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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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Dec 19, 2018

Holidays seasons bring challenges at the dinner table as people try to find healthy ways to feed themselves and their families. On this episode of The Measure of Everyday Life, we talk with public health nutrition expert Casey Terrell about how communities can get useful information about what and when to eat.

Dec 12, 2018

A group at Duke University thinks they have a potential solution to a problem we face: political polarization and the coarsening of public discourse. On this episode, we talk with Duke ethics and philosophy professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong about the project.

Dec 5, 2018

When you think about an idea like democracy, what might come to mind is people waiting in line to vote or participating in a town hall in a public space. Our public sphere, however, also involves technology. You can post a comment on social media or look up information on a town ordinance or read political news in the...

Nov 21, 2018

Using data to improve our predictions and performance has been a popular theme for popular culture in recent years. Our understanding of everything from politics to sports has been transformed by new techniques for gathering data and analyzing numbers. How could advanced analytic techniques be used to optimize student...

Nov 15, 2018

When we talk about money, we sometimes focus on our paychecks and yet there are numerous ways to consider financial or economic well-being. Different ways of framing questions of monetary resources, in fact, can suggest different perspectives on solutions and policymaking. On this episode, Christina Gibson-Davis of Duke...