New Bern, NC – From the culture to the environment, the Neuse River plays a vital role in eastern North Carolina. It flows 250 miles from the Piedmont to Pamlico Sound and provides drinking water to 400,000 Raleigh-area residents. Nevertheless, a recent report ranked the Neuse as one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the nation. Ashia Majors has this story.
New Bern, NC – Over the past few years there have been considerable changes to the Medicare benefits program. One of those is the development of Medicare Advantage plans. We'll take a closer look at how the plans are shaping up. We'll also hear a commentary from Marion Blackburn, and take an in depth look into the state's drought conditions.
New Bern, NC – A recent study conducted by the National Audubon Society shows a decline in common bird species numbers in North Carolina. Several Pitt County organizations are collaborating to offer free AIDS testing, and we'll hear a music review from PRE's Sefton Wiggs.
New Bern, NC – The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research recently conducted a study looking at the success rate of charter schools in the state. Over all their findings showed many of the schools didn't make the grade. Megen George has this report...
Atlantic, NC – Over the course of the Summer Public Radio East is traveling up and down the North Carolina coast taking you to coastal towns and fishing villages faced with the task of capitalizing on development while still maintaining their cultural identity. This month we travel Down East where residents are at odds with county commissioners over increasing development.
New Bern, NC – This week on The Down East Journal we continue our series of stories looking at small fishing villages and coastal communities that are dealing with increasing residential and commercial development. This month we travel Down East. We'll also find out what's going on in ENC during the Weekly Arts Calendar.
Audubon cites decline in numbers of common bird species
New Bern, NC – INTRO - A study released earlier this month by the National Audubon Society reveals a 54% decline in numbers of twenty common bird species in the United States over the past 40 years. That decline is affecting birds in North Carolina as well. George Olsen has more.
N-C Hunger Forum seeks 50% reduction in hunger rate
New Bern, NC – INTRO - In 1996 the World Food Summit Declaration from the Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was issued, declaring a goal of cutting worldwide hunger in half by 2015. There's a similar goal in North Carolina, as the North Carolina Hunger Forum recently held public forums to work toward cutting hunger in the state by 50 per cent by 2015 as well. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – Coming up on this week's show, we'll get a glimpse into a program that puts teens on the straight and narrow using a courtroom of their peers. There will also be details surrounding the high stroke rate in Lenoir County and we'll find out what's going on in ENC during our weekly arts calendar.
New Bern, NC – Coming up on this week's show... we'll look at trends in the current legislature. Public Radio East Commentator Marion Blackburn travels to Paris, and we'll find out what's going on in ENC during the weekly arts calendar.
New Bern, NC – The current North Carolina legislative session is in its waning months, but before budgets are finalized and last minute bills are approved, the NC Center for Public Policy Research has released the latest trends in the current legislature. Megen George has this report...
New Bern, NC – Coming up on this week's show, ENC residents, professors and nutritionists weigh in on how television and advertising influence women's perceptions of themselves. PRE Music Director Sefton Wiggs has a new music review, Regular Commentator Joan Carris welcomes Spring, and we'll find out what's going on in ENC during our weekly arts calendar.
New Bern, NC – Coming up on this week's show, ECU's Laupus Library is hosting an exhibit looking at the history of women in medicine. A series of lectures is also planned in conjunction with the event. One of which focused on how gender changed the history of medicine. We'll hear a commentary from Wilmington author Nan Graham, and we'll find out what's going on in ENC during our weekly arts calendar.
New Bern, NC – Coming up on this week's show, it's up to teachers to inspire students, but where do teachers go for inspiration? PRE Commentator Chuck Twardy remembers the late Kurt Vonnegut, and we'll find out what's going on in ENC during our weekly arts calendar.
Ocracoke, NC – North Carolina teachers give their all when it comes to educating our children, but who teaches the teachers and rekindles their creativity and inspiration? PRE's Barbara Blake talks to Alton Ballance of Ocracoke Island about a new campus for public school teachers.
Greenville, NC – During the month of May, the Laupus Library at East Carolina University's Health Sciences Building is hosting an exhibit looking at the history of women in medicine. As part of the exhibit the library is also hosting a series of speakers. The first in this series was Dr. Regina Morantz-Sanchez who discussed how gender changed the history of medicine. Public Radio East's Megen George has the story.
Oriental, NC – Eastern North Carolina is growing and changing. Many waterfront communities look quite different compared with just 5 or 10 years ago. Over the course of the summer Public Radio East will take you to towns up and down the inner banks that are faced with increasing residential and commercial development. Our first stop is Oriental, the sailing capital of North Carolina.