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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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Dec 21, 2016

We've all seen cute cat videos online, but why do they stir our emotions? Jessica Gall Myrick joins us to discuss why media content elicits such strong emotional responses.

Dec 14, 2016

"I think public intellectuals have a responsibility - to be self-critical on the one hand, to do serious, nuanced work rigorously executed; but to also be able to get off those perches and out of those ivory towers and speak to the real people who make decisions" (Michael Eric Dyson). RTI's innovative new program, RTI...

Dec 7, 2016

How can society curb the impact of natural disasters? Gavin Smith, director for the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence, shares his perspectives on hazard mitigation and how to plan for longterm resilience. 

Nov 23, 2016

Economic uncertainty has many authors. Predatory loans are an important part of the equation. In this episode, Peter Skillern of Reinvestment Partners joins us to talk about financial literacy and intervention.  


Nov 15, 2016

How can we understand racial disparities in income? Join us as we talk with Duke University researchers from Data+ about their findings from the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color.