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The Measure of Everyday Life

“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly interview program, hosted by Dr. Brian Southwell, featuring social science researchers who endeavor to improve the human condition. Independent Weekly has called the show ‘unexpected’ and ‘diverse’ and notes that the show ‘brings big questions to radio.' Episodes air each Sunday night from 6:30 – 7 p.m. in the Durham listening area and a podcast of each show is available online the Wednesday following the original airing. The show is made possible by RTI International. Have thoughts on the show? Let your voice be heard by rating us. You can also join the conversation on Twitter by following @MeasureRadio.
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Dec 23, 2015

What can we learn about the future of public health leadership from someone with a dental degree? Plenty. Dr. Leah Devlin joins us for a discussion on government innovation and public health.

 
 
Dec 16, 2015

Do people understand the Affordable Care Act? We discuss health policy and public opinion with the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and AARP.

 
 
Dec 9, 2015

We explore the health needs of transgender people with three special guests, including Dr. Sari Reisner of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Scout of LGBT HealthLink at CenterLink, and Dr. Monica Scales of RTI International. Veronica Thomas joins us with an extended feature.

Dec 2, 2015

Paul Weisenfeld joins us to discuss Haiti's response after the major earthquake that shook the region five years ago.

Nov 26, 2015

We met with researchers from Google and RTI International to discuss insights on how and why we search for information.

Nov 18, 2015

We try something different this week, with a string of guests from the 2015 Southern Association for Public Opinion Research (SAPOR) conference to discuss the fascinating range of public opinion research. Along the way, we discuss religion, terrorism, and the Affordable Care Act.

 
Nov 11, 2015

Pioneering scholar Dr. Larry Gross joins us for a discussion on sexual orientation research and civil rights.

Nov 4, 2015

In this episode, we discuss the science of rebuilding human services and infrastructures along with the lessons learned from such efforts. Dr. Jean Lambert Chalachala and Dr. Derick Brinkerhoff join us for the discussion.

 

Oct 28, 2015

Is seeing believing? In this episode, we explore the idea of behavioral modeling, indicating that people learn best by being shown rather than by being told what to do. Patient education experts Peter Orton and Bruce Kennedy join us to discuss this topic.

Oct 22, 2015

The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs) has increased dramatically in the past few years. Drs. Annice Kim and Matthew Farrelly join us a for a discussion on the emergence of e-cigarettes and consumer behavior research.

Oct 14, 2015

Susan Carroll and Carlos Juárez, researchers from Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, join us for a discussion on promoting peace in a world beset by conflict. 

 

 
Oct 7, 2015

How can we die well? Dr. Laura Hanson and Franziska Rokoske join us to discuss end of life care.

Oct 1, 2015

Dr. Daniel Vermeer is the Executive Director of Duke University's Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment. He joins us to discuss corporate sustainability. 

 

Sep 23, 2015

Kevin Davis and Scott Novak join us for a discussion on legalized marijuana and its' implication for policy change at the state and federal level. 

Sep 16, 2015

Researchers Drs. Jen Uhrig and Jessica Fitts Willoughby join us for a discussion on cell phones and sexual health interventions.

Sep 2, 2015

Dr. Maulin C Herring--Professor, police officer, and church elder--joins us to discuss the intersection of public safety research and faith-based communities. 

Aug 26, 2015

Drs. Marcie Cohen Ferris and Alice Ammerman discuss the intersection of food and social science. We also have a special feature by our food correspondent, Jen Isherwood, who highlights the local food initiative in North Carolina. 

Aug 19, 2015

Dr. Jamie Guillory discusses the benefits and harms of social media and cell phones in this week's episode.

Aug 12, 2015

Dr. Rupert Nacoste, psychology professor at North Carolina State University, joins us to discuss neodiversity, interpersonal relationships, and race. 

Aug 5, 2015

Troy Livingston and Elizabeth Fleming, of the Museum of Life and Science, join us to discuss innovations and learning initiatives occurring in science museums. 

Jul 29, 2015

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez joins us to discuss the relationship between transporation and the built environment, and how such link affects daily commutes. 

Jul 22, 2015

Dr. Barri Burrus joins us to discuss the lives of teens, and how their families play a role in their health development.

Jul 15, 2015

UNC Vice Chancellor Barbara Entwisle joins us to discuss geography and everyday life.

Jul 1, 2015

Is the Internet a public space to which everyone has a fundamental right of inclusion? Tori Ekstrand and Amy Helburn join us in a discussion on disability policy and inclusion research.

Jun 24, 2015

How do you sell brotherhood like you sell soap? Dr. Craig Lefebvre joins us to discuss the fascinating work occurring with social marketing and public health.

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