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ENC Features
10:15 am
Mon June 23, 2014

ECU Student Composers Create New DEJ Theme Music

Credit Cliff Hollis, ECU News Services

Public Radio East collaborates with students at East Carolina University’s School of Music to change the way Down East Journal sounds.

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ENC Features
10:35 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Conversation with Singer Songwriter Deidre McCalla

Credit Irene Young

Public Radio East's Mac McKee speaks with Diedre McCalla about her upcoming performances in eastern North Carolina.

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The Down East Journal
5:55 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

The Down East Journal (05/09/14)

  This week, local researchers embarked on a 10-day mission off the coast of North Carolina to map the ocean floor.  The new data may reveal areas where offshore wind energy development could occur with minimal impacts to sensitive fish habitats and ocean resources.  We’ll have more on the research project, 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
9:04 am
Tue February 4, 2014

The Down East Journal (01/31/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, a workshop on February 20th aims to connect K-12 teachers with local environmental scientists to help students learn coastal biology lessons.  We visit a 3rd grade class at the Tiller School in Beaufort where scientists are teaching students about coastal ecology and food chains.  And, the North Carolina Symphony will make a stop in New Bern next week where they will perform one of the most powerful pieces of music ever written, Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

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ENC Features
11:33 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Joshua Bell's Upcoming Performance at East Carolina University

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.

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ENC Features
9:53 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Washington's Turnage Theater Opens Again

After being vacant for two years, the iconic Turnage Theater will soon open its doors again for theater performance and live musical entertainment.  We talk to the executive director of the Beaufort County Arts Council about the non-profit's plan for the century old venue for the arts. 

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The Down East Journal
11:25 am
Tue September 3, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/06/13)

  This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on the Highway 70 bypass project in Kinston and how it might impact a historic battleground site.  Plus, its muscadine grape time in eastern North Carolina.  Learn how you can grow this native fruit in your own backyard during the Garden Journal.   And, new music drawn from the old-time tradition out of Carrboro from the duo Mandolin Orange and their latest CD.  Listen for those stories and more, 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
2:44 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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ENC Features
9:47 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Music and Conversation with "Coyote's" Marcy Brenner

The band “Coyote” has multiple concerts set for this weekend in our area: Friday night at the Trent River Coffee Company, Saturday night at Clawson's Restaurant, and Sunday at Swanfest.  For more information, visit: http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/pre/events.eventsmain

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ENC Features
2:40 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Holiday Pops with the North Carolina Symphony

The North Carolina Symphony is celebrating their 80th season. We talk to the Senior Director of Statewide Development about their upcoming holiday pops concert in downtown New Bern.

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ENC Features
12:37 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Cigar Box Guitars

A New Bern man is using cigar boxes to make instruments for playing the blues.

Since human existence, people have been making music using the materials they have lying around – like sticks, rocks, or animal hide.  One of the earliest instruments was a flutes carved from hallowed out bird bones and mammoth ivory. It was carbon dated to be 42,000 years old.  The tradition of using recycled items to create sounds still continues today.  David English, owner of Black Owl Guitars in New Bern is using old licenses plates, peanut can lids and old cigar boxes to build guitars.

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