Jared Brumbaugh

Jared Brumbaugh joined the PRE staff in May of 2006.  He currently the  full time reporter and  producer for Down East Journal.  His news spots and feature stories can also be heard during Morning Edition.   

A New Bern native, Jared graduated from Craven Community College with an Electronics Engineering degree.  When not at the station, he enjoys playing drums, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and hockey.  

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The Down East Journal
9:24 am
Tue April 15, 2014

The Down East Journal (04/18/14)

  April is National Poetry Month and this week on the Down East Journal, a conversation with North Carolina’s poet laureate Joseph Bathanti.  And, in the final year of the 150th anniversary commemoration, more stops to the North Carolina Civil War Trails guide have been added.  We’ll talk about the most recent additions and local sites closer to home.  Those stories and more, on the 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
12:39 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Update On Statewide Telepsychiatry Program

Credit Photo by Richard Muldez - Provided by Albemarle Health

Twenty eight counties across the state do not have a psychiatrist, leaving many to seek treatment in local hospital emergency rooms.  But the Statewide Telepsychiatry program, which started in January, is designed to address a shortage of psychologists, especially in rural areas.  The program is helping patients get the help they need using video and audio streaming videoconferencing technology similar to Skype or Facetime.     East Carolina University’s E-Behavioral Health Telepsychiatry Center is providing the consultations and so far, the program is showing positive results.  A recent st

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ENC Features
12:34 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Future Of Drones In North Carolina

Credit NextGen Air Transportation Center

State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes tells us about the future of drone technology in North Carolina and how drones could be used by law enforcement, in hurricane recovery and agriculture.

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The Down East Journal
2:53 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The Down East Journal (04/11/14)

  This week on the Down East Journal, State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes tells us about the future of drone technology in North Carolina and how drones could be used by law enforcement, in hurricane recovery and agriculture.  And, a former reporter for the Jacksonville Daily News steps into the world of crime fiction with book one in a series featuring a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent based at Camp Lejeune.  More on that story, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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ENC Regional News
1:39 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Eight Homes Damaged In Beaufort County EF2 Tornado

Officials from the National Weather Service are surveying damage today in Beaufort and Hyde counties to determine the strength of yesterday’s tornado that severely damaged eight homes and hospitalized five people.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

The hardest hit of yesterday’s storm, around the town of Belhaven on Beech Ridge Road. John Pack is Director of Beaufort County Emergency Services. 

“we think there were the possibly of two tornadoes.  One may have not touched the ground, the other one definitely did.”

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ENC Features
11:37 am
Mon April 7, 2014

NOAA Beaufort Lab Faces Possible Closure

The NOAA Lab in Beaufort is involved with collecting and analyzing data on marine mammal species, assessing fish stocks, and working to understand the Atlantic ecosystem.

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ENC Features
11:25 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Down East Walk To Defeat ALS

A groundbreaking study into what may cause ALS was recently released by a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Maddison.  According to ScienceDaily.com, scientists pinpointed an error in protein formation that could be the root of ALS.  Commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig Disease, ALS is a progressive degenerative disease  that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.  Raising funds for ongoing research is part of the reason for next weekend's Down East Walk to Defeat ALS in Greenville.  The non-profit Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter hopes to educate the public with the event

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ENC Features
11:01 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Drained Wetlands in Hoffman Forest

Two federal agencies are investigating whether managers at North Carolina State University’s 79,000 acre forest in Jones and Onslow Counties illegally drained wetlands.  Jared Brumbaugh reports.

It’s estimated that 6,700 acres of the wetlands in Hoffman Forest were impacted.  Project Manager for the US Army Corp of Engineers Wilmington Regulatory Field Office Mickey Sugg says it appears excavating equipment was used to create ditches for water to exit the property.

