New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, Camp Lejeune marines are preparing for deployment to Afghanistan by learning the language and culture of the country. And, conversation with North Carolina based roots group Polecat Creek.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, some fear that a centurires old coastal dialect may be rapidly disappearing. And, a program for people with chronic diseases is saving millions of dollars and lives. Plus, converstation with North Carolina artist Jennifer Licko.
New Bern, NC – In 2009, state and federal funding for mental health and substance abuse was cut by 5000 million dollars. We visit the first in a series of town hall meetings seeking public input on the state of mental health care in North Carolina. And, a Raleigh vibraphonist celebrates Southern jazz with his latest CD. Plus, the latest Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to local fisherman about their protest of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and why they think it's hurting their livelihood. Plus, the latest Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, Camp Lejeune's 24th MEU and the Norfolk based Amphibious Ready Group is left Haiti after providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief. We'll find out how the more than 4,000 marines and sailors helped. And CROWNS is gearing up for a two week run in New Bern. Those stories and more, this week on the Down East Journal.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, a conversation with a New Bern doctor who will be traveling to Haiti. And, a 10K Run/Walk along the Washington waterfront seeks to raise awareness about the global problem of Polio. Plus, we go to the grand opening of the International Civil Rights Museum.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, about 4,000 Marines and Sailors from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune and the Amphibious Readiness Group from Norfolk, VA have arrived in Haiti. A feature on how they will provide humanitarian relief to earthquake victims. And, conversation with singer/songwriter Livingston Taylor. Plus, debate over changes in the state's mental health system continues.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, It's invasive species awareness week. We talk about how to identify and eradicate problem plants around your home. A recent book provides an overview of Civil Rights Memorials in the United States. And we go to the reunion of a soldier and his family as members of the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat team return from Iraq. And the latest Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on a fish kill that wiped out 50 million menhaden in the Neuse River, oyster reef restoration projects are underway in the Pamlico Sound, and a new wellness initiative aimed at making state employees healthier is receiving opposition, plus the Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, it's a show about the environment...we'll take a tour of a local landfill to see how waste is transformed into a "green" source of energy. Plus, a new study conducted by a team of researchers looks at the likelihood of wind farms off the North Carolina coast. And, a project is underway to clean up trash along the Adkin Branch stream in downtown Kinston. Plus, we look at how to go green with your garden, with the Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on efforts underway in the East to curtail the spread of H1N1 flu virus. A report on the lack of rules governing hog farmers, and gardening tips specifically for eastern North Carolina.
New Bern, NC – This week on the DEJ, a health clinic opens in Carteret County that focuses on children who don't have a doctor or health insurance. And, rebuilding the whale... the long process behind an eventual exhibit at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Year Round schools started back this week without a finalized state budget. A feature on challenges school administrators are facing. Also, commentary from Joan Carris.
New Bern, NC – On this weeks show, we visit a summer camp for children whose military parents are or will be deployed. An enormous alligator snapping turtle is the buzz at the beach, and Public Radio East commentator Joan Carris will release her paperback edition of "Welcome to the Bed & Biscuit" next month. George Olsen spoke with the author prior to the release of the hardback.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, state wildlife officials are concerned the introduction of a non-native species to the White Oak River may crowd out native stock. And, many eastern North Carolinian celebrate Independence Day with fireworks. A feature on what's legal, and how to do it safely.
New Bern, NC – Part two of our series looking at the state health plan. We'll look at what changes in the health plan aimed at state employees who smoke or are overweight. And North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan spoke with reporters about her recent trip to the Middle East. Those stories and more, this week.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, the North Carolina Symphony releases its first internationally available CD featuring a program of all-American music. And, four coastal counties are working to make sure children receive developmental screenings and referrals with regular checkups.
New Bern, NC – This week, how the Governor is urging businesses to take advantage of available federal stimulus money Beverly Perdue visited Lenoir County this week and PRE was there. Also, the debate continues over the proposed placement of an outlying landing field in northeastern part of the state.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, we talk with emergency service experts on the damage sustained during severe weather events. And an exhibit opens in Raleigh this week showcasing photographs of wooden work boats from down east North Carolina.