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North Carolina Courage players stand and kneel during the national anthem on May 22, 2022 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
Mitchell Northam
Compared to 2019, the Courage are averaging 1,451 fewer fans per home game this regular season, a decrease of more than 24%. Some fans point to the re-signing of Jaelene Daniels — and the club's response — as the reason for the dip in attendance.
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  • Republican legislative leaders have come to a budget deal. The nearly $28 billion proposal is expected to receive bipartisan backing by the end of the week. However, it does not include Medicaid expansion, likely leaving the governor less than thrilled. Meanwhile, the General Assembly short session is nearing a conclusion. WRAL Statehouse reporter Travis Fain stops by to size up the session, and talk about some pieces of legislation that are going nowhere.
  • The legality of abortion is now left up to the states, and in North Carolina, it’s future is uncertain.
  • Sexuality educator, researcher and writer Jane Fleishman talks more about her mission to promote sexual wellness in older people. Jane says it’s never too late to achieve pleasure. | Thanks to our sponsor Silver Singles. More at
  • An illustration of white coffee mugs filled with various kinds of coffee beverages on a pink and white background. The view is from above, so the contents of each of the mugs is visible. The coffee mug at the center has a light brown liquid in it with the image of a brain. To the right of that mug is the word “Caffeinated” written in cursive.
    Charnel Hunter
    Anita comes from a tea-drinking family, but she's happiest when she's holding a mug of coffee the size of her face. For years, she's been reading headlines about why coffee is "good" for you, but she's not sure where myth ends and fact begins. So, she turns to the experts: Dr. Rao (her dad) is back to explain why coffee makes you poop, and how it affects your gut. A neuroscientist tells her about what her brain is doing once coffee hits her system. And two folks with deep ties to java talk about coffee culture, from bean to brew.
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