The Down East Journal

The Down East Journal
9:49 am
Tue May 27, 2014

The Down East Journal (05/23/14)

Even though tobacco remains the number one cash crop in North Carolina, there’s been a significant decrease in the amount of farmers growing tobacco in the past decade.   This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll explore the future of the state’s tobacco industry.  And, The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office takes a proactive step in response to rising numbers of incidents involving heroin and other opioids.  Those stories and more, 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
12:29 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

The Down East Journal (05/16/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, a local non-profit in Greenville is using horses to treat people with physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities.  And, the latest attempt to survey the Neuse River for remnants of the Civil War ironclad CSS Neuse was scuttled this week. What archeologists hope to find when they FINALLY get on the water.  Those stories and more, 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
5:55 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

The Down East Journal (05/09/14)

  This week, local researchers embarked on a 10-day mission off the coast of North Carolina to map the ocean floor.  The new data may reveal areas where offshore wind energy development could occur with minimal impacts to sensitive fish habitats and ocean resources.  We’ll have more on the research project, 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
3:34 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

The Down East Journal (05/02/14)

Hundreds of people are displaced after their homes were damaged or destroyed during last week's tornadoes.  This week on the Down East Journal, an in-depth review of the storm that impacted eastern North Carolina and the efforts underway to help residents recover.  And despite a cold winter, experts are predicting a bumper crop of strawberries this season.  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
12:43 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

The Down East Journal (04/25/14)

  Protecting shorelines with natural, vegetative barriers is not only better for the ecosystem, it’s a more effective means of slowing shoreline erosion.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak to a local researcher about her work with “living shorelines.”  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
9:24 am
Tue April 15, 2014

The Down East Journal (04/18/14)

  April is National Poetry Month and this week on the Down East Journal, a conversation with North Carolina’s poet laureate Joseph Bathanti.  And, in the final year of the 150th anniversary commemoration, more stops to the North Carolina Civil War Trails guide have been added.  We’ll talk about the most recent additions and local sites closer to home.  Those stories and more, 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
2:53 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The Down East Journal (04/11/14)

  This week on the Down East Journal, State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes tells us about the future of drone technology in North Carolina and how drones could be used by law enforcement, in hurricane recovery and agriculture.  And, a former reporter for the Jacksonville Daily News steps into the world of crime fiction with book one in a series featuring a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent based at Camp Lejeune.  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
9:40 am
Thu April 3, 2014

The Down East Journal (04/05/14)

  This week on the Down East Journal, we highlight a non-profit in Greenville reaching out to veterans and disabled seniors who live at home.  This weekend, Rebuilding Together Pitt County holds a community outreach and home remodeling event in Greenville.  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
9:59 am
Mon March 31, 2014

The Down East Journal (03/28/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we focus on two East Carolina University breakthroughs.  One seeks to confirm Gulf War Illness through a blood test, and the other increases the intelligibility of speech for those with Parkinson's disease.  This week, we speak to experts about advancements in treating Gulf War illness and the device doing double duty for stutters and Parkinson's sufferers.

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The Down East Journal
8:44 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The Down East Journal (03/21/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, coastal scientists are hoping to deploy two buoys later this month to explore wind energy potential off the North Carolina coast.  The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

The Down East Journal
11:13 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Down East Journal (03/14/14)

Public Radio East is teaming up with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to repopulate the waters of eastern North Carolina with striped bass.  This week on the Down East Journal, we discuss the project and how it will promote a healthier fishery and create more opportunities for anglers.  Catch 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
12:42 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

The Down East Journal (03/07/14)

  This week on the Down East Journal, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune is using futuristic simulation technology to train students and give experienced physicians a place to refine their skills.  We speak with experts about the new simulation lab and explain how it works.  And, a living history program this weekend in Beaufort focuses on the signs that served as markers for the Underground Railroad.  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
11:08 am
Thu February 27, 2014

The Down East Journal (02/28/14)

Vitamin E may be a new therapy in slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with a Brody School of Medicine Physician about the new treatment and risks associated with consuming vitamin E in high doses.  And, Spring is just around the corner.  On the Garden Journal, the right and wrong way to prune shrubs and trees.  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
10:31 am
Wed February 19, 2014

The Down East Journal (02/21/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we remember the brave Montford Point Marines who faced segregation in service for an opportunity to fight for our country during World War II.  And, conversation and music with Cabaret singer Deborah Boily about her upcoming benefit concert this weekend for the New Bern Civitan Club.  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
10:14 am
Thu February 13, 2014

The Down East Journal (02/14/14)

It's been an unusually active winter season with four snow storms so far.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with local meteorologists about the reason why we're experiencing an increase in winter weather and find out what impacts the snow could have on our homes and vehicles.  And, the doldrums of winter are a great time to start planning for your spring vegetable garden.  Anne Edwards has tips during the Garden Journal.  Hear the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations and Saturday and noon on News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
1:39 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

The Down East Journal (02/07/14)

Commercial fishing license fees are set to go up by 25 percent next month to fund the NC Division of Marine Fisheries' Observer Program. This week on the Down East Journal, we explain the program and explore how the fee increase may affect local commercial fisherman.  And, we remember a forgotten community in New Bern that served as the social and cultural center of African American life in the early 1800’s.  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
9:04 am
Tue February 4, 2014

The Down East Journal (01/31/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, a workshop on February 20th aims to connect K-12 teachers with local environmental scientists to help students learn coastal biology lessons.  We visit a 3rd grade class at the Tiller School in Beaufort where scientists are teaching students about coastal ecology and food chains.  And, the North Carolina Symphony will make a stop in New Bern next week where they will perform one of the most powerful pieces of music ever written, Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

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The Down East Journal
12:23 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

The Down East Journal (01/24/14)

  The bidding process to place a new high rise bridge linking Beaufort to Morehead City is underway.  Construction begins this Spring to replace the current Gallants Channel drawbridge.  This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about the project with the DOT and Beaufort Mayor Richard Stanley.  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
12:23 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

The Down East Journal (01/24/14)

  The bidding process to place a new high rise bridge linking Beaufort to Morehead City is underway.  Construction begins this Spring to replace the current Gallants Channel drawbridge.  This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about the project with the DOT and Beaufort Mayor Richard Stanley.  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
9:10 am
Wed January 15, 2014

The Down East Journal (01/17/14)

  This week on the Down East Journal, groups are at odds over the plan to relocate dredging material from Beaufort Inlet to Shackleford Banks.  Would the move impact tourism or help preserve Shackleford’s shoreline from erosion?  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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