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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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May 24, 2023

We are fortunate to be able to breathe air and drink water. Everyone doesn’t enjoy the same air and water quality, though. How can we know whether what we consume is safe? What do people think about the air and water in their area? On this episode, we talk with Dr. Courtney Woods of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about her work to elevate resident voices.