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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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Oct 1, 2015

Dr. Daniel Vermeer is the Executive Director of Duke University's Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment. He joins us to discuss corporate sustainability. 

 

Sep 23, 2015

Kevin Davis and Scott Novak join us for a discussion on legalized marijuana and its' implication for policy change at the state and federal level. 

Sep 16, 2015

Researchers Drs. Jen Uhrig and Jessica Fitts Willoughby join us for a discussion on cell phones and sexual health interventions.

Sep 2, 2015

Dr. Maulin C Herring--Professor, police officer, and church elder--joins us to discuss the intersection of public safety research and faith-based communities. 

Aug 26, 2015

Drs. Marcie Cohen Ferris and Alice Ammerman discuss the intersection of food and social science. We also have a special feature by our food correspondent, Jen Isherwood, who highlights the local food initiative in North Carolina. 

Aug 19, 2015

Dr. Jamie Guillory discusses the benefits and harms of social media and cell phones in this week's episode.

Aug 12, 2015

Dr. Rupert Nacoste, psychology professor at North Carolina State University, joins us to discuss neodiversity, interpersonal relationships, and race. 

Aug 5, 2015

Troy Livingston and Elizabeth Fleming, of the Museum of Life and Science, join us to discuss innovations and learning initiatives occurring in science museums. 

Jul 29, 2015

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez joins us to discuss the relationship between transporation and the built environment, and how such link affects daily commutes. 

Jul 22, 2015

Dr. Barri Burrus joins us to discuss the lives of teens, and how their families play a role in their health development.

Jul 15, 2015

UNC Vice Chancellor Barbara Entwisle joins us to discuss geography and everyday life.

Jul 1, 2015

Is the Internet a public space to which everyone has a fundamental right of inclusion? Tori Ekstrand and Amy Helburn join us in a discussion on disability policy and inclusion research.

Jun 24, 2015

How do you sell brotherhood like you sell soap? Dr. Craig Lefebvre joins us to discuss the fascinating work occurring with social marketing and public health.

Jun 18, 2015

We talk with expert Steve Dalton, from Duke University, about the science behind job searching.

Jun 15, 2015

In this special episode of The Measure of Everyday Life, we discuss the progression of public health over the years. We also have a chance to hear questions from the audience after the talk.

Jun 11, 2015

Why doesn't everyone wear seat belts? How do we get people to use seat belts? Bill Hall and Cynthia Augustine join us for a conversation on seat belts and social science.

Jun 4, 2015

How does human behavior affect natural resource management? Christopher Galik reviews the importance of forestry management and how it goes beyond preserving trees. 

May 20, 2015

We discuss the science behind the SNAP (or food stamps) program, how it has evolved over the years, and its impact on communities. 

May 13, 2015

We discuss how differences in racial and ethnic groups affect care for Alzheimer's Disease. 

May 6, 2015

U.S. Congressman David Price joins us to discuss affordable housing in the United States. We also get insight from Roberto Quercia, Director of the UNC Center for Community Capital. 

Apr 30, 2015

Russ Harris joins us to discuss cancer screening and the surprising controversies behind the practice.

Apr 22, 2015

How do scientists contribute to innovation? Leaders from The Consortium for Implementation Science join us to define the importance of dissemination and implementation science. 

Apr 15, 2015

 

In celebration of National Public Health Week, we visited UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to discuss the history of public health in front of a live audience. Anna Schenck and Debra Holden provide insight on how the past has influenced where we are today, and where we may be going in the future.

 

Apr 8, 2015

Vikram Rao to discuss the development of fossile fuels and its impact on U.S. and world economy. He also shares his experience writing "Shale Gas: The Promise and the Peril."

Apr 2, 2015

Tammeka Swinson Evans joins us to discuss health equity and disparities elimination.

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