The Down East Journal

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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The Down East Journal
1:23 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/16/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, we examine a controversial North Carolina rule that some believe has contributed to the deaths of the rare and endangered Red Wolf. And, we speak with Camp Lejeune Marines assisting with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in New York. Plus, new commentary from Joan Carris.

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The Down East Journal
1:18 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/09/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, we go to the set of a 1940's radio station with radio actors, sound effects, and a live studio audience.  It's Oriental's production of "The Big Guns: Who's Little Lilly is She?"  And, we talk to an astronomy expert about what to look for in the autumn night sky.

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The Down East Journal
1:10 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/02/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, it's National Alzheimer's Awareness month, and we learn about a successful technique caregivers are using to communicate with Alzheimer's patients.  And, shellfish harvesting is shutdown after several inches of rain from Hurricane Sandy washed pollutants into coastal rivers and sounds.  And, with the November election just days away, we dissect and explain the North Carolina Election Ballot.

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The Down East Journal
12:26 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/26/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the Ghost Walk, which takes place in New Bern this weekend.  And, we hear disembodied voices from the past as paranormal investigators present evidence from investigations conducted in eastern North Carolina.

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The Down East Journal
12:20 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/19/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, it's part two of our migrant farm worker series.  Today, we talk about the growers responsibility to provide free housing and clean drinking water to farm workers.  And, how one coastal county is working to control its feral cat population, while another seaside community is working to "beef up" its feral cat population.

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The Down East Journal
12:12 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/12/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, it's part one of a two-part feature focusing on migrant farm workers in eastern North Carolina.  We talk to the author of a study that found a third of camps where they live had contaminated drinking water.  And, a new book by a Chapel Hill author examines the similarities and disparities in the lives of two pre-Civil War era soldiers in the book, "Two Captains From Carolina."

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The Down East Journal
12:06 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/05/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, October is domestic violence month.  We talk to a non-profit who is helping victims in Jones, Craven and Pamlico counties.  And, the life and legacy of Ava Gardner is explored thru heritage tours and screenings of her work with lifelong friend Gregory Peck during this weekend’s Ava Gardner festival in Smithfield.  Plus, LC Morris reports on gun control laws in North Carolina.

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The Down East Journal
9:41 am
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/29/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, we discuss the future of the biofuels industry in North Carolina. We talk to researchers and farmers about the potential of growing high energy grasses that can be converted into ethanol.  And, the Carteret County Health Department and a Croatan High School student group combine forces to clean the air and ground of county parks.  Plus, President Obama announced an executive order this week that would address human trafficking in US government contracting.  We have an update on modern day slavery in our state which is now ranked seventh in the nation.

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