New Bern, NC – We continue our series Diagnosing Healthcare and look at the high numbers of North Carolinians diagnosed with diabetes. We'll hear part one in a three part series chronicling Marion Blackburn's trip to see the Dalai Lama, and we'll hear a commentary from Beaufort children's book author Joan Carris.
New Bern, NC – If you wish to make a child laugh, say underwear. If you're saying this in a school, 2nd and 3rd graders will howl with glee. The word underpants is even funnier, which writer Dav Pilkey knew when he wrote Adventures of Captain Underpants, a wildly successful book series for kids seven to ten. Children learning to read work twice as hard if a Captain Underpants book waits for them on the bedside table. For sure, underwear has a fascination all its own.
Greenville, NC – Diabetics suffering from chronic wounds now have a new option for treatment. Pitt County Memorial Hospital's Wound Healing Center is using a new procedure incorporating oxygen therapy to bring relief to patients.
New Bern, NC – We continue our series North Carolina Voices: Diagnosing Health Care and look at the health concerns facing people of color. PRE Music Director Sefton Wiggs offers his top 10 classical CDs of 2007
New Bern, NC – We continue our series North Carolina Voices: Diagnosing Health Care and look at incorporating health care from other civilizations into western medicine. We'll hear a commentary from Chuck Twardy.
New Bern, NC – We continue our series Diagnosing Health Care and ask, where do you go for specialized health care when you have no insurance? We'll hear an interview with ARa Gregorian, the founder of the Chamber Music Festival of ENC.
New Bern, NC – We'll visit one of the state's community clinics as we continue our series North Carolina Voices: Diagnosing Health Care. Public Radio East Music Director Sefton Wiggs reviews Scandinavian music from Trio Midiaeval.
Beaufort, NC – Christmas is officially sooner rather than later, so if you typically wait to the last minute to handle your shopping, congratulations, this is your time. Commentator Joan Carris won't be joining you in your last-minute shopping frenzy, having found her gifts where the old and new live side-by-side as they should this time of year in perfect harmony.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - The roots group Polecat Creek recently released their third CD Ordinary Seasons, a mix of traditional sound and contemporary topics with plenty of input from the families of the group's front-women. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – A unit of Special Operations Marines has been activated at Camp Lejeune. We'll find out what it takes to join the ranks of MARSOC Marines. We'll hear the final report from Duke Marine Lab's Green Wave Environmental Seminar Series. And we'll ask just how literate are we when it comes to our health?
New Bern, NC – Research shows rates of depression are on the rise for Latino girls in North Carolina. We continue to look at problems facing North Carolina health care and research the role job loss plays. And PRE regular commentator, Marion Blackburn carefully welcomes the Holiday Season.
New Bern, NC – We continue to report on Duke Marine Lab's Green Wave Environmental Sustainability Seminar Series and take a look at oceanic conservation. Public Radio East's George Olsen has a conversation with North Carolina Singer/Songwriter Dmitri Resnik.
Special Ops Marine Corps Unit Recruits Rennaissance Men
Camp Lejeune – The concept of military special operations has been played out numerous times in books, movies, and on television. A new special operations unit based out of Camp Lejeune is putting its candidates through an intense recruitment and screening process in order to not only determine a Marine's physical ability, but mental ability as well.
Fort Macon, NC – A cannon was recently raised off of North Carolina's coast. It's believed to have belonged to Blackbeard's ship The Queen Anne's Revenge. PRE's Marion Blackburn was at the cannon raising and sent us this audio postcard.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - What does it take to make it as a musician in the big city? And once you've made it, what next? For one North Carolina blues guitarist & vocalist, what was next was coming home and making it all over again, and not just as a musician. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – We continue to follow Duke Marine Lab's Green Wave Environmental Sustainability Seminar Series with a look at wetland restoration. We'll find out how even in the current turbulent housing market, home ownership is an attainable dream. We'll also hear a commentary from Beaufort Children's Author Joan Carris.
Morehead City, NC – Vitamins and minerals are essential for proper function of the body, and the skin is no exception. Public Radio East freelance contributor Patricia Raskin recently spoke with licensed skin care therapist Michelle Fenske about how using minerals on the skin can maximize the effects of any skin care program.
New Bern, NC – We continue to follow Duke Marine Lab's Green Wave Environmental Seminar Series with a look at green business practices. We'll study North Carolina's health statistics and ask the question, "What makes a state healthy?" And we'll learn about the potential benefits of minerals in make-up and skin care products.