The Down East Journal

The Down East Journal
11:12 am
Wed December 17, 2014

The Down East Journal (12/19/14)

East Carolina University broke ground on its sixth dental clinic this week, and two more are opening this winter.  This week on the Down East Journal, an overview of the clinics and how they’re improving access to oral healthcare in underserved areas of North Carolina.  And, we speak with Tryon Palace about their Saturday Christmas candlelight tour.  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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The Down East Journal
2:23 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

The Down East Journal (12/12/14)

Black bears are thriving in eastern North Carolina...20 thousand strong in the state.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to wildlife officials about where bears are plentiful and why they’re growing bigger in the eastern part of the state.  Plus, a historic weekend tour in Edenton celebrates the holidays by opening the Wessington House for the first time in six years.  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
1:02 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

The Down East Journal (12/05/14)

Some homes at North Topsail Beach are in trouble. Electricity, water and sewer have been disconnected at 20 structures due to erosion.  This week on the Down East Journal, details on how a project that starts next week could help slow the tide.  And, a free Christmas tour of the antebellum plantation Somerset Place happens Sunday.  We have a preview.  We spotlight eastern North Carolina, 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
12:19 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

The Down East Journal (11/28/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, the results are in from the latest wild turkey observation survey.  We speak with wildlife biologist Chris Kreh about the annual report and about North Carolina’s rebounding turkey population.  And, we highlight a free event commemorating the 92nd anniversary of the Great Fire of New Bern in 1922.  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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The Down East Journal
3:20 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

The Down East Journal (11/21/14)

We’re talking turkey on this week’s Down East Journal. We speak with the mayor of Turkey, North Carolina about the small Sampson County town and how it got its name.  And, a celebrated local chef shares a special holiday recipe for your Thanksgiving table.  Listen for 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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The Down East Journal
3:40 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

The Down East Journal (11/14/14)

This week, Fort Bragg soldiers were among 100 troops sent to West Africa for a humanitarian aid mission.  On the Down East Journal, we speak with Fort Bragg spokesperson Ben Abel about how the unit will help efforts to stem Ebola and precautions in place to protect the public upon their arrival back home. Listen for 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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The Down East Journal
9:17 am
Wed November 5, 2014

The Down East Journal (11/07/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we hear about the Governor’s plans to make the port in Morehead City more globally competitive by deepening the channel to 50 feet and developing underutilized properties, such as Radio Island.  And, the Triangle’s Red Clay Ramblers have a new CD that takes the band into the world of dance. 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
9:41 am
Mon November 3, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/31/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we visit a tarheel based theme park to witness new construction of what will be one of the tallest and fastest rollercoasters in the world.  We also spotlight the New River Player's local production of Dracula, and details on the current exhibit of small scale Dutch and Flemish paintings at the North Carolina Museum of Art. 

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The Down East Journal
11:32 am
Wed October 22, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/24/14)

The population of large sharks have dropped significantly since the 1980s, posing a serious concern for fisheries and ecosystem management.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak to Coastal Scientist Dr. Joel Fodrie about his award winning research and the impact the decline of large sharks is having off the coast of North Carolina.  And, the Twin River Quilters Guild is holding their BEE BY THE RIVER quilt show in New Bern next weekend.  Those stories and more 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
2:59 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/18/14)

Marines from across the country come to Camp Lejeune, one of only three sites in the nation, to receive counter improvised explosive device training.  This week on the Down East Journal, we take a trip to the Holly Ridge facility where 18 Georgia Liaison Team troops are preparing for deployment.  That story on the next Down East Journal, 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
10:57 am
Wed October 8, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/10/14)

The fishing industry is being asked to help collect abandoned fishing gear from Currituck Sound to Oregon Inlet.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the cleanup project.  And, hazardous waste collection events are planned in New Bern and Bayboro this Saturday.  Details on the next Down East Journal, 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
8:19 am
Thu October 2, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/03/14)

For two hundred years, rice was grown on large plantations in eastern North Carolina.  This week on the Down East Journal, we get the backstory on this lucrative crop and we hear from a farmer who’s continuing the tradition in Chatham County.  Plus, a new museum was dedicated on the northern Outer Banks last week.  We learn more about the Historic Jarvisburg Colored School on the next Down East Journal.  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
1:19 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

The Down East Journal (09/26/14)

  The North Carolina Department of Transportation is paving the way to develop bicycle and pedestrian paths across the state.   This week on the Down East Journal, more on the grant plan and how Emerald Isle’s  bike path is paying off 10 years later. Plus, we explain the bone marrow donation process – ahead of registration events set for next week at the Crystal Coast. 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
8:53 am
Wed September 17, 2014

The Down East Journal (09/19/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we hear an update from the Greenville non-profit Restore One as they break ground this Fall on the first shelter in the country for male victims of human trafficking.  And, we follow-up on the results from this summer’s use of new imaging technology by conservators working with artifacts recovered from the Beaufort Harbor wreck site of the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship the Queen Anne’s Revenge. 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
4:35 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

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Please include your name and where you live so that we can refer to you on air. 

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The Down East Journal
7:41 am
Thu September 11, 2014

The Down East Journal (09/12/14)

As sea turtle nesting season draws to a close, officials are noting a below average year. This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s Sea Turtle Biologist to find out why.  And, plans to replace the trees at the Beirut Memorial in Jacksonville are underway.  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
11:26 am
Wed August 27, 2014

The Down East Journal (08/29/14)

Pitt County is ranked number one as the most dangerous county in the state for vehicle accidents.  This week on the Down East Journal, we pinpoint some reasons Greenville drivers are most at risk.  And, as the flowers fade and harvest slows from your summer gardens, we speak with Onslow County Horticulture Agent Lisa Rayburn about saving seeds for next year’s bounty.  This and more, 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
8:23 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Down East Journal (08/22/14)

Big names in the jazz world will perform in downtown New Bern this Saturday.  On the Down East Journal this week, everything you need to know about the “Where Rivers Meet” Summer Jazz Festival.  And, we speak to a local scientist about sea level anomalies and their potential to shape the shoreline more than hurricanes.  Those stories and more, 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
11:40 am
Tue August 12, 2014

The Down East Journal (08/15/14)

Over the past 30 years, black bear populations in North Carolina have increased fivefold.   This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about new hunting policies in place to help stabilize their numbers.  And, the re-located 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse reopens to the public this weekend in Edenton. More on its history and the renovation process.  Listen for 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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The Down East Journal
12:38 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

The Down East Journal (08/08/14)

Taking advantage of summer, men are planting, growing, harvesting and canning crops at Caledonia Correctional Institution in Halifax County.  This week on the Down East Journal, we hear about the prison’s agriculture program.  And, it’s an audio postcard from band camp.  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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