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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.'

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Sep 11, 2019

In many jurisdictions around the United States, a bureaucratic trail of sexual assault evidence kits has sat largely unprocessed and unresolved. A team of researchers is using social science to understand the scope and underlying causes for that delay. On this episode, we talk with Patricia Melton of RTI International about her team's interdisciplinary work to improve how we address sexual assault reports.