The Down East Journal

The Down East Journal
10:33 am
Thu May 23, 2013

The Down East Journal (05/24/13)

Reports of sexual assault in the military are at an all-time high.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with Senator Kay Hagan and the program manager with Camp Lejeune’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program to find out what’s being done to assist victims and reduce military assault.  The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the Public Radio East stations.  Catch the rebroadcast Saturday at noon on PRE Public Radio East News and Ideas Network.

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The Down East Journal
2:44 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (05/17/13)

This week, preservation efforts on historic landmarks along the Gullah Corridor were given the green light to move forward.  We hear an update on the project.  And, “Coyote” the band has multiple concerts set for this weekend in our area.  Music and conversation with band member Marcy Brenner 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
9:59 am
Tue May 14, 2013

The Down East Journal (05/10/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced they’re implementing an initiative to expedite disability compensation claims for Veterans who have waited a year or more.  And, a project to help restore declining fish populations is underway along the Cape Fear River.  We’ll explain how crushed granite will be the basis for a new fish habitat. 

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The Down East Journal
1:05 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

The Down East Journal (05/03/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in Goldsboro this week to tour downtown revitalization projects.  L.C. Morris has an update on the effort, which has been in the works since 2007. And, an underwater fishing tournament takes place later this month.  Divers are hoping to snag as many non-native, invasive lionfish for a chance at winning some prize money.  The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on Public Radio East's News and Ideas Network.

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The Down East Journal
11:06 am
Wed April 24, 2013

The Down East Journal (04/26/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to a local scientist who developed a new method of rapidly detecting polluted water that’s likely to become the standard in the United States.  And, we explore the future of education in North Carolina with a feature about electronic textbooks and the transition to the digital classroom. Listen for the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.  Catch the rebroadcast Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas at 88.5 WZNB New Bern, 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach-Beaufort, 90.3 WKNS Kin

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The Down East Journal
1:40 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

The Down East Journal (04/19/13)

A charter school serving close to 200 students in an economically depressed area of Kinston is facing closure.  The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has recommended Children‘s Village Academy’s charter be revoked because of cash flow problems and increasing school debt.  This week on the Down East Journal, find out what Children‘s Village Academy is doing to stay open.  And, we talk to a Goldsboro High School biology teacher who received a prestigious technology award for UV radiation and bacterial cell growth research.

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The Down East Journal
1:28 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

The Down East Journal (04/13/13)

  Tuscarora descendants from New York state and eastern North Carolina honored their ancestors at a recent ceremony in Snow Hill.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the Battle of Nooherooka fought between settlers and the Tuscarora people in the 1700’s.  And, a great strawberry season is just around the corner.  We speak with growers in eastern North Carolina about a pesky virus  stunting some plants growth and how little impact the problem will have on yield.

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The Down East Journal
12:23 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

The Down East Journal (04/05/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we report on the recent proposal to send fracking waste water to eastern North Carolina for storage.  Also, an unusual number of arctic birds called dovekies are turning up along the coast often injured and malnourished.  We speak with a local wildlife sanctuary about this phenomenon and why the birds are dying after being rehabilitated.  Listen for the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.  Catch the rebroadcast Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas at 88.5 WZNB New Bern, 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Bea

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The Down East Journal
8:09 am
Thu March 28, 2013

The Down East Journal (03/29/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about the latest advancements in the treatment of strokes.  And, how to grow your spring vegetable garden on a budget.  Those stories and more, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.  Catch the rebroadcast Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas at 88.5 WZNB New Bern, 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach-Beaufort, 90.3 WKNS Kinston- Goldsboro, and 88.1 in Greenville.

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The Down East Journal
12:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

The Down East Journal (3/22/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to a local nonprofit on their efforts to open a shelter to help young boys victimized through sex trafficking.  The Greenville home would be the first of its kind in the country.  And, a fascinating look at 3D printers; how they work, and how they're being used at East Carolina University. 

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The Down East Journal
11:57 am
Wed March 13, 2013

The Down East Journal (03/15/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, local governments, schools and military bases are bracing for the impacts of sequestration.  We explore how the series of automatic cuts will impact eastern North Carolina.  Plus, we speak with a local chef who is in the running  for a top honor  in the food business.  Those stories and more, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.

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The Down East Journal
3:49 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Down East Journal (03/08/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk with Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin about the homeowners rate increases announced earlier this week. 





And, we explore the plight of the Greene County Animal Shelter.  Local animal advocates are rallying around the organization to prevent its closure.


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The Down East Journal
2:48 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

The Down East Journal (03/01/13)

Hyde County, it’s sparsely populated and some say the perfect site to test unmanned aerial vehicles.  This week on the Down East Journal, Hyde County is under consideration to be one of six FAA approved testing sites for drones.  We get an update on the project this Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.  Catch the rebroadcast Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas at 88.5 WZNB New Bern, 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach-Beaufort, 90.3 WKNS Kinston- Goldsboro, and 88.1 in Greenville.

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The Down East Journal
12:47 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

The Down East Journal (02/22/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, a Goldsboro development group tries a variation on the “flash mob” theme to try and boost the presence of downtown businesses.  And, plans are being set to revitalize a depressed area of downtown New Bern.  The project would create local jobs and attract new businesses.  More on the revitalization of Five Points, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.

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The Down East Journal
9:11 am
Tue February 12, 2013

The Down East Journal (02/15/13)

Imagine… advancing through school hiding the fact that you don’t know how to read.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with a New Bern man who read his first book at age 48, and has since published two books.  On this week’s program, he shares his passion to support literacy in eastern North Carolina.  Listen for the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.

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The Down East Journal
2:21 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

The Down East Journal (02/08/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, new legislation to stop puppy mills in North Carolina is meeting opposition.  We’ll find out from whom and why.  Also, we continue our Black History Month series with a profile of cabinet maker Thomas Day who owned the largest furniture business in North Carolina during the height of slavery.  And, we get a history lesson on the pre-Civil War whaling industry along our coast.
 

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The Down East Journal
1:38 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (12/14/12)

An increased use of technology coupled with a congressional mandate are being blamed for cutbacks at your local post office. This week on the Down East Journal, we'll talk about the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. And, we continue our "short and sweet" series, Just Desserts. Plus, an investigation is underway to find who is vandalizing underground water lines.

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The Down East Journal
1:34 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (12/07/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to the North Carolina Symphony's Senior Director of Statewide Development about their holiday pops concert happening next week in downtown New Bern. And, we start our "short and sweet" holiday series, "Just Desserts."

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The Down East Journal
1:29 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/30/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, how a merger of Jones and Lenoir County 911 call centers may improve emergency response for people living in those counties. And, we document the journey of a retired Navy SEAL pedaling more than a thousand miles on a beach cruiser to raise funds and awareness for substance abuse prevention.

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The Down East Journal
1:26 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/23/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the Affordable Care Act and how it affects local hospitals and patients. And nearly a month after Superstorm Sandy, we speak with NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and the State's Rate Bureau about home insurance rate increases and when they might be implemented. And, a New Bern man is using cigar boxes to make instruments for playing the blues.

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