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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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Nov 22, 2017

In public health, we often see short-term resources meant to help communities, but eventually these efforts disappear. How do we create public health programs that are sustainable for communities around the world? In this episode, we discuss how Curamericas Global partners with communities to implement sustainable...

Nov 8, 2017

Are American higher education institutions stuck in the past? How might the current model of higher education be unable to fully serve students? How could we improve higher education? In this episode, we discuss today's higher education model with Cathy Davidson, an education innovator and distinguished scholar who...

Nov 1, 2017

Public opinion researchers often navigate controversial topics and ask challenging questions. What do we know about the art and science of asking sensitive survey questions? In this episode, we speak with two researchers who explore national opinions on reproductive healthcare and attitudes on abortion.