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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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Jul 24, 2019

Tools available for employers to monitor employee performance have evolved in recent decades. On this episode, we talk about employer surveillance from the perspective of employees with Dr. Julianne Payne of RTI International, a sociologist who studies workplaces.

Jul 17, 2019

We often think of popular music as the product of a single person or group. What if we understood music to be a much more collaborative effort than that? On this episode we talk with Thomas Brothers, professor of music at Duke University, about his latest book, Help!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic...

Jul 3, 2019

What should we teach our children in school about values? In this episode, we talk with Ian MacMullen. He teaches at Duke University and is author of multiple books including Civics Beyond Critics: Character Education in a Liberal Democracy.