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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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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 21, 2016

We've all seen cute cat videos online, but why do they stir our emotions? Jessica Gall Myrick joins us to discuss why media content elicits such strong emotional responses.

Dec 14, 2016

"I think public intellectuals have a responsibility - to be self-critical on the one hand, to do serious, nuanced work rigorously executed; but to also be able to get off those perches and out of those ivory towers and speak to the real people who make decisions" (Michael Eric Dyson). RTI's innovative new program, RTI Scholars, is meant to bridge the work of university faculty members with the public sphere. In this episode, we speak with Jackie Olich and two current RTI scholars about the program and its importance.

Dec 7, 2016

How can society curb the impact of natural disasters? Gavin Smith, director for the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence, shares his perspectives on hazard mitigation and how to plan for longterm resilience. 

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