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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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Sep 22, 2021

How can photography offer testaments of social movements? On this episode, we talk with Veronica Chambers, editor for narrative projects for The New York Times and author (with Jennifer Harlan) of Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter, a visual accounting of the movement and responses to the movement.

Sep 1, 2021

Population growth in the U.S. has slowed to its lowest rate since the 1930s according to recent Census data. How should we think about changes in our population size? On this episode, we talk with John Seager, who has written a book on population dynamics and is president and CEO of the nonprofit organization Population...

Aug 25, 2021

Autism likely has been part of society for a long time, although we have only named it and a spectrum of related experiences relatively recently. On this episode, we talk with Eric Garcia, author of We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, about his quest to change the way we think about the autism spectrum.

Jul 28, 2021

As we reconnect with neighbors and family members, many people have had a chance to think differently about a question that they have uttered thousands of times before: “how are you?” What does it mean to say you are doing well? How can we measure well-being? On this episode, we talk with Mohsen Joshanloo,...

Jul 21, 2021

When the United States faced the 9-11 crisis in 2001, we heard a lot about first responders and the role they play in saving lives in the face of emergencies. What happens, though, when those first responders are asked to save lives in the middle of a pandemic? On this episode, we talk with Ross Owens, a social...