Put your thinking caps on! Or as WRAL puts it, get your crania in gear for Brain Game, the smartest 30 minutes on television. WRAL, Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., kicked off its high school quiz program for 2022 with a new partner and location, Wake Tech Community College.
The latest WRAL Documentary, Critical Term: Why are Black Mothers and Babies Dying, reveals that Black mothers are three to four times more likely to die in childbirth compared to white mothers who are similarly positioned according to the Centers for Disease Control. According to researchers, 60% of these deaths are preventable.
In 2021, Durham, N.C., recorded its deadliest year yet. Gun violence is at an all-time high, and it shows no signs of slowing down. WRAL, Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate there, is airing a new documentary that investigates how local officials are tackling the problem.
Pandemic Generation: Kids in Crisis shines a light on the real, lasting impacts of remote learning, quarantine and the uncertainty children endured over the past two years.
WRAL Raleigh, N.C., has released a new podcast that re-examines the murder of James Jordan, father of basketball star Michael Jordan. “The intimacy of audio allows us to take listeners deeply into the lives of all the central characters in this real life tragedy,” says Shelly Leslie, head of streaming and podcasting for the station’s owner Capitol Broadcasting.
WRAL, Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., welcomed back returning employees and thanked those who never left, with a week-long celebration last week, Week of Welcome or WOW.
Aquaculture, or the farming of fish and seafood, is a thriving industry that brings more than $60 million in revenue to North Carolina each year.
“It is important that we let viewers know in Durham and other places that we are really interested in what is happening there, we are committed to covering what is making news where they live and work,” says Rick Gall, WRAL’s news director.
WRAL Raleigh, N.C., wants viewers to talk back to it and has launched new technology that lets viewers record what they think on a variety of topics and share those thoughts that end up in WRAL newscasts.
FX Design Group gets three nominations in the Promax North America Station Summit Awards 2020 for its designs for KOIN in Portland, Oregon: WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina; and WITI in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.