The Down East Journal

The Down East Journal
9:24 am
Tue April 15, 2014

The Down East Journal (04/18/14)

  April is National Poetry Month and this week on the Down East Journal, a conversation with North Carolina’s poet laureate Joseph Bathanti.  And, in the final year of the 150th anniversary commemoration, more stops to the North Carolina Civil War Trails guide have been added.  We’ll talk about the most recent additions and local sites closer to home.  Those stories and more, on 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
2:53 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The Down East Journal (04/11/14)

  This week on the Down East Journal, State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes tells us about the future of drone technology in North Carolina and how drones could be used by law enforcement, in hurricane recovery and agriculture.  And, a former reporter for the Jacksonville Daily News steps into the world of crime fiction with book one in a series featuring a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent based at Camp Lejeune.  More on that story, 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
9:40 am
Thu April 3, 2014

The Down East Journal (04/05/14)

  This week on the Down East Journal, we highlight a non-profit in Greenville reaching out to veterans and disabled seniors who live at home.  This weekend, Rebuilding Together Pitt County holds a community outreach and home remodeling event in Greenville.  More on that story, 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
9:59 am
Mon March 31, 2014

The Down East Journal (03/28/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we focus on two East Carolina University breakthroughs.  One seeks to confirm Gulf War Illness through a blood test, and the other increases the intelligibility of speech for those with Parkinson's disease.  This week, we speak to experts about advancements in treating Gulf War illness and the device doing double duty for stutters and Parkinson's sufferers.

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The Down East Journal
8:44 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The Down East Journal (03/21/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, coastal scientists are hoping to deploy two buoys later this month to explore wind energy potential off the North Carolina coast.  The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

The Down East Journal
11:13 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Down East Journal (03/14/14)

Public Radio East is teaming up with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to repopulate the waters of eastern North Carolina with striped bass.  This week on the Down East Journal, we discuss the project and how it will promote a healthier fishery and create more opportunities for anglers.  Catch 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
12:42 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

The Down East Journal (03/07/14)

  This week on the Down East Journal, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune is using futuristic simulation technology to train students and give experienced physicians a place to refine their skills.  We speak with experts about the new simulation lab and explain how it works.  And, a living history program this weekend in Beaufort focuses on the signs that served as markers for the Underground Railroad.  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
11:08 am
Thu February 27, 2014

The Down East Journal (02/28/14)

Vitamin E may be a new therapy in slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with a Brody School of Medicine Physician about the new treatment and risks associated with consuming vitamin E in high doses.  And, Spring is just around the corner.  On the Garden Journal, the right and wrong way to prune shrubs and trees.  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
10:31 am
Wed February 19, 2014

The Down East Journal (02/21/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we remember the brave Montford Point Marines who faced segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.  And, conversation and music with Cabaret singer Deborah Boily about her upcoming benefit concert this weekend for the New Bern Civitan Club.  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
10:14 am
Thu February 13, 2014

The Down East Journal (02/14/14)

It's been an unusually active winter season with four snow storms so far.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with local meteorologists about the reason why we're experiencing an increase in winter weather and find out what impacts the snow could have on our homes and vehicles.  And, the doldrums of winter are a great time to start planning for your spring vegetable garden.  Anne Edwards has tips during the Garden Journal.  Hear the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations and Saturday and noon on News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
1:39 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

The Down East Journal (02/07/14)

Commercial fishing license fees are set to go up by 25 percent next month to fund the NC Division of Marine Fisheries' Observer Program. This week on the Down East Journal, we explain the program and explore how the fee increase may affect local commercial fisherman.  And, we remember a forgotten community in New Bern that served as the social and cultural center of African American life in the early 1800’s.  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
9:04 am
Tue February 4, 2014

The Down East Journal (01/31/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, a workshop on February 20th aims to connect K-12 teachers with local environmental scientists to help students learn coastal biology lessons.  We visit a 3rd grade class at the Tiller School in Beaufort where scientists are teaching students about coastal ecology and food chains.  And, the North Carolina Symphony will make a stop in New Bern next week where they will perform one of the most powerful pieces of music ever written, Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

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The Down East Journal
12:23 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

The Down East Journal (01/24/14)

  The bidding process to place a new high rise bridge linking Beaufort to Morehead City is underway.  Construction begins this Spring to replace the current Gallants Channel drawbridge.  This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about the project with the DOT and Beaufort Mayor Richard Stanley.  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
12:23 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

The Down East Journal (01/24/14)

  The bidding process to place a new high rise bridge linking Beaufort to Morehead City is underway.  Construction begins this Spring to replace the current Gallants Channel drawbridge.  This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about the project with the DOT and Beaufort Mayor Richard Stanley.  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
9:10 am
Wed January 15, 2014

The Down East Journal (01/17/14)

  This week on the Down East Journal, groups are at odds over the plan to relocate dredging material from Beaufort Inlet to Shackleford Banks.  Would the move impact tourism or help preserve Shackleford’s shoreline from erosion?  More on that story, 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
8:40 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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