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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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Feb 28, 2018

Almost 13 years ago, Hurricane Katrina landed in Louisiana and displaced thousands of people, including children. What happened to the children who lived through that traumatic experience? In this episode, Dr. Lori Peek joins us to discuss a 7-year-long research project she co-led about the ways the catastrophic event...

Feb 21, 2018

Segregation comes in many forms. Sometimes segregation is obvious, but often times, it is subtle. In this episode, we explore the ways transportation patterns and infrastructure reflect social dynamics and segregation. Darius Scott joins us to discuss how his use of oral history has illuminated segregation and...

Feb 14, 2018

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games began amidst a worldwide conversation about doping and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). And only a few days after the opening ceremonies, a speedskater was banned for testing positive for PEDs.

In this episode, we explore what we should do about the presence of PEDs in...

Jan 31, 2018

How are university students seeing the connections between science and everyday life? In this episode, we feature stories from Duke and North Carolina Central University students about the ways science affects our lives. We will hear about the peer review process, synesthesia and the senses, the vaquita, and clean energy.

Jan 24, 2018

Climate change is an issue that has permeated public discourse and political debate. But we don't often talk about potential strategies to address climate change that the private sector might provide. In this episode, author and Vanderbilt professor Michael P. Vandenbergh joins us to discuss various ideas based on his...