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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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Mar 29, 2017

What is the state of public health in India today? Representatives from RTI Global India join us to discuss the work they are doing around noncommunicable diseases in India. We also hear a special feature from Alyssa Jordan on how youths are working with policy makers to reduce teen smoking rates. 

Mar 22, 2017

Why do some communities fare better than others in responding to natural disasters? Is there a correlation between neighborhood camaraderie and disaster recovery? Daniel Aldrich of Northeastern University discusses how building resilience in communities could improve recovery efforts based on his work and experience in New Orleans, Japan, and India. 

Mar 15, 2017

Despite the fact that we are all aging, only a small percentage of adults think about their long-term care needs. Even less actually pay for long-term care insurance. We discuss why this happens and what the perceptions are around aging and long-term care with Joshua Wiener.

 

Mar 8, 2017

What exactly is uncertainty? How do people deal with this concept in science and in their everyday lives? Novelist Chrissy Kolaya joins us to discuss the idea of uncertainty as it relates to her novel, Charmed Particles, which explores public attitudes towards science and the fear of the unknown.

Mar 1, 2017

Despite the United States being as diverse as it is, people don't always benefit from interactions with individuals who've had different experiences than themselves. What's the consequence of our separation? How do people from different social groups interact with one another? Duke Professor Sarah Gaither helps us navigate these questions. We also hear a special segment from McCall Wells about refugees in America. 

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