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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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May 23, 2018

Every day, most people face important decisions involving costs and budgeting and yet knowing exactly how much it costs to live in a particular area can be a challenge. In this episode, we talk with two members of a recent collaborative effort - Anita Barker of the United Way of North Carolina and Diana Pearce of the...

May 16, 2018

In this episode, we talk with public radio personality Marco Werman about his experience as host of Public Radio International’s The World and about his career in journalism (in conjunction with his reflective keynote address for the annual Switchpoint gathering on global health). We present a wide-ranging set of...

May 9, 2018

It is estimated that mammals harbor over 320,000 undiscovered viruses, many which can cause disease in humans. How can we prepare for infectious disease before it is too late? In this episode, we explore the science of infectious disease research through the work of a global team who has been tracking disease outbreaks...