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The Down East Journal
9:17 am
Wed November 5, 2014

The Down East Journal (11/07/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we hear about the Governor’s plans to make the port in Morehead City more globally competitive by deepening the channel to 50 feet and developing underutilized properties, such as Radio Island.  And, the Triangle’s Red Clay Ramblers have a new CD that takes the band into the world of dance. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas. 

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ENC Features
7:49 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Carolina Jamboree - the Red Clay Ramblers

Carolina Jamboree - the Red Clay Ramblers

INTRO – The Triangle’s Red Clay Ramblers have been involved in a number of artistic collaborations … with Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright and actor Sam Shepard for two of his films and one off-Broadway play and with the late Doug Marlette on the musical based on his comic strip Kudzu, amongst others. Another collaboration took the band away from stage and screen into a different realm, and about nine years after its debut the music is now available on CD. George Olsen talked with Bland Simpson of the Red Clay Ramblers and has this.

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ENC Features
9:53 am
Mon November 3, 2014

NC Art Museum Features Small Scale Paintings

Credit North Carolina Museum of Art

"Small Treasures" is a new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, the first major exhibition to focus on small scale paintings from the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age of art.  Mac McKee speaks with curator of northern European art and specialist in 17th century Dutch and Flemish art Dennis Weller about the exhibit which includes 66 paintings by old masters, such as Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer.

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The Down East Journal
9:41 am
Mon November 3, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/31/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we visit a tarheel based theme park to witness new construction of what will be one of the tallest and fastest rollercoasters in the world.  We also spotlight the New River Player's local production of Dracula, and details on the current exhibit of small scale Dutch and Flemish paintings at the North Carolina Museum of Art. 

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ENC Features
12:00 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Coastal Scientist Finds Large Shark Populations Are Taking A Dive

Tiger shark caught in 2008

The population of large sharks have dropped significantly since the 1980s, posing a serious concern for fisheries and ecosystem management.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak to Coastal Scientist Dr. Joel Fodrie about his award winning research and the impact the decline of large sharks is having off the coast of North Carolina.  

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The Down East Journal
11:32 am
Wed October 22, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/24/14)

The population of large sharks have dropped significantly since the 1980s, posing a serious concern for fisheries and ecosystem management.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak to Coastal Scientist Dr. Joel Fodrie about his award winning research and the impact the decline of large sharks is having off the coast of North Carolina.  And, the Twin River Quilters Guild is holding their BEE BY THE RIVER quilt show in New Bern next weekend.  Those stories and more Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas. 

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ENC Features
12:08 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

IED Training At Camp Lejeune

Marines from across the country come to Camp Lejeune, one of only three sites in the nation, to receive counter improvised explosive device training.  This week on the Down East Journal, we take a trip to the Holly Ridge facility where 18 Georgia Liaison Team troops are preparing for deployment.

This story contains sounds from military training exercise and may be upsetting to some listeners.

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ENC Features
12:00 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Ghostwalk in Downtown New Bern

Public Radio East's Mac McKee speaks with Executive Director of the New Bern Historical Society Lynn Harakal about the 24th Annual Ghost Walk which takes place October 23-25.

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The Down East Journal
2:59 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/18/14)

Marines from across the country come to Camp Lejeune, one of only three sites in the nation, to receive counter improvised explosive device training.  This week on the Down East Journal, we take a trip to the Holly Ridge facility where 18 Georgia Liaison Team troops are preparing for deployment.  That story on the next Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas. 

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ENC Features
10:14 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Crab Trap Cleanup Planned For NC Coast

Credit Chris Hannant Photography

The fishing industry is being asked to help collect abandoned fishing gear from Currituck Sound to south of Oregon Inlet. 

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ENC Features
10:05 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Changes Coming In Severe Weather Forecasting

severe weather outlook map
Credit NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center

Meteorologist are changing the way they issue forecasts in an effort to better inform the public when tornados, hail and high winds threaten an area.

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Opinion
7:39 am
Thu October 9, 2014

The Only Constant is Change ... commentary from Joan Carris

Have you noticed that every decade or so, you are somebody else?  Not that you turn from being a pussycat into being a werewolf.  Nothing that drastic.  But all of us change in a variety of ways as the years fly by.  In 1984, thousands of us were reading Gail Sheehy’s book, Passages,  on this topic.  Today, when I think about my own changes, I tend to wander off to the pantry, where we keep the Bailey’s Irish Cream and the sherry and the Kahlua.

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The Down East Journal
10:57 am
Wed October 8, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/10/14)

The fishing industry is being asked to help collect abandoned fishing gear from Currituck Sound to Oregon Inlet.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the cleanup project.  And, hazardous waste collection events are planned in New Bern and Bayboro this Saturday.  Details on the next Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas. 

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ENC Features
9:43 am
Mon October 6, 2014

History of Rice Plantations In ENC

Planting Rice at Orton Plantation 1890
Credit State Archives of North Carolina

For two hundred years, rice was grown on large plantations in eastern North Carolina.  We get the backstory on this lucrative crop and we hear from a farmer who’s continuing the tradition in Chatham County.

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ENC Features
9:24 am
Mon October 6, 2014

New Museum Opens In Currituck County

Credit http://www.historicjarvisburgcoloredschool.com/

A small schoolhouse for African American children reopened September 27th as a museum showcasing photos of teachers and students, a teacher's desk, a chalkboard and a bookcase that served as the library. Mac McKee speaks with Vice President for the Historic Jarvisburg Colored School Association Vivian Simpson to get an idea on what life was life for students prior to desegregation.

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ENC Regional News
10:02 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Corn Growers Encouraged To Test For Alfatoxin

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to have their corn tested for aflatoxin to prevent contamination of feeds and food.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

Aflatoxin is a byproduct of a mold, and can be harmful to both humans and livestock.  Feed Compliance Officer George Ferguson says the Cunningham Research Station in Kinston is one of six drop-off locations across the state where farmers can submit their 5 pound sample of shelled corn. 

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ENC Features
9:58 am
Mon September 29, 2014

NCDOT Helps Develop Bike Paths

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is paving the way to develop bicycle and pedestrian paths across the state.   This week on the Down East Journal, more on the grant plan and how Emerald Isle’s  bike path is paying off 10 years later.

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ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Board of Elections provides snapshot of state voters

INTRO – On National Voter Registration Day yesterday, the state Board of Elections provided a snapshot of the state’selectorate. George Olsen has more.

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ENC Regional News
3:34 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Highways 117 And 70 Could Become Interstates

A bill introduced Friday proposes changing Highways 117 and 70 to become interstates.   Jared Brumbaugh has details. 

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ENC Features
9:50 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Shelter For Trafficked Boys Set To Open In Greenville

We hear an update from the Greenville non-profit Restore One as they break ground this Fall on the first shelter in the country for male victims of human trafficking.  

WARNING: this story contains descriptions that some listeners may find upsetting. 

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