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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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Oct 26, 2017

Breastfeeding is a vital source of nourishment, but its practice has been contested in the U.S. What barriers to breastfeeding do women and families face? In this episode, we discuss Kimberly Seals Allers' new book, "The Big Let Down—How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding," and explore...

Oct 18, 2017

How is today's "smart machine age" transforming our society? In this episode, University of Virginia professor Edward Hess shares how technology is creating a demand for certain interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. 

Image credit: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2017).

Oct 11, 2017

Is philanthropy just giving or is there more to that? The North Carolina Community Foundation is engaging in pop-up philanthropy and other unique crowdsourcing activities. In this episode, we speak with Jennifer Tolle Whiteside of the Foundation about innovations in philanthropy. 

Oct 4, 2017

Nearly everyone in the U.S. receives some sort of an education, but our education system often feels antiquated and in need of improvement. How can technology improve aspects of education, like school counseling?

Dr. Adria Dunbar (North Carolina State University) shares how some new ideas are spreading and influencing...