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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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Mar 1, 2017

Despite the United States being as diverse as it is, people don't always benefit from interactions with individuals who've had different experiences than themselves. What's the consequence of our separation? How do people from different social groups interact with one another? Duke Professor Sarah Gaither helps...


Feb 22, 2017

Can virtual reality forever change human interactions? Laura Wagner joins us to discuss how virtual reality is revolutionizing social science research. 


Feb 15, 2017

How are cities evolving and changing? We explore this theme in three segments about gentrification, social entrepreneurship, and urban innovation as it relates to equity.


Feb 1, 2017

Helping students finish high school benefits us all. Communities in Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) is constantly working to show us why it matters to keep kids and adolescents in school. In this episode, Eric Hall, CEO and Founder of CISNC, joins us to discuss how they promote school retention.


Jan 25, 2017

Contrary to what we’re often told as children, words can hurt us just as badly as sticks and stones. Does that mean words should be subject to the same regulation as other weapons? We sat down with Duke professor of linguistics, Michael Newcity, and Washington Post reporter, Janell Ross, to explore freedom of speech,...