri June 13, 2008

Camp Lejeune Marines help with Indiana disaster recovery

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.

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The Down East Journal
10:53 am
Fri June 13, 2008

The Down East Journal 06/13/2008

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.

The Down East Journal
10:41 am
Sat June 7, 2008

The Down East Journal 06/06/2008

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.

ENC Regional News
3:04 am
Fri June 6, 2008

Hyde County firefighters in for the long haul

Hyde County fire likely to be a multiple week event

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ENC Regional News
9:10 am
Wed June 4, 2008

ECU Pathologist Develops Breakthrough Antibody

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.

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The Down East Journal
8:38 am
Mon June 2, 2008

The Down East Journal 05/30/2008

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.

ENC Regional News
11:48 am
Fri May 30, 2008

State House bill could halt new stormwater runoff rules

State House bill could halt new stormwater runoff rules

New Bern, NC – INTRO - New stormwater runoff rules for 20 coastal counties that go into effect in August may be withdrawn if a state House bill gets legislative approval. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
7:03 am
Tue May 27, 2008

NC Think Tank Looks at Community College System

New Bern, NC – The state Community College System has been under the microscope of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. The non-partisan organization is releasing a four part comprehensive study highlighting key issues affecting the system and recommendations to improve upon the services offered. Public Radio East's Megen George spoke with center director, Ran Coble about the study's findings.

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The Down East Journal
12:56 am
Tue May 27, 2008

The Down East Journal 05/23/2008

New Bern, NC – A partnership between ECU's Brody School of Medicine and the Pitt County Health Department could slow the transmission of HIV and AIDS in ENC. A report released last week examines not only the condition of the shipwreck of the sunken Civil War ironclad Monitor, but the waters where the shipwreck lies.

Story Corps
10:36 am
Fri May 23, 2008

StoryCorps - Sally Woelkers

Beaufort, NC – Today we hear from Sally Woelkers. She discusses her choice to marry young and have 15 children with her daughter Elsie Spencer.

ENC Regional News
10:40 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Report lists conditions at Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

Report lists conditions at Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

New Bern, NC –
INTRO - A report released last week examines not only the condition of the shipwreck of the sunken Civil War ironclad Monitor but the waters where the shipwreck lies. George Olsen has more.

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