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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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Mar 25, 2015

How can people improve their chances to get a job? U.S. Department of Education Acting Assistant Secretary Johan Uvin, researchers and business leaders discuss how the job market is changing. We discuss the general Employability Skills Framework, education policy, and the economy.

For insight on the Employability Skills Framework, visit: http://cte.ed.gov/employabilityskills/ 

Mar 19, 2015

In this episode, we discuss the future of medicine through genetic testing. Cynthia Powell, Julianne O'Daniel and Megan Lewis are part of the NC NEXUS team studying newborn screening and the public's understanding of genetics.

Mar 11, 2015

We're celebrating International Women's Day with our guests Wendee Wechsberg and Kyla Kurian, who discuss gender, sexuality and health research.

Feb 25, 2015

Award-winning researcher Pam Lattimore discusses the transition from prison to society.

Feb 18, 2015

Curt Coomes and Terry Munn join us for a discussion on HIV prevention and research ethics. They share stories of health promotion research involving local community groups along with some of the challenges faced. 

Feb 11, 2015

Campus sexual assault continues to be a major issue. We talk a lot about the media's portrayal of sexual assault in universities, but have you wondered how scientists are researching this issue? Olivia Silber Ashley and Chris Krebs join the show to discuss new research addressing campus sexual assault.

 
 
Jan 28, 2015

Kyle Bradbury and Mike Gallaher join us to discuss energy use around the world. Also, learn some tips on how a few changes in the home can result in major savings. 

Jan 21, 2015

Researcher and community organizer, Dr. Phillip Graham, joins our show to discuss teen violence, substance use, and prevention. 

Jan 16, 2015

What is college "undermatching" and why does it matter? Dr. Alexandria Walton Radford discusses her book, "Top Student, Top School? How Social Class Shapes Where Valedictorians go to College" on our January 11th show.

Jan 8, 2015

Dr. Kelle Barrick joins The Measure of Everyday Life to discuss human trafficking. The episode also highlights how sex trafficking is portrayed in the media with insights from Drs. Anne Johnston and Barbara Friedman of The Uiversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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