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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 22, 2019

What happens when people see alcohol or tobacco or sex on TV or a movie screen? Does it matter if multiple behaviors are shown together for dramatic purposes? Amy Bleakley of the University of Pennsylvania answers such questions with her research and joins us on this episode.

May 8, 2019

This episode features student-produced stories from the Duke University Social Science Radio Workshop. All of the stories highlight language as a force in everyday life. We explore how we learn language, why our pronunciation matters, how we handle challenging language online, and ways in which the stories we tell about...

May 1, 2019

In this episode, Amarachi Anakaraonye guest hosts as we sit down with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars, Dr. Mina Silberberg, Dr. Donna Biederman, and Emily Carmody to discuss their research on the intersection of tenancy support services and health policy in North Carolina.