In the Top Stories on Tap rundown, Laura, Jason and Michael start with fiber optic Internet being brought to the Triangle by Duke and MCNC, and what that means for the furthest reaches of our region.

Our friends at American Underground in Durham are making an emphatic and humorous response to WeWork’s meat ban with their own “meat-up.” Fortnite’s fame has added another billionaire to the list of North Carolina entrepreneurs. Plus, the team pays tribute to Larry Stefen after hearing of his passing, and talk about what he meant to the tech and startup community in the Triangle.

And Eppin Pharma is jumping into the unknown space of male contraceptive pills.

Before the break, Jason has some thoughts concerning Elon Musk and his vision for humanity.

We end the show with Michael and WRAL TechWire Editor Rick Smith down in Wilmington for Tek Mountain’s 3rd annual Summer Bash. They sit down with the Senior Director of the Wilmington co-working space, Sean Alhum, and talk about the history of tech and innovation in southeast North Carolina.