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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.'

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Mar 20, 2019

In the 21st century United States, we regularly hear about polarization and differences in what people think based on where they live. Whether a person lives in an urban area or a rural area has been particularly important to this consideration. Perhaps, though, the rural-urban divide that we imagine isn’t quite what we think it is. On this episode, we talk with two people working on an innovative new project at Duke University to understand how rural Americans think about environmental conservation: Robert Bonnie, former Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and fellow at Duke University, and Emily Pechar, who recently completed her PhD in environmental policy at Duke.