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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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Jan 31, 2018

How are university students seeing the connections between science and everyday life? In this episode, we feature stories from Duke and North Carolina Central University students about the ways science affects our lives. We will hear about the peer review process, synesthesia and the senses, the vaquita, and clean energy.

Jan 24, 2018

Climate change is an issue that has permeated public discourse and political debate. But we don't often talk about potential strategies to address climate change that the private sector might provide. In this episode, author and Vanderbilt professor Michael P. Vandenbergh joins us to discuss various ideas based on his...

Jan 18, 2018

This week we feature three stories from participants in the Duke University Social Science Radio Workshop about dimensions of politics in the United States. Each story explores how our everyday life intersects with politics and political communication research.  

Jan 10, 2018

American culture is obsessed with rating everything. Schools are no exception. How are schools ranked? How do those ratings affect the behaviors of parents and students?

Ben Dalton is an education researcher and the director of the U.S. News & World Report "Best High Schools National Rankings". In this episode, he joins...