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8:54 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Race for the Cure: An Audio Postcard

Raleigh, NC – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and regular commentator Marion Blackburn recently participated in the Race for the Cure. She ran the race with her sister and sent us this audio post card about her experience.

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9:52 am
Fri October 24, 2008

Task Force Preps ENC for Military Influx

New Bern, NC – In the current economy, growth may not be a word that's used very often. However, in Eastern North Carolina the military population is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, and the Military Growth Task Force was formed to research and prepare the area to accommodate that growth. Public Radio East's Megen George recently spoke with Tom Gaskill, the Executive Director of the Military Growth Task Force.

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12:22 am
Mon September 29, 2008

New inland & coastal flood prediction system passes first test

New inland & coastal flood prediction system passes first test

New Bern, NC – INTRO - Tropical Storm Hanna provided an opportunity to test out a new project designed to better improve forecasts of coastal and inland flooding. George Olsen has more.

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9:22 am
Fri September 26, 2008

Candidate Profile: Lt. Governor Beverly Purdue

New Bern, NC – As Election Day nears, Public Radio East continues to bring you profiles and interviews with the candidates. Public Radio East's Megen George recently spoke with Lieutenant Governor and gubernatorial hopeful, Beverly Purdue.

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11:55 am
Tue September 23, 2008

Rise in Motorcylce Deaths

New Bern, NC –

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2:32 am
Tue September 16, 2008

Bicycle Paths in ENC

Bicycle Paths in ENC

New Bern, NC – More and more, motorists are sharing the road with cyclists and city governments are taking steps to make roads safe for both. Jared Brumbaugh reports>>>

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9:56 am
Thu September 11, 2008

National Park Service considers raccoon removal from South Core Banks

National Park Service considers raccoon removal from South Core Banks

New Bern, NC – INTRO - The National Park Service is taking public comment on a proposal for a one-time removal of a portion of the raccoon population on South Core Banks to see if that might help the survival rate of shorebird and sea turtle nestings. George Olsen has more.

In a lot of respects, the status of shorebirds at Cape Lookout National Seashore is as good as it's been in a long time.

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ENC Regional News
2:40 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Michael Munger, Libertarian candidate for Governor

Michael Munger, Libertarian candidate for Governor

New Bern, NC – ***transcript of complete interview follows script for on-air profile...

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ENC Regional News
10:01 am
Tue August 26, 2008

Cost of Childcare on the Rise in ENC

New Bern, NC – Like gas and groceries the cost of childcare is going up and Eastern North Carolina is seeing childcare rates topping out at over seven thousand dollars annually. Megen George has this report for Public Radio East

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12:47 am
Wed August 20, 2008

HIV/AIDS at Epedimic Proportions in ENC

New Bern, NC – A recent report issued by the Southern Aids Coalition discusses an alarming increase in cases of HIV and AIDS in the south. Public Radio East's Megen George recently spoke with Dr. Diane Campbell with the Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Campbell says the epidemic facing the Southern Region of the US is reflected in Eastern North Carolina.

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7:59 am
Thu August 14, 2008

PRE Interviews US Senate Candidate and Incumbent Elizabeth Dole

New Bern, NC – As Election Day nears Public Radio East is bringing you interviews and profiles of the candidates. A few weeks ago we spoke with the Democratic candidate for US Senate, Kay Hagan. Now we talk with current US Senator Elizabeth Dole. Public Radio East News Director Megen George recently interviewed the republican incumbent.

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2:23 am
Wed August 13, 2008

Energy costs prompt shift in Wayne County Government working hours

Energy costs prompt shift in Wayne County Government working hours

New Bern, NC – INTRO - Hurting from the recent spike in energy costs, Wayne County government this month is changing when it operates in hopes of holding those costs down. George Olsen has more.

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5:45 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Aquatic plant growth raises questions about the health of the Trent River

Concerns over the health of the Trent River

New Bern, NC – INTRO - Officials with the Neuse River Foundation are expressing concerns about unusually high aquatic plant growth on the Trent River. George Olsen has more.

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8:25 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Candidate Profile: Pat Mccrory

New Bern, NC – As election day nears Public Radio East is providing listeners with features and interviews with the candidates. Public Radio East's Jared Brumbaugh recently spoke with Charlotte Mayor and republican Gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory, and has this profile.

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11:33 am
Fri August 1, 2008

Divers survey wrecks of German U-Boats off N-C Coast

U-Boat wrecks off N-C coast surveyed

New Bern, NC – INTRO - A survey of three sunken World War II era German U-boats was recently completed off the North Carolina coast. George Olsen has more.

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3:12 am
Tue July 29, 2008

ENC Threatened by Sea Level Rise

New Bern, NC – Residents of the Albemarle - Pamlico Region are invited to share ideas and concerns about sea level rise at a series of public meetings that are being held over the next few weeks. Public Radio East's Megen George recently spoke with Sam Pearsall with the Nature Conservancy. The organization is one of several that are hosting the forums. Pearsall explained sea level rise and the threat it poses to the environment.

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3:07 am
Thu July 17, 2008

New rules on stormwater control receive Legislative approval

New rules on stormwater control receive Legislative approval

New Bern, NC – INTRO - The state Legislature has approved rules regarding coastal storm-water run-off that will supercede rules slated to go into effect next month. George Olsen has more.

The new rules replace those set up in the 1980s that many saw as ineffective in protecting shellfish waters from pollution. For those concerned about closures of shellfish waters, the new rules should be good news.

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3:05 am
Mon July 14, 2008

PRE Interviews US Senate Candidate Kay Hagan

New Bern, NC – Public Radio East is currently working with Senator Elizabeth Dole's campaign in scheduling an interview that will air in the coming weeks.

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8:52 am
Tue July 1, 2008

Study to Chart Public Perceptions of Change Down East

New Bern, NC – There's no question that change is on the horizon and already underway for many coastal communities in Eastern North Carolina. There's also no question that area residents have strong opinions both for and against development. Researchers at Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort are launching a two-year study aimed at documenting community perceptions of development and land-use change on coastal communities Down East. PRE's Megen George speaks with the study's principal investigator, Lisa Campbell.

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8:46 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Local Man Wants to Change Medicare

New Bern, NC – Medicare, the government administered health insurance program for people 65 and over, is vital to many older adults in need of health care. But an Eastern North Carolina man would like to see the Medicare program re-worked from the ground up and he's working to form an organization in hopes of putting pressure on the US government to do just that.

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