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ECU study indicates exercise and study can go together

New Bern, NC – INTRO - A study conducted by ECU indicates a two-fold benefit to exercise periods for students. George Olsen has more.

New Bern, NC – Over 40 years after President Johnson first defined a federal policy of affirmative action, support for race based preferences may be waning. North Carolina's orininal copy of the Bill of Rights is touring the state, and regular commentator Joan Carris's love of the printed word is put through its paces.

New Bern, NC – Recent statistics show cardio vascular disease is the number one killer of women 25 and older, however only 13 percent of women view heart disease as a threat. We continue our series, North Carolina Voices: Considering College and look at the increasing numbers of working age adults returning to college.

New Bern, NC – The placement of a Naval Outlying Landing Field in Eastern North Carolina is one of the most contentious issues facing the area in years. Despite heated opposition by area residents and environmental groups, the Navy maintains a site in Beaufort and Washington Counties located 5 miles from a wildlife refuge is the preferred site for the OLF, and plans to present this finding in a series of six public hearings. Megen George has the report for Public Radio East...

OLF opponents prepare for public hearings

New Bern, NC – We continue our series North Carolina Voices: Considering College with a story of the struggles facing young Latinos. We'll meet a Camp Lejeune translator who recently ran a marathon in Antarctica. Public Radio East Music Director Sefton Wiggs offers his review of Cherubini's Requiem and we'll find out what's going on in ENC during our weekly arts calendar.

New Bern, NC – You may expect to find pockets of gang violence in the state's more urban areas, but gang activity is also happening right here in Eastern North Carolina. Last week the State Department of Insurance announced a statewide increase of insurance rates and residents along the coast could be the most affected. Those stories and more on The Down East Journal.

New Bern, NC – Although weather in North Carolina is slowly moving into the milder temperatures we're accustomed to, Public Radio East regular commentator Marion Blackburn found herself contemplating Eastern North Carolina's interest and awe at that rare form of precipitation snow.

New Bern, NC – Although weather in North Carolina is slowly moving into the milder temperatures we're accustomed to, Public Radio East regular commentator Marion Blackburn found herself contemplating Eastern North Carolina's interest and awe at that rare form of precipitation snow.

New Bern, NC – Recent statistics show that heart disease is the number one killer of women over age 25. One in 2-point-6 women will die of cardiovascular disease compared with one in 30 from breast cancer. However only 13 percent of women view cardiovascular disease as a threat. Public Radio East's Megen George recently spoke with Valerie Gatlin, a nurse manager at Pitt County Memorial Hospital with 18 years of experience in cardiac surgery.

New Bern, NC – Americans are among the most overweight people in the nation. Many people who reach dangerous levels of obesity turn to weight loss surgeries, such as gastric bypass. Pitt County Memorial Hospital and The Brody School of Medicine is now offering an alternative to gastric bypass surgery laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, or LAP-BAND surgery. Public Radio East's Megen George recently spoke with Dr. William Chapman, chief of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at PCMH.

New Bern, NC – Many of us have already finalized our list of New Year's resolutions Public Radio East Regular Commentator Marion Blackburn has as well. However, her list isn't typical. It involves a little home improvement of the rodent kind.

New Bern, NC – The holiday season is here and although some people seem to have no problem dealing with the stresses that come along with this time of year, regular Commentator Marion Blackburn finds herself on the other end of the spectrum.

New Bern, NC – Luigi Cherubini's Requiem in C Minor is a seldom played piece of music. However, Conductor Martin Pearlman and Boston Baroque have taken up the task, and Public Radio East Music Director Sefton Wiggs is pleased with the outcome.

New Bern, NC – At one time or another we've all heeded the old advice to avoid discussing politics or religion in mixed company. However, regular commentator Marion Blackburn has one more topic to add to that list.

New Bern, NC – Wayne County recently experienced gang related violence in the form of a drive by shooting. In an effort to combat the emerging gang presence, the Wayne County Sheriff's office has formed a gang task force, which will focus on gang suppression and providing awareness to schools and the community. Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy Matt Miller is a member of the gang task force. Megen George recently spoke with Miller and has this

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FerryMon surveys the health of coastal waters

New Bern, NC – INTRO - The state's ferry system takes you where the road doesn't go to Ocracoke Island, perhaps, or from there to Cape Hatteras. The state ferry system is also the primary vehicle to provide scientists with information about the same waters the ferries ply. George Olsen has more.

After a series of hurricanes in 1999 and 2000, information about their effects on coastal waters was in demand and scarce.

New Bern, NC – This is The Down East Journal. Coming up this week's show... New exhibits and renovations at the Cape Lookout Light House highlight the heritage of Cape Lookout National Seashore and Portsmouth Island.

New Bern, NC – Coming up this week's show, you may expect to find pockets of gang violence in the state's more urban areas,but gang activity is also happening right here in Eastern North Carolina.

New Bern, NC – Coming up on this week's show... At one time, the AIDS virus was considered a disease of epidemic proportions, now 20 years later the virus has become manageable, however, North Carolina is seeing an increase in diagnoses. And we'll find out what else is giong on in the area during our weekly arts calendar.

New Bern, NC – Coming up on this week's show... A recent study from UNC-Chapel Hill looks at the low rates of flu immunization in the U-S and what can be done. We'll talk with the founders of an Eastern North Carolina Organization that raises awareness about Parkinson's Disease, and we'll find out what's going on in the area during our weekly arts calendar.

New Bern, NC – Ernesto blew through ENC leaving severe flooding in some area counties. We discuss the aftermath of Ernesto and hear from local residents who experienced the storm first hand.

New Bern, NC – On this week's show we discuss the Housing Bubble. Is it affecting ENC? Regular Commentator Marion Blackburn weighs in on Christmas Gift Giving, 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.... 2006 brought several stories of towns and communities in ENC who are walking the fine line between maintaining their heritage while capitalizing on the economic benefits of commercial and residential development. It's likely that 2007 will be no different. 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 speak with the directorn of the state ferry divison and will find out what's going on in ENC during our weekly arts calendar.

Morehead City, NC – Parkinson disease is a brain disorder currently affecting 1.5 million Americans. Andy Anderson is a Carteret County author and artist and living with Parkinson's disease. Anderson is also the Executive Director of Potters for Parkinsons, which raises awareness for those living with the disease. Public Radio East Free-lance reporter Patricia Raskin speaks with Andy Anderson and his wife Marlene to discuss why founded the group.

UNC-CH study examines low flu vaccination rates

New Bern, NC – INTRO - The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 36,000 Americans die each year from flu-related symptoms. It's a number which undoubtedly would come down with better targeting of flu vaccine to at-risk groups. But a UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health study indicates the first hurdle in achieving that is alerting those at high-risk that they are in fact at high-risk. George Olsen has more.

New Bern, NC – Over 20 years ago, the AIDS virus was first discovered in the United States. Since then, AIDS diagnoses have gone from epidemic proportions, to being considered a manageable disease. However, that doesn't mean the virus isn't dangerous. Although the overall amount of diagnoses per year has leveled off the AIDS virus is increasing among minority populations both in urban areas and right here in Eastern North Carolina. Megen George reports

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