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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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Jan 20, 2021

The conveniences afforded by digital technology companies as we buy products and connect with others online in recent years are quite remarkable relative to the past. What might the costs for society be, though?

On this episode, we talk with Scott Timcke, author of Algorithms and the End of Politics: How Technology...


Jan 6, 2021

Popular music both inspires and signals change. What can music lyrics tell us about shifts in popular culture? On this episode, we talk with Alex Kresovich, who has worked both as a RIAA-Platinum certified and Billboard #1 music producer and songwriter and as a researcher. He has assessed references to mental health in...


Dec 16, 2020

The end of 2020 has brought glimmers of hope with news about COVID-19 vaccination clinical trials. Although many of us have heard about clinical trials, you might not know exactly how they work or what they produce. On this episode, we unpack the practice of clinical trials with Michele Andrasik of the University...


Dec 9, 2020

Public discourse sometimes refers to abstract ideas without concrete examples. Health care organizations like hospitals sometimes have to describe the community benefits that they offer, for example. What exactly is a community benefit, though? How might we track and explain those benefits? On this episode, we talk...


Nov 18, 2020

In the midst of epidemics and pandemics, we often can find examples of ways in which various aspects of everyday life can complicate prevention behavior. Researchers working on human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, prevention have long struggled with this realization. On this episode, we talk with Sarah Roberts of RTI...