New Bern, NC – Diabetes is among the top ten causes of death among ENC residents, and diagnoses of diabetes are on the rise among certain ethnic groups. Also, making the transition from the military to the job market; the numbers of veterans looking for jobs in NC is growing.
New Bern, NC – The presidential election is around the corner, but are the nominees making the most of every voter demographic? The debate continues over global warming. And more ENC communities are becoming bicycle friendly.
New Bern, NC – Cases of AIDS and HIV in Eastern North Carolina are at epidemic proportions. We'll learn the reasons behind the high numbers. Explosive growth of aquatic plants in the Trent River has some concerned about the health of the river.
New Bern, NC – An interview with US Senator Elizabeth Dole. The republican incumbent is being challenged in the 2008 election by State Senator and democrat, Kay Hagan. And a recent increase in bear sightings in NC brought another story to the mind of reporter George Olsen.
New Bern, NC – Sea level rise is the focus of a series of forums scheduled at various locations in ENC. We'll talk with biologist Sam Pearsall who explains the causes and threats associated with sea level rise. REgular commentator Marion Blackburn dishes on the movie stars in her life and we'll hear about the latest arts and cultural events coming up in ENC.
New Bern, NC – The state legislature has approved rules regarding storm water runoff that will go into effect next month. A new book from a Raleigh author attempts to debunk myths about the Pirate Blackbeard... and we'll hear about the latest arts and cultural events coming up in ENC.
New Bern, NC – An interview with Kay Hagan. The State Senator from Greensboro is hoping to unseat US Senator Elizabeth Dole in the 2008 Election. A new project is giving hope to uninsured North Carolinians in need of specialized medical care. Those stories and the Weekly Arts Calendar.
New Bern, NC – Some environmental groups are gorwing impatient with the state's regulations on hog waste. An ENC man is working to change the cost of Medicare. And we'll hear about the latest cultural events in ENC during the Weekly Arts Calendar.
New Bern, NC – The number of children in need of foster care in North Carolina is on the rise. We'll learn what it takes to be a foster parent. The Duke Marine Lab is beginning a two year study looking at development and change in coastal communities Down East. We'll talk with the study's author.
New Bern, NC – The Libertarian Party of NC announced it will appeal a Superior Court ruling denying their claims that state ballot access rules are unconstitutional. Greenville writer, Marion Blackburn traveled to NYC to view the original copy of Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road". She'll share her audio diary.
New Bern, NC – The Atlantic hurricane season is underway. We'll learn about this year's storm predictions from the National Weather Service. A Charlotte organization is trying a new approach to combat homelessness. And, the Camp Lejeune based 26th MEU provides help to communities affected by flooding in Indiana.
New Bern, NC – A new antibody developed at ECU's Brody School of Medicine could be a breakthrough treatment for Breast and Ovarian Cancers. A fire burning in Hyde County is creating problems for neighboring communities. And we'll learn how the new Silver Alerts are working in North Carolina.
New Bern, NC – The state community college system has been under the microscope of the NC Center for Public Policy Research. We'll learn about the findings of a comprehensive study. Your personal care products could be tied to the health of marine life. And the debate over storm water rules in NC continues.
New Bern, NC – A partnership between ECU's Brody School of Medicine and the Pitt County Health Department could slow the transmission of HIV and AIDS in ENC. A report released last week examines not only the condition of the shipwreck of the sunken Civil War ironclad Monitor, but the waters where the shipwreck lies.
New Bern, NC – After a tornado damaged several houses in the community of Bellgrade, the Onslow County chapter of the Red Cross is coming to the aid of displaced residents. The NC Community College System is changing its policy toward admitting undocumented illegal immigrants.
New Bern, NC – The NC Primary is fast approaching and we'll look at some of the tight races facing North Carolina. We'll also hear ENC residents discuss the issues that are on their minds as they prepare to go to the polls.
New Bern, NC – Pender County is facing a water shortage. We'll find out what local officials are doing to combat the situation. Swansboro native and ECU alum, Jennifer Licko is spending time in Brazil, but hasn't abandoned her Celtic roots. We'll hear about her new CD.