The Down East Journal

The Down East Journal
11:12 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The Down East Journal (07/25/14)

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is allowing offshore energy exploration to take place along the East Coast, using controversial seismic air guns to find gas and oil deposits.  This week on the Down East Journal, a feature about the surveys and the safeguards in place to mitigate impacts to marine life.  And, sought after background vocalist Lisa Fischer talks with us about her career and her Saturday night performance at the North Carolina Museum of Art.  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
1:32 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

The Down East Journal (07/18/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about how upgrading highway 70 could bring economic prosperity to eastern North Carolina.  And, everything you need to know about the new CD “Traditional Duets” by Raleigh’s Lynda Dawson and Greenville’s Pattie Hopkins can be found in its title.  Hear 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
9:06 am
Thu July 10, 2014

The Down East Journal (07/11/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, a living history program in Bath explores the infamous pirate Blackbeard and his ties to the town.  Plus, music and conversation with a member of the North Carolina based bluegrass/Americana band “The Outliers” ahead of their weekend performance at Turnage Theater. And, we debut the new Down East Journal theme and talk to its creator.  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
3:09 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

The Down East Journal (07/04/14)

  A program that saved the red wolf from extinction could come to an end.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official about the experimental Red Wolf Recovery Program and the review that will determine its effectiveness.  And, the summer concert series “Swanfest” continues at the coast this Sunday with a special Independence Day weekend offering.  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
12:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

The Down East Journal (06/27/14)

 The largest solar farm east of the Mississippi will break ground soon in northeastern North Carolina.  This week on the Down East Journal, we explore the Capital Partners Solar Project, which will provide power to universities in Washington DC.  And, the statewide Juneteenth tour, showcasing North Carolina’s copy of the 13th amendment takes place at Tryon Palace this Saturday.  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
12:01 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

The Down East Journal (06/20/14)

  This week, Public Radio East collaborates with students at East Carolina University’s School of Music to change the way Down East Journal sounds.  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
1:01 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

The Down East Journal (06/13/14)

This week, the 56th Annual Big Rock Tournament is in full swing in Morehead City.  On the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about how the event got started and how it “reels” in both tourism dollars and money for local charities.  And, D.E.J. spotlights an eastern North Carolina organization introducing young people to theater arts. The Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
2:19 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

The Down East Journal (06/06/14)

Access to locally caught seafood is a hallmark of the coastal region, but it's getting harder to find.  This week on the Down East Journal, why North Carolina's commercial fishing harvest is experiencing a decline.  And, bears are seen in increasing numbers this time of year; in yards, in trees and even swimming across the Neuse River.  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
12:50 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

The Down East Journal (05/30/14)

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week.  On the Down East Journal, we talk to local emergency management officials about how they’re preparing ahead of the official start of hurricane season.  And, the 15th Annual Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival is next weekend.  We speak to one of the original founders about the celebration of art, culture and heritage.  Don’t miss 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
9:49 am
Tue May 27, 2014

The Down East Journal (05/23/14)

Even though tobacco remains the number one cash crop in North Carolina, there’s been a significant decrease in the amount of farmers growing tobacco in the past decade.   This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll explore the future of the state’s tobacco industry.  And, The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office takes a proactive step in response to rising numbers of incidents involving heroin and other opioids.  Those stories and more, this week 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
12:29 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

The Down East Journal (05/16/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, a local non-profit in Greenville is using horses to treat people with physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities.  And, the latest attempt to survey the Neuse River for remnants of the Civil War ironclad CSS Neuse was scuttled this week. What archeologists hope to find when they FINALLY get on the water.  Those stories and more, this week 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
5:55 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

The Down East Journal (05/09/14)

  This week, local researchers embarked on a 10-day mission off the coast of North Carolina to map the ocean floor.  The new data may reveal areas where offshore wind energy development could occur with minimal impacts to sensitive fish habitats and ocean resources.  We’ll have more on the research project, this week 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
3:34 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

The Down East Journal (05/02/14)

Hundreds of people are displaced after their homes were damaged or destroyed during last week's tornadoes.  This week on the Down East Journal, an in-depth review of the storm that impacted eastern North Carolina and the efforts underway to help residents recover.  And despite a cold winter, experts are predicting a bumper crop of strawberries this season.  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
12:43 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

The Down East Journal (04/25/14)

  Protecting shorelines with natural, vegetative barriers is not only better for the ecosystem, it’s a more effective means of slowing shoreline erosion.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak to a local researcher about her work with “living shorelines.”  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
9:24 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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