New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, Rachel Carson was well-known for her life-long love of nature. This week on the Down East Journal, we cover an Earth Day cleanup project held at the Estuarine Research Reserve held in her honor. Plus, renovations to the Bodie island lighthouse continue though recent discoveries may delay its scheduled December reopening. All those stories and more, this week....
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, Home-based business is big business in the east...One eastern North Carolina city ranks third in the nation according to a recent census report. And, the last in our series on Democratic contenders seeking to unseat incumbent Sen. Richard Burr. Plus, the Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – In 2009, home insurance rates for coastal counties soared. This week, a group opposing that hike held a meeting in New Bern to discuss what could be done to balance the situation. The sun could be setting on a program that helps keep mental health patients out of the hospital. And, the state's first automated lottery machine comes online in Kinston. Those stories, plus the Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – This week on the Down East Journal, we tour a 24-hour facility aimed at keeping eastern North Carolinians safe in severe weather. We bring you the first in a 3-part series profiling the top Democratic contenders seeking to unseat incumbent Sen. Richard Burr this fall. And, the latest Garden Journal.
New Bern, NC – An eastern North Carolina county is ranked number one in the state for per-capita recycling. We'll talk about Earth Day events and recycling efforts in the east. Plus, an illness which has killed around one million bats primarily in the northeastern United States since it was first discovered in 2006 will likely be found soon in ENC. And, new commentary and the Garden Journal.
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.