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.
New Bern, NC – As political unrest and violent conditions continue in Burma, many Burmese refugees are making their way to Eastern North Carolina to build new lives. PRE Music Director, Sefton Wiggs reviews a new classical release and we'll find out about upcoming arts and cultural events in the area.
New Bern, NC – We continue our series of reports on the Green Wave Environmental Seminal Series at the Duke Marine Lab. This week we learn about sustainable seafood. A health project in ENC is focusing on the high rates of heart disease among the African-American population. And we'll find out about arts and cultural events coming up in the area.
New Bern, NC – Do you ever wonder when you drop your kids off at school, if they're learning anything? According to a report released by the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, 46% of North Carolina's schools didn't meet expected growth outlined by the state accountability system last year. The problem may be linked to the growing rate of teacher absences.
State Officials and Residents Word to Re-populate the Eastern Oyster
New Bern, NC – The Eastern Oyster has always been an important part of ENC's culture and economy. But, oyster harvests have dropped dramatically in North Carolina. To reverse this trend, state organizations and ENC residents are working to restore oyster habitats.
New Bern, NC – The Eastern Oyster has always been an important part of ENC's culture and economy. But, oyster harvests have dropped dramatically in North Carolina. To reverse this trend, state organizations and ENC residents are working to restore oyster habitats in area waters. Music Director Sefton Wiggs reviews the newest release from the Emerson String Quartet.
New Bern, NC – A mediator who specializes in intractable situations discusses the possibilities for resolving the issue of the siting of an Outlying Landing Field in North Carolina and commentator Marion Blackburn's strong feelings aren't reserved solely for big issues like the environment.
New Bern, NC – Storm water is currently the largest source of pollution to coastal waters in North Carolina. The NC Division of WAter Quality began a series of public hearings on proposed changes to current storm water rules. We'll also hear a commentary from Beaufort children's book author, Joan Carris.
Down East Residents Prepare for Storm Water Hearings
Gloucester, NC – Storm water is currently the largest source of pollution to coastal waters in North Carolina. The NC Division of Water Quality is currently hosting a series of meetings outlining potential changes to current storm water rules. PRE's Megen George traveled to Gloucester recently to gauge how "Down Easters" felt about the proposed changes.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Mental health advocacy groups have started a Web site they hope will get North Carolina political candidates and voters talking about ways to improve the state's mental health system. The North Carolina Psychiatric Association, the st