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
5:45 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Impact of the Government Shutdown on Military Bases in ENC

For the first time in 17 years, the federal government has shutdown.  And, as a result, National Forests across the country are closed, workers are furloughed, and government benefit programs that help needy families are being shuttered. Public Radio East’s Jared Brumbaugh reports on the impact of the government shutdown on military bases in eastern North Carolina.

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ENC Features
12:06 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

"Kitchens of New Bern Tour" This Weekend

We speak with Mary Ester Baker, the Regional Development Officer for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina about this weekend's "Kitchens of New Bern" fundraiser tour and about the non-profit's effort to feed hungry people in our area.

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ENC Features
11:56 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Ferry Crew Honored for Saving Their Captain's Life

Credit NC Ferry Division

We speak with crew members of the motor vessel Croatoan who received an honorary award for saving their captain’s life when he unexpectedly collapsed while the voyage was underway.

For more information on how to respond if you find yourself in an emergency situation, go to: http://emergency.cdc.gov/

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ENC Features
12:03 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

New Non-Invasive Depression Treatment Avaliable in ENC

This week, we speak with an East Carolina University psychiatrist about a new, non-invasive treatment being used for people living with depression. 

Depression… it’s difficult to treat.  An estimated one in 10 adults in the United States suffers from depression, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

“It’s a very common disorder and a very serious disorder that has significant disabling features associated with it.”

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The Down East Journal
11:58 am
Tue September 24, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/27/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with crew members of the motor vessel Croatoan who received an honorary award for saving their captain’s life when he unexpectedly collapsed while the voyage was underway.  And, tips for growing bamboo in your backyard.  The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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ENC Features
2:33 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Substance Abuse Prevention Event in New Bern

The non-profit Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse and Prevention was formed in 2007 after a United Way survey of community leaders in 2006 revealed the most important health issues in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico revolved around substance abuse.  Onslow County later joined the initiative because of their high number of alcohol related car crashes.  Programs from this non-profit seek to curb substance abuse and are ongoing.  Today, Mac Mckee talks to Shirin Scotten with the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse and Prevention about the organization, its goals and a public education

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The Down East Journal
12:46 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/20/13)

  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with an East Carolina University psychiatrist about a new, non-invasive treatment being used for people living with depression.  And, New Bern author Nicholas Sparks hopes this week’s release of “The Longest Ride” will become this tenth number one New York Times best seller.  Plus, we talk about the mission of the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse and Prevention and their public education event set for Monday, Sept. 23rd.

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ENC Features
10:04 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Coastal Scientists Seeking To Change Oyster Regulations

Credit UNC Institute of Marine Sciences

We speak to an eastern North Carolina based scientist who is part of a research project aimed at changing federal regulations surrounding the harvest of oysters in our state.

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ENC Features
9:50 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Cycling For The Coast Fundraiser

Credit Photo by Christy Sutton Rouse

As we head into a cooler weekend, cyclists of all stamina levels are hoping the great weather holds out for the 2013 Cycling for the Coast fundraiser. Public Radio East is a proud media sponsor for the North Carolina Coastal Federation's latest fundraiser.  Today, Public Radio East's Mac McKee speaks with Federation spokesperson Sarah Phillips about the many ways you can take part in helping promote education and issues important to eastern North Carolina's delicate coastal habitat.

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The Down East Journal
12:33 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/13/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we speak to an eastern North Carolina based scientist who is part of a research project aimed at changing federal regulations surrounding the harvest of oysters in our state. And, a new state park in Cumberland County opened this week on land that used to be owned by a member of the Rockefeller family.  We talk to the park superintendent about the park’s history and how it will be used.  Those stories and more, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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ENC Features
9:49 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Kinston Bypass' Impact on Historic Battlefield

We hear the latest on the Highway 70 bypass project in Kinston and how it might impact a historic battleground site.

Officials are now in the process of deciding the best way to facilitate construction of a new bypass on Highway 70 in Lenoir County with the least amount of impact to a historic Civil War battleground site.  Lenoir County Commissioner J. Mac Daughtry is also chairman of the Lenoir County Transportation Committee.  He says the highway project is intended to make travel to the coast quicker, and transport of goods across the state easier.

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ENC Features
10:12 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Lionfish Workshops Across the Carolinas

Credit REEF.org

  This week, fisherman and divers in the Carolinas are learning about the invasion of lionfish and how to deal with them. The environmental non-profit REEF is holding free classes to teach people about lionfish collecting and handling, lionfish biology, and ecological impacts.  I spoke with communications and affiliate program manager Keri Kanning about the workshop and about how lionfish came to be a problem for North Carolina's native fish population.

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ENC Features
10:05 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Upcoming Carolina Chamber Music Festival in New Bern

Public Radio East is a media sponsor for the 11th Annual Chamber Music Festival in New Bern next week.  Classical Music Host Finley Woolston spoke with festival organizer and Greenville native Jennifer Lucht about the event.

For more information, go to http://carolinachambermusic.org/

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The Down East Journal
11:25 am
Tue September 3, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/06/13)

  This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on the Highway 70 bypass project in Kinston and how it might impact a historic battleground site.  Plus, its muscadine grape time in eastern North Carolina.  Learn how you can grow this native fruit in your own backyard during the Garden Journal.   And, new music drawn from the old-time tradition out of Carrboro from the duo Mandolin Orange and their latest CD.  Listen for those stories and more, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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ENC Features
10:39 am
Wed August 28, 2013

A Wilmington Theater Houses Oldest Known Stage Curtain in the U.S.

Backdrops and props for theater productions are normally temporary and change frequently.  But a 155 year-old hand painted curtain at Thalian Hall in Wilmington has survived – and is thought to be the oldest stage curtain in the United States.

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ENC Features
10:30 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Armadillos Expand Into Southeastern North Carolina

Credit Jay Butfiloski / Armadillo Webb Center

We talk to an expert about armadillos and why they’re populations are spreading into southeastern North Carolina.

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The Down East Journal
9:31 am
Wed August 28, 2013

The Down East Journal (08/30/13)

  The weather is getting cooler, and the days are shorter- signs that Fall is just around the corner.  This week on the Down East Journal, we say farewell to the warm weather season with a look back at some of the best features from summer 2013.  The Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas

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ENC Features
11:18 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Riding In The Back of Pickup Trucks

Summer time and the living is easy, but think twice if you’re tempted to re-live one of the joys of your youth riding in the back of a pickup truck.  We examine a recent fatality in our state that reminds us of the danger involved in what used to be a common sight on eastern North Carolina roadways. 

Riding in the back of a pickup truck can conjure up memories from childhood…

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The Down East Journal
4:07 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

The Down East Journal (08/16/13)

  Summer time and the living is easy, but think twice if you’re tempted to re-live one of the joys of your youth riding in the back of a pickup truck.  This week on the Down East Journal, we examine a recent fatality in our state that reminds us of the danger involved in what used to be a common sight on eastern North Carolina roadways.  Also, it’s already time to start working on your fall vegetable garden.   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
10:48 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Cape Lookout Reviewing Bids for Passenger Ferry Service

In less than a month, Cape Lookout National Seashore is expected to announce the winning bid for a contract to be the sole operator for passenger ferry service to the park.  We explore the ramifications of that plan and talk to the Park Superintendent about how the new ferry service would be implemented. 

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