The Down East Journal

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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The Down East Journal
8:56 am
Thu May 30, 2013

The Down East Journal (05/31/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, the predictions for the 2013 hurricane season and how to prepare for what officials say could be an “extremely active” season.  And, we discuss a new computer modeling program that’s been developed by North Carolina scientists to better predict the impact of storm surge and coastal flooding.  Plus, we speak with local emergency management about how they're preparing to keep the public safe before, during and after a storm.  The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And online at publicradioeast.org.

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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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