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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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May 17, 2017

The ability to read and understand words is immensely powerful. Yet, many societies around the world have a high percentage of adults who can't read. How do we improve global literacy rates? Jennae Bulat shares lessons learned about international literacy education through her work at RTI International.


May 10, 2017

Communities have the power to enrich and better the life of people, but community groups often don't use the resources that exist around them. Why is that? How can we bridge the gap between research and community action? In this episode, Jennifer Bowles and John Killeen discuss the many ways institutions can step up...


May 3, 2017

We've come to a point where the word "surveys" no longer triggers images of someone walking door-to-door interviewing people. Cell phones, tablets, and other devices are changing the ways surveys are conducted, though researchers are still discovering the best ways to ask questions. In this episode, the authors...


Apr 27, 2017

Policy can have major implications with the ways we live our everyday lives. But how do policy nuances unleash this broad social change? Deondra Rose of Duke University shares stories of her research on how social policies have altered the American landscape.


Apr 12, 2017

Math is known to induce anxiety in many people. How can we restructure the way we teach math to improve confidence with a subject so important in our society? Psychology researcher Lisa Fazio joins us to discuss her novel work on math education in public schools and what she has learn about teaching...