The Down East Journal

The Down East Journal
1:47 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/25/13)

  The common blue green algae found on local waterways has bloomed into an unprecedented event in the Taihu basin.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with North Carolina scientist Dr. Hans Paerl about his research trip to China and what we can do to prevent “cyanobacteria” from proliferating in eastern North Carolina.   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
10:15 am
Tue October 22, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/18/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with the acting State Health Director Dr. Robin Cummings about the new, statewide telepsychiatry program starting in January, and how East Carolina University will be involved with the program.  And thirty years after the bombing of a military barracks in Beirut, we speak with a veteran organizing a ceremony in Jacksonville next week to remember the 240 Americans killed during the attack.

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The Down East Journal
10:09 am
Tue October 22, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/11/13)

After being vacant for two years, the iconic Turnage Theater will soon open its doors again for theater performances and live musical entertainment.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to the executive director of the Beaufort County Arts Council about the non-profits plans for the century old venue for the arts.  And, we explore how new telecommunication technology is helping diabetes patients living in rural areas connect with specialist at East Carolina University. 

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The Down East Journal
11:58 am
Tue September 24, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/27/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with crew members of the motor vessel Croatoan who received an honorary award for saving their captain’s life when he unexpectedly collapsed while the voyage was underway.  And, tips for growing bamboo in your backyard.  The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
12:46 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/20/13)

  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with an East Carolina University psychiatrist about a new, non-invasive treatment being used for people living with depression.  And, New Bern author Nicholas Sparks hopes this week’s release of “The Longest Ride” will become this tenth number one New York Times best seller.  Plus, we talk about the mission of the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse and Prevention and their public education event set for Monday, Sept. 23rd.

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The Down East Journal
12:33 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/13/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we speak to an eastern North Carolina based scientist who is part of a research project aimed at changing federal regulations surrounding the harvest of oysters in our state. And, a new state park in Cumberland County opened this week on land that used to be owned by a member of the Rockefeller family.  We talk to the park superintendent about the park’s history and how it will be used.  Those stories and more, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
11:25 am
Tue September 3, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/06/13)

  This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on the Highway 70 bypass project in Kinston and how it might impact a historic battleground site.  Plus, its muscadine grape time in eastern North Carolina.  Learn how you can grow this native fruit in your own backyard during the Garden Journal.   And, new music drawn from the old-time tradition out of Carrboro from the duo Mandolin Orange and their latest CD.  Listen for those stories and more, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
9:31 am
Wed August 28, 2013

The Down East Journal (08/30/13)

  The weather is getting cooler, and the days are shorter- signs that Fall is just around the corner.  This week on the Down East Journal, we say farewell to the warm weather season with a look back at some of the best features from summer 2013.  The Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas

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The Down East Journal
10:05 am
Wed August 21, 2013

The Down East Journal (08/23/13)

Backdrops and props for theater productions are normally temporary and change frequently.  But a 155 year-old hand painted curtain at Thalian Hall in Wilmington has survived – and is thought to be the oldest stage curtain in the United States.  This week on the Down East Journal, we pull back the curtains on this rare and historic artifact.  Plus, we talk to an expert about armadillos and why they’re populations are spreading into southeastern North Carolina.

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The Down East Journal
4:07 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

The Down East Journal (08/16/13)

  Summer time and the living is easy, but think twice if you’re tempted to re-live one of the joys of your youth riding in the back of a pickup truck.  This week on the Down East Journal, we examine a recent fatality in our state that reminds us of the danger involved in what used to be a common sight on eastern North Carolina roadways.  Also, it’s already time to start working on your fall vegetable garden.   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
11:43 am
Wed August 7, 2013

The Down East Journal (08/09/13)

In less than a month, Cape Lookout National Seashore is expected to announce the winning bid for a contract to be the sole operator for passenger ferry service to the park.  This week on the Down East Journal, we explore the ramifications of that plan and talk to the Park Superintendent about how the new ferry service would be implemented.  More on that story Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
8:57 am
Wed July 31, 2013

The Down East Journal (08/02/13)

Methyl bromide gas is considered a hazardous air pollutant by the EPA.  A fumigation facility proposed for the Morehead City port wants to use the chemical to treat lumber before export.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the issue in advance of a public meeting that has yet to be set. And, a local non-profit is collecting school supplies during this last tax free weekend to help children in need.  We’ll catch you up on “Stuff the Bus,” Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. 

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The Down East Journal
12:04 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

The Down East Journal (07/26/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about a statewide project that shares the stories of North Carolina residents by collecting their unique recipes.  And, we take a behind the scenes look at a local production of "A Raisin in the Sun." We speak with members of the cast and the director about the Magnolia Arts Center's play that begins next week.  Catch the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
11:34 am
Fri July 19, 2013

The Down East Journal (07/19/13)

The second annual Coastal Carolina Riverwatch Dragon Boat Race is nearly a week away. This week on the Down East Journal, hear more about this eyepopping nautical fundraising event set for New Bern next weekend.  And, the sale of recreational fishing licenses pay for more than you think...  The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on PRE News and Ideas Network.

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The Down East Journal
2:44 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

The Down East Journal (07/12/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we highlight a partnership between local farmers and the military aimed at eating locally grown food- and producing energy from local biofuel crops.  And, we speak with the organizer of the Crystal Coast Music Festival about Saturday’s event on the Bogue Sound Waterfront in Morehead City.  Catch the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
9:15 am
Tue July 2, 2013

The Down East Journal (07/05/13)

This is the time of the year when baby sea turtles begin to hatch and make their way toward the ocean.  But not all of them will make it.  This week on the Down East Journal, we visit the North Carolina Aquarium and talk about their efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and educate the public about this threatened reptile.  Catch the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
2:19 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

The Down East Journal (06/28/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we travel to the wreck site of the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship “The Queen Anne’s Revenge.”  It’s an audio postcard from Beaufort Inlet as we witness five thousand pounds of weaponry being raised from its watery grave.  Plus, we  speak with experts about the recovery project, which is 16 years in the making.

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The Down East Journal
2:03 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

The Down East Journal (06/21/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, the 40 year old Beaufort County jail is the center of a debate.  Some say the facility is in adequate shape and needs little repair.  Others say the jail is unsafe for staff and inmates and a new one needs to be built.  More on the controversy, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.


  


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The Down East Journal
8:49 am
Tue June 11, 2013

The Down East Journal (06/14/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about a new partnership between the Institute of Marine Sciences and local schools where coastal scientists become teachers for a day.  And, we explain how some Onslow County students are doing their part to help the environment by transforming their Styrofoam lunch trays into biofuel.  The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
8:33 am
Wed June 5, 2013

The Down East Journal (06/07/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we explore House Bill 146, known as the “Back to Basics” bill, which would make learning cursive writing and the memorization of multiplication tables a requirement in North Carolina public schools. And, plans to cut funding for the Congregate Meals programs in Havelock and Harlowe are proposed.  We’ll explain how the decision was reached and explore a possible solution.  The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.

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