High blood pressure affects nearly a third of the U.S. population and in eastern North Carolina that number is higher. This week on the Down East Journal, how new research carried out in part at ECU in Greenville sheds new light on the ideal blood pressure for heart and kidney health. And, New Bern High was selected as one of four schools in the state to participate in a solar panel pilot program. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.