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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 28, 2017

Social movements are in our DNA. So how do mass media and new technologies affect our tendencies for social movements? Soledad O'Brien, Shanelle Matthews, and Sarah Jackson share their perspectives on the relationship between media and social movements. 

Jun 21, 2017

Translating ideas from your head to the world can take many forms. In the last episode of our 3-part series on ideas, we learn how innovators present their ideas to the world. We hear stories about a parent tricking their child to perform, overcoming fears and other emotions, and finding peace. 

Jun 14, 2017

A spark of an idea does not always lead to innovation or sustainable change. In this episode, we explore how innovators at SwitchPoint 2017 develop their ideas through collaboration, communication, and sheer belief. 

Jun 7, 2017

SwitchPoint is a conference like no other, which the organizers describe as a place where "humanitarian innovation, global health, and technology collide." In our first part of a 3-episode series, we visit SwitchPoint 2017 to gain insights on how people conceive ideas and where they draw...