This week on the Down East Journal, we explore how law enforcement officers in eastern North Carolina are using body cameras, from urban areas to rural towns. And, we visit the Veterans Organic Garden in New Bern and talk to disabled former service members who are growing crops for the community. The Down East Journal airs Fridays at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturdays at noon on News and Ideas.
It's been an unusually active winter season with four snow storms so far. This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with local meteorologists about the reason why we're experiencing an increase in winter weather and find out what impacts the snow could have on our homes and vehicles. And, the doldrums of winter are a great time to start planning for your spring vegetable garden. Anne Edwards has tips during the Garden Journal. Hear the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations and Saturday and noon on News and Ideas.
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. This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the scope of the project and tour the facility that is currently using landfill gas to create electricity. And, a nonprofit in New Bern breaks ground soon on an organic garden maintained by disabled and homeless veterans. Listen for the Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
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.