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The Down East Journal
9:40 am
Thu April 3, 2014

The Down East Journal (04/05/14)

  This week on the Down East Journal, we highlight a non-profit in Greenville reaching out to veterans and disabled seniors who live at home.  This weekend, Rebuilding Together Pitt County holds a community outreach and home remodeling event in Greenville.  More on that story, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
9:59 am
Mon March 31, 2014

The Down East Journal (03/28/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we focus on two East Carolina University breakthroughs.  One seeks to confirm Gulf War Illness through a blood test, and the other increases the intelligibility of speech for those with Parkinson's disease.  This week, we speak to experts about advancements in treating Gulf War illness and the device doing double duty for stutters and Parkinson's sufferers.

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ENC Features
9:55 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Speech Easy Technology Beneficial For People With Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a challenge for medical specialists and it can be frightening for the Parkinson's patient.  But a device called the Speech Easy, developed at East Carolina University, is making it easier for them to communicate more clearly. The device uses an auditory delay and a change in pitch that has been shown to increase the intelligibility of speech for people who stutter. But the technology has also shown benefits for people with Parkinson's disease.  Mac McKee has more.

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ENC Features
9:42 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Beneath The Waves Film Festival

Credit UNC Institute of Marine Sciences

On April 5th, the Beneath The Waves Film Festival takes place at the coast.  The festival includes a variety of films highlighting coastal issues, a panel discussion with local scientists, and booths showcasing marine science that happens in Carteret County.

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The Down East Journal
8:44 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The Down East Journal (03/21/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, coastal scientists are hoping to deploy two buoys later this month to explore wind energy potential off the North Carolina coast.  The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

ENC Features
11:51 am
Fri March 21, 2014

NC Scientists Study Offshore Wind Energy Potential

Credit UNC Institute of Marine Sciences

Coastal scientists are hoping to deploy two buoys in April to explore wind energy potential off the coast of North Carolina.  

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ENC Features
10:40 am
Mon March 17, 2014

PRE Helps Rejuvenate The Striped Bass Fishery in Eastern North Carolina Waters

Credit NOAA - FishWatch http://www.fishwatch.gov/

Public Radio East is teaming up with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to repopulate the waters of eastern North Carolina with striped bass.  This week on the Down East Journal, we discuss the project and how it will promote a healthier fishery and create more opportunities for anglers.

Striped bass is one of the most popular saltwater game fish on the East Coast.  Stripers spend most of their time in the ocean, but each year in the spring, they make a journey upstream to spawn.  And that’s when local anglers flock to the Neuse and Tar Rivers to test their luck.

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The Down East Journal
11:13 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Down East Journal (03/14/14)

Public Radio East is teaming up with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to repopulate the waters of eastern North Carolina with striped bass.  This week on the Down East Journal, we discuss the project and how it will promote a healthier fishery and create more opportunities for anglers.  Catch the 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
10:31 am
Mon March 10, 2014

New High Tech Training Lab at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune

Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune is using futuristic simulation technology to train corpsman and give experienced physicians a place to refine their skills.  We speak with experts about the new simulation lab and explain how it works.

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ENC Features
10:12 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Remembering the Montford Point Marines

Credit Montford Point Marine Association http://www.montfordpointmarines.com

We remember the brave Montford Point Marines who faced segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.

Today, we honor the Montford Point Marines who were the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corp.  They overcame discrimination and segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.  Wilmington resident Norman Preston is a hero, and World War II veteran.   At 91 years old, he is among our country’s first black Marines.

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The Down East Journal
12:42 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

The Down East Journal (03/07/14)

  This week on the Down East Journal, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune is using futuristic simulation technology to train students and give experienced physicians a place to refine their skills.  We speak with experts about the new simulation lab and explain how it works.  And, a living history program this weekend in Beaufort focuses on the signs that served as markers for the Underground Railroad.  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
10:02 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Vitamin E May Be Effective Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

There's no cure and there's no effective treatment for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  But a recent study is offering a promising new method of slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's.  The Department of Veteran's Affairs sponsored the study, which involved more than 600 veterans who were given high doses of vitamin E.  According to the Associated Press, this is the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.   Dr.

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