On Thursday at 1:07 PM, the two stage Antares rocket launched from the Mid-Atlantic Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia. On board the spacecraft is a satellite named Sky Cube, which will be used to take photos and send messages from space. Go-Science, a regional science and technology non-profit based in Greenville is partnering with Southern Stars for the space project. This week, I spoke Executive Director of Go Science Roger Conner about the mission and how they plan to use SkyCube once it’s deployed.
The North Carolina Museum of Art has it’s first-ever design exhibition, featuring the largest and most diverse group of Porsche automobiles ever on display in a U.S. art museum. The exhibit features 22 cars from the 1930’s to present day. This week, I spoke with Director of Publications and co-curator for Porsche By Design Barbara Wiedemann about the featured cars and how the idea for the exhibit came about.
The Endangered Species Act is now 40 years old. We speak with an expert about how the ESA has helped animal populations like red wolves and red-cockaded woodpeckers make a comeback in eastern North Carolina.
A nonprofit in New Bern breaks ground soon on an organic garden maintained by disabled and homeless veterans.
The mission of the Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden is to reduce the unemployed anddisadvantage veteran population and provide a pathway to work. Executive Director of non-profit group Lovay Wallace Singleton says the effort has multiple benefits.
"We are trying to increase the quality of life for disabled veterans by providing them exercise, rehabilitation and horticultural therapy."
Onslow County will soon be home to a solar farm that will power more than 2,400 homes. We talk about the scope of the project and tour the facility that is currently using landfill gas to create electricity.
The long awaited widening of Highway 17 and bypass project around Pollocksville and Maysville is finally getting off the ground. We’ll talk about the plan and how it will impact these small eastern North Carolina communities.
Crews have begun to repair the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge after it closed Monday due to safety concerns. In the meantime, emergency ferry routes have been activated to transport motorists across Oregon Inlet.
Commuting for the 4,000 residents of Hatteras Island has been a headache. Use of the Bonner Bridge, the only highway connection to the mainland for locals, was shut down on Monday due to safety concerns. Melissa Herman has lived on Hatteras Island for 30 years. She works at Blue Pelican Gallery and she says since the bridge closed, business has been very slow.
This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on the Bonner Bridge closure. Efforts are underway to repair the span. In the meantime, emergency ferry routes have been activated to transport motorists across Oregon Inlet. And, we explain how to make a traditional southern holiday favorite Pull Mints during our three week series “Sweet Treats.” The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
We catch up with a six member team of young adults helping education efforts in Jones County.
A team of young men and women from around the country are helping to make Jones County and the town of Trenton a stronger community by helping out around the town and in a local school. The group is part of a national government organization called AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps that engages young adults ages 18 to 24 years old in team-based community service projects throughout the US. Mikaela Murillo is part of a six member team called Delta 4.
INTRO – The typical view of the path to musical success sends the enterprising young musician into one of our country’s media centers… New York or L.A. For the members of Asheville’s The Broadcast, they’re taking a road less traveled in an effort to establish a musical career. George Olsen spoke with the band’s lead singer Caitlin Krisko and has this.
Conversation with local restaurateur Vivian Howard about her favorite Thanksgiving dishes, tips for less stress in the kitchen, and the TV special “A CHEF’S LIFE” in the works for next year’s holiday season.
It’s estimated that there are less than 100 red wolves in existence, and they roam a five county area in northeastern North Carolina. Now, these small pockets are endangered further. We explore the two most recent red wolf deaths in Washington County and the reward being offered for any information leading to an arrest.
INTRO -- An Asheville Americana trio is starting to get some national attention with airplay of their second CD taking it into the Top 20 of some radio charts. The national attention comes courtesy of some humble origins that embarrassed teenagers across the country can probably identify with. George Olsen has more.
Time in the car with parents can sometimes be irritating for the kids, sometimes beneficial, sometimes both.
On Sunday, November 10th, the "poet of the violin" Joshua Bell will perform at Wright Auditorium on the campus of East Carolina University at 8pm. This week, Public Radio East's Finley Woolston spoke with him about the upcoming recital.