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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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Feb 27, 2019

Research and discussion on health, social, and civic concerns in recent years sometimes have focused on the notion of intersectionality. What exactly does that idea mean and what does it highlight about the multiple identities people hold? On this episode, we talk with Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards of Duke University about...

Feb 20, 2019

As local leaders search for solutions to challenges, it can be helpful to hear about how other communities have successfully addressed similar problems. A new initiative spearheaded by the University of North Carolina School of Government and public media organization UNC-TV is doing just that with a regular series...

Feb 13, 2019

Pundits have suggested our labor markets are precarious in some ways, perhaps now more than previously. What does that mean for our economy and for you? Sociologist Arne Kalleberg of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill visits us on this episode to discuss precarious employment and the future of work.