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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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Aug 26, 2020

The language we choose to use for survey questions can shape what we learn about what people think about social concerns. On this episode, we talk with Mandy Sha and Tim Gabel, editors of a new book for RTI Press called The Essential Role of Language in Survey...

Aug 19, 2020

The pandemic has highlighted how much many people depend on technology to talk with other people. What do we know about the effects of our situation? On this episode, we talk with University of Kansas communication scholar Jeff Hall about his new book, Relating Through Technology

Aug 12, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, it has not been difficult to find news headlines noting striking disparities between demographic groups. Such headlines alone do not tell us the whole story, though. On this episode, researcher LaShawn Glasgow of RTI International discusses her new essay on health disparities...

Aug 5, 2020

As the world experiences the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have worried about the potential for problematic substance use including alcohol. On this episode, we talk with researchers Carolina Barbosa, Alexander Cowell, and Bill Dowd of RTI International about a survey effort to understand patterns...