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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 25, 2020

In this moment of change, new technologies offer both promise and peril for many people. What if the car in which you were riding could park itself? For some people, that scenario is no longer hypothetical and is a real possibility. On this episode, we talk with Nathan Tenhundfeld of the University of Alabama...


Mar 18, 2020

If you own a mobile phone or a laptop computer, chances are good that you logged onto a social media platform very recently to check on the latest. What roles should social media be playing in our lives? On this episode, we talk with Philip Napoli of Duke University about his new book, “Social Media and the...


Mar 11, 2020

When you use computers in your everyday life, how often do you think about computer security? What does the concept of security even mean to researchers and computer professionals at this moment? What should everyone know about security and privacy? On this episode, we talk with engineer and book author Carey Parker...


Mar 4, 2020

New prevention technologies can help prevent HIV transmission and are being tested in various parts of the world. In this episode, we talk with Ariana Katz and Elizabeth Montgomery of RTI International about their work in East and Southern Africa to support women’s acceptance and continued use of HIV prevention tools.


Feb 26, 2020

Each of us lives in a physical place with homes and gathering places and natural landmarks yet we also can be distracted by communication technology. How can noticing where you live affect your understanding of weather and science? On this episode, we talk with an innovative team of researchers and partners from the...