Vitamin E may be a new therapy in slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with a Brody School of Medicine Physician about the new treatment and risks associated with consuming vitamin E in high doses. And, Spring is just around the corner. On the Garden Journal, the right and wrong way to prune shrubs and trees. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday 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.
This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with the State Director of Mental Health Dave Richard about a new initiative that seeks to improve mental health and substance abuse crisis services in North Carolina. And, we catch up with a six member team of young adults helping education efforts in Jones County. 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 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