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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ENC Features
11:04 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Statewide Initiative Aimed At Improving Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis Services

We speak with the State Director of Mental Health Dave Richard about a new initiative that seeks to improve mental health and substance abuse crisis services in North Carolina.

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ENC Features
10:59 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Community Service Benefits Jones County Middle School and Trenton

 We catch up with a six member team of young adults helping education efforts in Jones County.

A team of young men and women from around the country are helping to make Jones County and the town of Trenton a stronger community by helping out around the town and in a local school. The group is part of a national government organization called AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps that engages young adults ages 18 to 24 years old in team-based community service projects throughout the US.  Mikaela Murillo is part of a six member team called Delta 4

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The Down East Journal
9:02 am
Wed November 27, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/29/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with the State Director of Mental Health Dave Richard about a new initiative that seeks to improve mental health and substance abuse crisis services in North Carolina.  And, we catch up with a six member team of young adults helping education efforts in Jones County.  Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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ENC Features
2:28 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Tips from Chef Vivian Howard

Conversation with local restaurateur Vivian Howard about her favorite Thanksgiving dishes, tips for less stress in the kitchen, and the TV special “A CHEF’S LIFE in the works for next year’s holiday season.

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ENC Features
2:21 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Local Non Profits Prepare For Busy Thanksgiving

Credit Religious Community Services

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, local non profits are ramping up for a busy holiday season.  

For information on how to donate canned goods or non-perishable items, go to:

Religious Community Services http://www.rcsnewbern.com/

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina - Greenville Branch http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=branch_greenville

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The Down East Journal
1:27 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/22/13)

 This week on the Down East Journal, from the PBS show “A CHEF’S LIFE, we speak with local restaurateur Vivian Howard about her favorite Thanksgiving dishes, tips for less stress in the kitchen, and the TV special in the works for next year’s holiday season.  Also, the Garden Journal with tips on growing citrus in eastern North Carolina.  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
11:58 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Recent Uptick In Red Wolf Deaths

Credit "Coyote" Jerry Murray - photographer/USFWS "Red Wolf" Ryan Nordsven - photographer/USFWS.

It’s estimated that there are less than 100 red wolves in existence, and they roam a five county area in northeastern North Carolina.  Now, these small pockets are endangered further.  We explore the two most recent red wolf deaths in Washington County and the reward being offered for any information leading to an arrest.

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The Down East Journal
12:40 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/15/13)

It’s estimated that there are less than 100 red wolves in existence, and they roam a five county area in northeastern North Carolina.  Now, these small pockets are endangered further.  This week on the Down East Journal, we explore the two most recent red wolf deaths in Washington County and the reward being offered for any information leading to an arrest. 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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The Down East Journal
9:48 am
Tue November 5, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/08/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, a new non-profit in Carteret County seeks to help disabled veterans heal physically and emotionally by teaching them how to saltwater fly fish.  The first fly fishing trip at the coast is planned for November 16th.  And, conversation and music with one of the namesakes of the Asheville-based Americana trio Underhill Rose about their latest CD “Something Real.” 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
11:33 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Joshua Bell's Upcoming Performance at East Carolina University

On Sunday, November 10th, the "poet of the violin" Joshua Bell will perform at Wright Auditorium on the campus of East Carolina University at 8pm.  This week, Public Radio East's Finley Woolston spoke with him about the upcoming recital.

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ENC Features
11:31 am
Fri November 1, 2013

More Artifacts Recovered From Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge

Credit NC Dept of Cultural Resources

On Monday, the Department of Cultural Resources Underwater Archeology team performed their last dive of the season to recover artifacts from Blackbeard's flagship the Queen Anne's Revenge, and it was a huge success.  Five cannons and two large concretions were brought up from the bottom of the ocean floor, making it the largest one day recover of cannons so far.  Public Radio East's Mac McKee spoke with Director of the State Office of Underwater Archeology Steve Claggett about the dive.

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ENC Features
11:29 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Onslow County Residents Set to Vote on Bond Referendum on November 5th

Onslow County residents vote next week on a bond referendum to allocate 75 million dollars for security upgrades, major maintenance projects and the replacement of two schools built in the 1920’s.  

Next Tuesday, November 5th, voters in Onslow County will decide the fate of a bond referendum allocating 75 million dollars for the school system.  The money will be used for security upgrades, major maintenance projects and the replacement of two schools built in the 1920’s.  Associate Superintendent for Human Resources Barry Collins says the need for improvements is great.

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ENC Features
11:13 am
Wed October 30, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/01/13)

On the next Down East Journal, Onslow County residents vote next week on a bond referendum to allocate 75 million dollars for security upgrades, major maintenance projects and the replacement of two schools built in the 1920’s.  And, we speak with the “poet of the violin” Joshua Bell about his performance at East Carolina University next Sunday.   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
11:35 am
Fri October 25, 2013

NC Scientist Visits China To Study Toxic Green Slime

Credit Dr. Paerl, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences

The common blue green algae found on local waterways has bloomed into an unprecedented event in the Taihu basin.  We speak with North Carolina scientist Dr. Hans Paerl about his research trip to China and what we can do to prevent cyanobacteria from proliferating in eastern North Carolina.

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ENC Features
11:09 am
Fri October 25, 2013

NC Coastal Federation Receives Federal Grant For Coastal Project

This week, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Services awarded North Carolina, three other states and two Caribbean nations 8 million dollars for coastal projects.  The North Carolina Coastal Federation received $35,000 to work with fisherman to create new oyster reefs from recycled crab pots.  Public Radio East’s Mac McKee has this.

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The Down East Journal
1:47 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/25/13)

  The common blue green algae found on local waterways has bloomed into an unprecedented event in the Taihu basin.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with North Carolina scientist Dr. Hans Paerl about his research trip to China and what we can do to prevent “cyanobacteria” from proliferating in eastern North Carolina.   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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The Down East Journal
10:15 am
Tue October 22, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/18/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with the acting State Health Director Dr. Robin Cummings about the new, statewide telepsychiatry program starting in January, and how East Carolina University will be involved with the program.  And thirty years after the bombing of a military barracks in Beirut, we speak with a veteran organizing a ceremony in Jacksonville next week to remember the 240 Americans killed during the attack.

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The Down East Journal
10:09 am
Tue October 22, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/11/13)

After being vacant for two years, the iconic Turnage Theater will soon open its doors again for theater performances and live musical entertainment.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to the executive director of the Beaufort County Arts Council about the non-profits plans for the century old venue for the arts.  And, we explore how new telecommunication technology is helping diabetes patients living in rural areas connect with specialist at East Carolina University. 

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ENC Features
10:01 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Statewide Telepsychiatry Program Starts Next Year

Credit Photo by Richard Muldez - Provided by Albemarle Health

This week, we speak with acting State Health Director Dr. Robin Cummings about the new, statewide telepsychiatry program starting in January, and how East Carolina University will be involved with the program.

Last week, we heard an in-depth conversation about the future of telemedicine in eastern North Carolina and how new technology could be used to provide access to specialized healthcare for people living in rural  and underserved areas of the state, such as Bertie, Beaufort, Duplin, and Edgecombe.

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ENC Features
10:01 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Telemedicine Used to Treat Diabetes Patients in Rural ENC

Diabetes is a growing concern for North Carolinians, especially for people who live in the eastern part of the State where studies have shown diabetes cases are rampant.  East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine is looking to curb the obesity rate by offering people who live in rural areas access to health care specialists using new telemedicine methods. Today, Public Radio East’s Mac McKee talks to the Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Dr. Doyle Cummings about how the video conferencing technology works, and how it will be implemented in eastern North Carolina.

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