Down East Journal

Fridays, Noon - 12:30pm on both networks; Saturday at noon on The News and Ideas Network
Hosted By: Jared Brumbaugh

The Down East Journal is PRE's weekly news magazine program. Each week the program
features a variety of news, information, and feature stories with a focus on Eastern North Carolina.

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The Down East Journal
8:40 am
Tue January 7, 2014

The Down East Journal (01/10/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about a local community art project promoting creative awareness and leaving random acts of artistic kindness around town.  And, it’s the largest and most diverse group of Porsche automobiles ever on display in a U.S. art museum.  We speak to the North Carolina Museum of Art co-curator about the Porsche By Design exhibit.  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
8:59 am
Tue December 31, 2013

The Down East Journal (01/03/14)

  The Endangered Species Act is now 40 years old.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with an expert about how the ESA has helped animal populations like red wolves and red-cockaded woodpeckers make a comeback in eastern North Carolina.  Listen for 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
12:06 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

The Down East Journal (12/27/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, a Wilmington author explores a colonial era war in eastern North Carolina that allowed the state's western expansion.  Plus, new commentary from Joan Carris and the Garden Journal.  Listen for 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
12:34 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

The Down East Journal (12/20/13)

Onslow County will soon be home to a solar farm that will power more than 2,400 homes.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the scope of the project and tour the facility that is currently using landfill gas to create electricity. And, a nonprofit in New Bern breaks ground soon on an organic garden maintained by disabled and homeless veterans. Listen for 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
3:08 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

The Down East Journal (12/13/13)

  The long awaited widening of Highway 17 and bypass project around Pollocksville and Maysville is finally getting off the ground.  This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about the plan and how it will impact these small eastern North Carolina communities.  And, we continue our “Sweet Treat” series with a holiday favorite, the Yule Log.   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
11:58 am
Thu December 5, 2013

The Down East Journal (12/06/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on the Bonner Bridge closure.  Efforts are underway to repair the span.  In the meantime, emergency ferry routes have been activated to transport motorists across Oregon Inlet.  And, we explain how to make a traditional southern holiday favorite Pull Mints during our three week series “Sweet Treats.”  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
11:56 am
Thu December 5, 2013

The Down East Journal (12/06/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on the Bonner Bridge closure.  Efforts are underway to repair the span.  In the meantime, emergency ferry routes have been activated to transport motorists across Oregon Inlet.  And, we explain how to make a traditional southern holiday favorite Pull Mints during our three week series “Sweet Treats.”  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
9:02 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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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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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
11:13 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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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
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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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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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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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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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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The Down East Journal
10:05 am
Wed August 21, 2013

The Down East Journal (08/23/13)

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.  This week on the Down East Journal, we pull back the curtains on this rare and historic artifact.  Plus, 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
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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