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The WRAL Daily Download is an in-depth conversation about a single news story. WRAL covers news across North Carolina every day, but this podcast focuses on one story at a time, bringing context to each conversation. The in-depth, localized podcast takes you into the latest stories from Raleigh, Durham, and the entire Triangle region on North Carolina. This is community news aimed at keeping you informed about the more subtle stories that are happening around you. Hosted by WRAL News journalists, episodes post weekdays by 4:30am.

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The WRAL Daily Download is an in-depth conversation about a single news story. WRAL covers news across North Carolina every day, but this podcast focuses on one story at a time, bringing context to each conversation. The in-depth, localized podcast takes you into the latest stories from Raleigh, Durham, and the entire Triangle region on North Carolina. This is community news aimed at keeping you informed about the more subtle stories that are happening around you. Hosted by WRAL News journalists, episodes post weekdays by 4:30am.

    WRAL Meteorologist weighs in on the busiest hurricane season ever predicted

    WRAL Meteorologist weighs in on the busiest hurricane season ever predicted

    On Thursday, NOAA issued its forecast for the 2024 hurricane season saying there is an 85 percent chance for more named storms and major hurricanes than average. It's in line with what other forecasters have predicted. WRAL Meteorologist Brian Shrader explains what we need to prepare for here in North Carolina.

    • 9 min
    Supporters of DEI make their case before the UNC System votes to repeal it

    Supporters of DEI make their case before the UNC System votes to repeal it

    North Carolina lawmakers, business leaders and students made the case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policies Wednesday as the UNC System's Board of Governors prepared to repeal it. WRAL's Eric Miller explains the arguments for and against the decision.

    • 9 min
    Raleigh keeps landing on lists. We're talking about some of the more interesting ones and the impact to people already living here

    Raleigh keeps landing on lists. We're talking about some of the more interesting ones and the impact to people already living here

    It seems like every week Raleigh is making some kind of list. Ali Ingersoll spoke with WRAL digital journalist Jessica Patrick about the variety of lists and what exactly it is that people are loving about the triangle.

     

    • 11 min
    How sewage floods at home turned into nightmares for Raleigh families

    How sewage floods at home turned into nightmares for Raleigh families

    A sewage situation backing up into people’s homes. 5 on your side has been investigating this problem for years. Producer Pritchard Strong joins Ali Ingersoll to talk about the latest update to this issue.

    • 15 min
    Why UNC system leaders want to cut DEI programs at NC universities

    Why UNC system leaders want to cut DEI programs at NC universities

    Diversity, equity and inclusion programs are on the chopping block at UNC System schools — part of a trend in Republican-led states. Supporters of the programs see an effort to help students whose communities have long faced discrimination. Critics say they’ve become too political, and they say eliminating the programs could save the state millions of dollars. UNC System officials are expected to vote to cut the programs this week. WRAL State Government Reporter Will Doran breaks it all down.

    • 14 min
    An effort to crack down on protesters bans masks worn for health reasons

    An effort to crack down on protesters bans masks worn for health reasons

    State lawmakers want to stop protesters from wearing masks. This week, a bill that passed the state senate would make it illegal to wear masks in public even when worn for health reasons. People who need them would need to weigh breaking the law against protecting themselves. WRAL Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie explains what experts say about the legality of this potential ban.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

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Excellent!

Great podcast for perspective of what’s going on in the local area. Seems unbiased and politically balanced. Just straight news. I love it.

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