The Down East Journal

The Down East Journal
10:57 am
Wed October 8, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/10/14)

The fishing industry is being asked to help collect abandoned fishing gear from Currituck Sound to Oregon Inlet.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the cleanup project.  And, hazardous waste collection events are planned in New Bern and Bayboro this Saturday.  Details on the next 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
8:19 am
Thu October 2, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/03/14)

For two hundred years, rice was grown on large plantations in eastern North Carolina.  This week on the Down East Journal, we get the backstory on this lucrative crop and we hear from a farmer who’s continuing the tradition in Chatham County.  Plus, a new museum was dedicated on the northern Outer Banks last week.  We learn more about the Historic Jarvisburg Colored School on the next 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
1:19 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

The Down East Journal (09/26/14)

  The North Carolina Department of Transportation is paving the way to develop bicycle and pedestrian paths across the state.   This week on the Down East Journal, more on the grant plan and how Emerald Isle’s  bike path is paying off 10 years later. Plus, we explain the bone marrow donation process – ahead of registration events set for next week at the Crystal Coast. 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
8:53 am
Wed September 17, 2014

The Down East Journal (09/19/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we hear an update from the Greenville non-profit Restore One as they break ground this Fall on the first shelter in the country for male victims of human trafficking.  And, we follow-up on the results from this summer’s use of new imaging technology by conservators working with artifacts recovered from the Beaufort Harbor wreck site of the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship the Queen Anne’s Revenge. 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
4:35 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Cultivate The Garden Journal

Credit J Brumbaugh

Help Public Radio East cultivate The Garden Journal by sending your ideas and suggestions to:

gardenjournalideas@gmail.com

Please include your name and where you live so that we can refer to you on air. 

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The Down East Journal
7:41 am
Thu September 11, 2014

The Down East Journal (09/12/14)

As sea turtle nesting season draws to a close, officials are noting a below average year. This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s Sea Turtle Biologist to find out why.  And, plans to replace the trees at the Beirut Memorial in Jacksonville are underway.  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
11:26 am
Wed August 27, 2014

The Down East Journal (08/29/14)

Pitt County is ranked number one as the most dangerous county in the state for vehicle accidents.  This week on the Down East Journal, we pinpoint some reasons Greenville drivers are most at risk.  And, as the flowers fade and harvest slows from your summer gardens, we speak with Onslow County Horticulture Agent Lisa Rayburn about saving seeds for next year’s bounty.  This 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
8:23 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Down East Journal (08/22/14)

Big names in the jazz world will perform in downtown New Bern this Saturday.  On the Down East Journal this week, everything you need to know about the “Where Rivers Meet” Summer Jazz Festival.  And, we speak to a local scientist about sea level anomalies and their potential to shape the shoreline more than hurricanes.  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
11:40 am
Tue August 12, 2014

The Down East Journal (08/15/14)

Over the past 30 years, black bear populations in North Carolina have increased fivefold.   This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about new hunting policies in place to help stabilize their numbers.  And, the re-located 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse reopens to the public this weekend in Edenton. More on its history and the renovation process.  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
12:38 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

The Down East Journal (08/08/14)

Taking advantage of summer, men are planting, growing, harvesting and canning crops at Caledonia Correctional Institution in Halifax County.  This week on the Down East Journal, we hear about the prison’s agriculture program.  And, it’s an audio postcard from band camp.  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
10:59 am
Wed July 30, 2014

The Down East Journal (08/01/14)

  This week on the Down East Journal, we travel to Craven Correctional Institution and speak with inmates who are training dogs from local animal shelters, part of the statewide New Leash On Life program.  And, a picture of the Tar River Legacy Plan, which seeks to develop Greenville’s waterfront.  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
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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