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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 12, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been quite challenging for many people. On this episode, we talk with Megha Ramaswamy of the University of Kansas School of Medicine about the experiences of people who have had to face an additional burden during the pandemic: being involved with the criminal justice system. 

May 5, 2021

Examples of imposters have been in the headlines recently but cultural references to the phenomenon might be more prevalent than you realize. On this episode, we talk with two editors of a new book entitled The Imposter as Social Theory: Thinking with Gatecrashers, Cheats and Charlatans. Steve Woolgar is professor...

Apr 21, 2021

We all have stories about living during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some people, though, also have stories to tell about doing research during this challenging time. On this episode, we talk with researchers Seronda Robinson and Brittany Baker about the Advanced Center for COVID-19 Related Disparities (ACCORD) at North...

Apr 7, 2021

In many U.S. families, chores tend to fall on the shoulders of parents – and sometimes one parent – while children don’t contribute as much as a parent might like. Family life is not exactly the same around the world, however. In this episode, we talk with Lucia Alcala, a faculty member at California...

Mar 31, 2021

For people who have the resources to participate, an important portion of life now is spent online on the Internet. Some of those online activities now include political expression and political behavior. On this episode, we talk with Deen Freelon of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about what we...