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“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly public radio program featuring researchers, practitioners, and professionals discussing their work 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 Sunday nights at 6:30 PM EST in the Raleigh-Durham, NC, media market (and also are streamed internationally through WNCU) and are available online the Wednesday following the original airing. WNCU produces the show with major underwriting from the nonprofit RTI International.

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Jul 17, 2019

We often think of popular music as the product of a single person or group. What if we understood music to be a much more collaborative effort than that? On this episode we talk with Thomas Brothers, professor of music at Duke University, about his latest book, Help!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic...

Jul 3, 2019

What should we teach our children in school about values? In this episode, we talk with Ian MacMullen. He teaches at Duke University and is author of multiple books including Civics Beyond Critics: Character Education in a Liberal Democracy.

Jun 26, 2019

This episode features student-produced stories from the Duke University Social Science Radio Workshop. All of the stories highlight aspects of student life.

Jun 12, 2019

Does being a parent affect your political outlook? On this episode, we discuss work by Laurel Elder of Hartwick College and Steven Greene of North Carolina State University that sheds light on this question.

Jun 5, 2019

People with low household income can face challenges in achieving energy efficiency that could ease some cost concerns. On this episode, we bring together university, commercial, and government perspectives to discuss what we can do about that challenge as we talk with Anne Tazewell of North Carolina State University,...