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Wicked Weather 05: Hurricane Fran

1/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:24:16

Wicked Weather 06: Hurricane Floyd

1/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:24:22

Wicked Weather 04: Twist of Fate

12/21/2018
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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 tornados of the past and looks to the future as advancements in...

Duration:00:24:42

Wicked Weather 03: Hurricane Hazel

12/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:24:05

Wicked Weather 02: The Science of Climate Change with Greg Fishel

12/6/2018
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This season the WRAL Doc Podcast is all about Wicked Weather, covering the storms that have made history in North Carolina. But before we take a look back, we thought it was important to cover some recent developments in the science of severe weather. The National Climate Assessment was released in November to much discussion, but what does the report really mean? How is our climate changing, and how does that affect our weather? Will the storms and hurricanes we're talking about get...

Duration:00:37:58

Season 1: Introducing Wicked Weather

11/28/2018
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Season 1 of the WRAL Doc Podcast focuses on the unpredictable world of weather, telling the stories of four of the most devastating storms to ever hit North Carolina -- hurricanes Hazel, Floyd, Fran and Florence. "Wicked Weather" debuts Nov. 28, 2018.

Duration:00:02:57

Wicked Weather 01: Hurricane Florence - 75 Hours

11/28/2018
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Hurricane Florence is the most recent chapter in North Carolina's long, destructive history with Wicked Weather. But when the storm hits, who breaks the news? This episode of the WRAL Doc Podcast takes you inside WRAL's 75 hours of continuous coverage, profiling the men and women who worked around the clock and against Mother Nature to get the word out and keep people safe as the hurricane raged on.

Duration:00:25:05

Conversations with His Molester Ep. 1: The Priest

11/13/2018
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Michael Mack, who always wanted to be a priest, is abused by his Catholic priest in Brevard at age 11.

Duration:00:10:54

Conversations with His Molester Ep. 2: Questions

11/13/2018
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Michael Mack's questions about what happened to him and why lead him on a journey for answers that he hopes he'll find in a conversation with his molester.

Duration:00:11:25

Conversations with His Molester Ep. 3: Answers

11/13/2018
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Michael Mack's journey leads him to answers but not to the questions he was asking.

Duration:00:10:07

Conversations with His Molester Ep. 4: Healing

11/13/2018
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Michael Mack discovers that the conversations he needed to have were with a far bigger audience than just his molester.

Duration:00:07:21