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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 20, 2021

We depend on our healthcare workforce, including both clinicians and many public health workers. On this episode, we talk about the state of our public health workforce with Jennifer Horney of the University of Delaware and Lisa Macon Harrison of the Granville-Vance District Health Department in North Carolina.

Oct 13, 2021

Protecting our watersheds in the future will involve shaping human behavior among other efforts. On this episode, we continue our exploration of water as a consideration for social science through a conversation with Chelsea McGimpsey, water resources planner for the County of San Diego.

Oct 6, 2021

Water is a life-giving force and yet managing its uncertainty also is a major challenge for us in the 21st century. On this episode, we talk with water resources engineer Jonathan Quebbeman about public understanding of water management and society.