The Down East Journal

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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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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