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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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Apr 11, 2018

Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 American states according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many of these trafficking victims are minors. In this episode, Dean Duncan of UNC-Chapel Hill and Deborah Gibbs of RTI International discuss their research on the trafficking of minors in the United States.


Mar 28, 2018

Fashion influences more than your appearance. How you look affects the ways we function and perform in society and how others treat us. In this episode, we speak with Emily Law (NC State University) about the relationships between what we wear and how we perform in the world. We also feature a special segment from...


Mar 21, 2018

We often celebrate the potential and promise of children and adolescents in American society. If we believe youth are a force for the betterment of society, how do we empower them?

Eric Johnson (RTI International) and Chris Suggs (student) join us to share how their media, research, and advocacy initiatives are working...


Mar 14, 2018

New York Times writer James Ryerson recently wrote about the reproducibility crisis in science. It is a topic that has garnered many news headlines lately. What is the problem? Should we worry that some study results can't be reproduced or replicated? What can we do about it? We talk with three of the co-authors of a...


Mar 8, 2018

How has the label Asian American changed over the years? What implications does the label have regarding identity and our culture? In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Ho—author of Racial Ambiguity in Contemporary Asian American Culture—joins us to discuss the idea of being Asian American. We also hear from correspondent...