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The WRAL Doc podcast is a companion series to WRAL Doc television and digital documentaries. Produced by the award-winning documentary filmmakers from Capitol Broadcasting Company. Subscribe to get all our seasons. Watch at wraldocumentary.com

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The WRAL Doc podcast is a companion series to WRAL Doc television and digital documentaries. Produced by the award-winning documentary filmmakers from Capitol Broadcasting Company. Subscribe to get all our seasons. Watch at wraldocumentary.com

    The Aftermath of Opioid Overdose

    The Aftermath of Opioid Overdose

    Six years ago, Jim Gray and Sandy Tabor-Gray lost their son, Michael, to a heroin overdose. His death was as devastating as you’d imagine, made all the more so because Michael left behind two small children, twins, too young to understand what happened to their dad. With the twins’ mother out of the picture, Jim and Sandy reentered the world of young-kid parenthood, something they never expected to do this late in life. In stories of addiction, much as with any disease, we often talk about prevention, or the shock and tragedy of someone's death. We fade to black at the funeral, roll credits. But this is a story of the aftermath, about those left to live on once the unthinkable has happened. And about how Jim and Sandy responded when the twins began asking difficult questions about their dad, his death, and all that came before.
    To hear more of Michael Tabor-Gray's story and North Carolina's fight against the opioid epidemic, watch the new WRAL Documentary, Finding a Fix, available now on YouTube. 
    The WRAL Doc Podcast is a production of WRAL Documentary, part of the Capitol Broadcasting Podcast Network. This episode was written, produced, and hosted by Cliff Bumgardner. 
    Search for more great CBC shows on your podcast app of choice, or go to WRAL.com and search "podcast" to see them all in one place. 

    • 28 min
    Wicked Weather 07: What's Next?

    Wicked Weather 07: What's Next?

    All season the WRAL Doc Podcast has explored Wicked Weather - telling stories of some of the fiercest storms ever to strike North Carolina. But as the season wraps up, it's worth diverting our eyes from the past to look toward the future.
    Are storms getting worse? How is forecasting keeping pace? How can we prepare?
    This week, experts in the field help us answer these questions and more as we look at what's next in Wicked Weather.
    This episode features Kieran Bhatia, Greg Fishel, Jay Barnes, Elizabeth Gardner and Steve Abbott. Hosted by Cliff Bumgardner

    • 20 min
    Wicked Weather 06: Hurricane Floyd

    Wicked Weather 06: Hurricane Floyd

    Throughout this season, the WRAL Doc Podcast has talked about the destruction that follows Wicked Weather and the impact a single storm can have. But what happens when it isn't just one storm, but two separate weather events mere weeks apart, setting the stage for unprecedented destruction?
    That's the situation surrounding one of the most infamous and talked-about hurricanes in North Carolina history: Floyd.
    This week, we look back at the record-breaking storm and how changes in flood mapping hope to prevent such a disaster from ever happening again.
    This episode features appearances by Greg Fishel, Jeff Orrock, Bill Leslie, Jimmy Tickel, Joe Rudek, Scott Stephens, Sam Knight, Delia Perkins, John Dorman, Mark Brown and Fred Turnage. 

    • 25 min
    Wicked Weather 05: Hurricane Fran

    Wicked Weather 05: Hurricane Fran

    For many, when you say the word "Hurricane," Fran is what comes to mind.
    One of the deadliest and most costly storms in North Carolina history, Fran came ashore as a category three hurricane in September 1996, dropping 19 inches of rain on the state and causing destruction from the coast to the capitol.
    This week, the WRAL Doc Podcast looks back at the stories and legacy the storm left behind.
    This episode features: Greg Fishel, Jim Payne, Bill Leslie, Debra Morgan, Brett Baier, Jay Barnes, David Crabtree, Renee McCoy, Amanda Lamb, Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Cliff Bumgardner and Francis Lai.

    • 25 min
    Wicked Weather 04: Twist of Fate

    Wicked Weather 04: Twist of Fate

    While North Carolina is known for its tumultuous relationship with hurricanes, there's another, even faster type of wicked weather we encounter more often than you might think: Tornadoes. 
    Swift, deadly and difficult to predict, the terrifying funnels have had a destructive impact on our state and frustrated meteorologists for decades. 
    In this episode, the WRAL Doc Podcast examines personal stories from some of the deadliest tornadoes of the past and looks to the future as advancements in technology and forecasting a change the way we think about tornadoes and how to save lives.

    • 25 min
    Wicked Weather 03: Hurricane Hazel

    Wicked Weather 03: Hurricane Hazel

    North Carolina has a long history with Wicked Weather, but of all the landmark storms to befall the state, perhaps none is more infamous than Hazel. 
    The first and only category four hurricane ever to make landfall in the state, Hazel came ashore in October of 1954 and caused levels of destruction still talked about today. 
    In this episode, the WRAL Doc podcast looks back at the legendary superstorm, three incredible first-person survival stories, and the legacy the storm left behind. 

    • 24 min

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