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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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Oct 28, 2015

Is seeing believing? In this episode, we explore the idea of behavioral modeling, indicating that people learn best by being shown rather than by being told what to do. Patient education experts Peter Orton and Bruce Kennedy join us to discuss this topic.

Oct 22, 2015

The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs) has increased dramatically in the past few years. Drs. Annice Kim and Matthew Farrelly join us a for a discussion on the emergence of e-cigarettes and consumer behavior research.

Oct 14, 2015

Susan Carroll and Carlos Juárez, researchers from Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, join us for a discussion on promoting peace in a world beset by conflict. 



Oct 7, 2015

How can we die well? Dr. Laura Hanson and Franziska Rokoske join us to discuss end of life care.

Oct 1, 2015

Dr. Daniel Vermeer is the Executive Director of Duke University's Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment. He joins us to discuss corporate sustainability.