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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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Sep 27, 2017

Climate change and other environmental problems are complex and difficult to address. So how are policymakers tackling these issues? One way is through systems modeling.

In this episode, we chat with Todd BenDor, an environmental planner and professor who applies systems thinking in his work.

Sep 20, 2017

On August 17, 2017, The Washington Post published an article by two UNC researchers about the rhetoric of white supremacy and racism. In this episode, we speak with the authors of the piece about their study and the public's response to...

Sep 13, 2017

Researchers tend to emphasize nuance and subtleties. Duke University sociology professor Kieran Healy worries about this emphasis. In this episode, Dr. Healy shares why seeking nuances often serves as a trap and can hinder theory development, and what it means for social research.