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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.

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English


Episodes

Mobile sports betting sign-up opens with just weeks to go before launch

3/1/2024
Today, future bettors are opening mobile sports betting accounts for the first time in North Carolina. Wagering in the state begins on March 11. WRAL Sports Investigative Reporter Brian Murphy talks about two big steps toward launch day that happened this week.

Duration:00:13:05

The Underground Railroad

2/29/2024
There are reminders of slavery across North Carolina, from the mountains to the coast. Only in facing and truly examining this past can we embrace a diverse and inclusive community and try to prevent future atrocities. WRAL history reporter Heather Leah went to the places that remind us in a very tangible way that slavery thrived here and spoke to the experts about how it impacted our state’s culture. In this episode, she shares her reporting and her insights with us. https://www.wral.com/underground-railroad-tree-guilford-woods-escaping-slavery-history/20137259/ https://www.wral.com/false-bottom-wagon-look-inside-this-200-year-old-hiding-space-for-escaping-slavery/20152099/ https://www.wral.com/secret-passageways-and-freedom-roads-remnants-of-the-underground-railroad-in-nc/19205696/

Duration:00:20:42

Weather warm up signals the start of spring

2/28/2024
Tulips are popping up and trees are beginning to bud and bloom. It's a sure sign that spring is here in North Carolina. WRAL Meteorologist Kat Campbell joins Ali Ingersoll to talk about the shift in season and how to prepare for a time when we see the most severe weather.

Duration:00:13:38

NC seeing increased risk for wildfires

2/27/2024
A year after the Canadian wildfires began, scientists are still talking about the devastating blazes that tore thorugh forests up north and they're concerned about where these fires could pop up in the future, including here in our state. WRAL's Climate Change reporter, Liz McLaughlin joins Ali Ingersoll to discuss the factors contributing to the heightened risk.

Duration:00:12:13

A bitter battle for NC's lone toss-up congressional district

2/26/2024
Republicans hoping to flip one of the nation’s longest-held Democratic congressional seats are trading a barrage of attacks about their past transgressions and electability — a primary battle that could affect the GOP’s chances in North Carolina’s lone toss-up congressional district. WRAL State Government Reporter Paul Specht explains.

Duration:00:16:08

Before the Biltmore, there was Shiloh

2/23/2024
Most North Carolinians are familiar with the Biltmore Mansion but many don't know who lived on the land before it was built. It turns out the land the sprawling estate sits on used to be a Black neighborhood called Shiloh. WRAL News Anchor Gerald Owens explains his special connection to Shiloh and what he learned on a recent visit.

Duration:00:13:52

Court documents show a UNC football player was going 124 mph before a crash that killed a student

2/22/2024
New details continue to come out in the case of a crash that killed a UNC student. Ten people are facing charges in the January 21 crash. WRAL Investigates Sarah Krueger got new court documents that show a UNC football player charged was going more than 100 miles per hour before the crash.

Duration:00:11:45

Primary primer: getting you ready to hit the polls

2/21/2024
Early voting is underway across the state and the North Carolina primary is less than two weeks away. WRAL’s NC Capitol bureau chief, Laura Leslie sits down with Ali Ingersoll to share everything you need to know to get ready to hit the polls.

Duration:00:15:07

St. Augustine's accreditation in question amid financial fiasco

2/20/2024
St. Augustine's University's interim president is preparing for an appeals hearing regarding the school's accreditation. WRAL's Matt Talhelm untangles how the HBCU wound up in this situation, joining Ali Ingersoll to share what we know and the many unknowns that remain.

Duration:00:17:06

Will Durham sickouts lead to more curbs on labor protests?

2/19/2024
Sickouts by school employees in Durham are the latest effort by government employees to push for better pay. The effort is now drawing the attention of state lawmakers, inviting discussion of whether to ban sickouts by government workers in the future. WRAL State Government Reporter Will Doran explains.

Duration:00:12:48

How Black movie goers in 1960's Durham desegregated the box office

2/16/2024
In this week's deep dive into local Black History, we look at how young people fought for equal treatment at movie theaters. WRAL's Lora Lavigne walks us through protests at the Carolina Theatre in Durham that would pave the way for change across the country.

Duration:00:16:26

Durham Public Schools lays out plan after pay issues, protests and lost school days

2/15/2024
The district's interim superintendent and school board chair talked about how they can regain order in DPS as conflict over a pay issue continues. WRAL's Monica Casey was inside that press conference and explains what we can expect for a special meeting planned Thursday.

Duration:00:15:16

Remembering Deputy Sheriff Christopher Johnson

2/14/2024
A community is in mourning following the sudden death of a deputy. Chelsea Donovan joins Ali Ingersoll to talk about the tribute.

Duration:00:10:52

About one out of every five cars on NC roads is behind on inspection

2/13/2024
Possibly thousands of cars are driving around North Carolina with outdated inspections. The number is unkown because many police agencies have changed policies so officers cannot use this regulatory violation as the sole reason they're pulling over someone. WRAL Investigates producer Randell Kerr talks with Ali Ingersoll about what they found and why it’s difficult to track this info.

Duration:00:14:06

How NC students rebounded from pandemic learning loss

2/12/2024
North Carolina students have gained back about four months of the learning they lost during pandemic school closures, new data shows. The turnaround follows intensive tutoring efforts and hundreds of new hires, but it’s in jeopardy as billions of federal dollars for those efforts are set to dry up. WRAL Education Insider Emily Walkenhorst discusses the turnaround and what’s next for programs and employees responsible for the rebound.

Duration:00:13:15

Preserving the Method Community's legacy of service

2/9/2024
Just inside the beltline sits the historic Method neighborhood, founded by free Black men after the Civil War. The community's story and character are being preserved by people who grew up there. WRAL's Julian Grace explores how neighbors are making sure its past and present is remembered in the future.

Duration:00:16:33

Lots of schools are using weapons detectors--how effective are they?

2/8/2024
As school districts grapple with school safety, many are turning away from metal detectors in favor of weapons detectors. They use more sophisticated sensors and artificial intelligence. WRAL Investigates Senior Producer Randall Kerr put those weapons to the test.

Duration:00:14:10

What is the deal with Durham Public Schools? A deep dive into the weeks of protests

2/7/2024
Durham leaders are preparing to meet for a special board meeting to discuss personnel and legal matters. The meeting is coming after days of protests which closed several schools around the county. Durham reporter Monica Casey's joins Ali Ingersoll to share what to expect from the meeting.

Duration:00:15:08

Despite 40 cancer cases discovered, WRAL learned NC State requested an end to federal investigation into Poe Hall

2/6/2024
Two months after a NC state building closed down due to the presence of toxic chemicals, WRAL's Keely Arthur learned more than 40 people who worked in Poe Hall or were students attending classes there have been diagnosed with cancer. And despite people working there calling for an investigation, the university requested that the federal government doesn’t continue forward with that. Ali Ingersoll talks with Keely about the new developments.

Duration:00:14:53

What to expect with the PNC expansion project

2/5/2024
PNC arena is getting a major facelift and the entire area around the arena will look different too. Not only does that mean more businesses, venues and people – but it’ll be generating significantly more money, too. Ali Ingersoll talks with WRAL Investigative Sports Journalist Brian Murphy about the economic impact related to the renovation and expansion.

Duration:00:17:10