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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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Jul 26, 2017

The U.S. has witnessed thousands of news reports about people dying during the process of being arrested. Have the frequency of these deaths increased over time? We speak with a researcher who uses Artificial Intelligence to track reports of arrest-related deaths and emerging patterns.

Jul 19, 2017

Energy development is multifaceted, and efforts to tap new energy sources can affect various aspect of society. In Mexico, wind energy has started to change the energy landscape, but some efforts have met with community-level challenges. Researchers from the Wilson Center and Duke University discuss their investigation...

Jul 12, 2017


Hollywood often depicts disabilities as tragic conditions or opportunity for valiant struggles. The reality is that not everyone with a disability is a famous character needing to overcome a disability. In this episode, we feature the voices of people who are living healthy lives despite their disabilities, and we...