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Tested is a hard look at how North Carolina and its neighbors face the day's challenges.

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  • The major health care program that serves low-income and disabled North Carolinians is getting a major overhaul on July 1. But some Medicaid beneficiaries are frustrated and confused about what their care will look like after the transformation.
  • The bridge over the Oregon Inlet on North Carolina's Outer Banks is vital to the residents of Hatteras Island, so it's hard to imagine there was a time when there were serious disagreements about building the bridge in the first place.
  • A multimillion dollar jail expansion proposal in Haywood County is causing a rift within the community and raising questions about the importance of rehabilitation and the effectiveness of incarceration.
  • Host Kamaya Truitt examines the ongoing push to rethink the role of school resource officers in North Carolina’s public schools.
  • Trevon Logan, distinguished Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University, talks about some of the origins of contemporary Black names in the United States.
  • Host Naomi Prioleau checks in with Prince and Laurette Mushunju about their experience emigrating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and how they are trying to bring family members to the U.S. We also hear from Megan Shepard, the director of Church World Service in Greensboro, about the organization's efforts to help refugees land on their feet when they come to the Triad.
  • Host Dave DeWitt speaks with WUNC education reporter Liz Schlemmer about the ongoing tenure controversy involving Nikole Hannah-Jones and UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Host Rebecca Martinez explores the history and impact of racist housing covenants, and spotlights a new effort to uncover them.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fully vaccinated people can ditch their facemasks, for the most part. But some are still uneasy about taking it off in public and others are confused about exceptions to the rules.
  • Host Rusty Jacobs discusses proposed changes to North Carolina's anti-riot statute with activists, lawmakers, business owners and a civil liberties advocate.