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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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Jun 6, 2018

The United States is facing a public health crisis as people are dying and suffering as a result of opioid use. Opioids have been used by the medical system for pain management for years but they also can be addictive and destructive substances. When we hear about opioids in the news, though, the topic is often discussed in an abstract way. Where exactly is this problem occurring? What might we do to reduce opioid use in specific communities and in specific places?