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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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Dec 5, 2018

When you think about an idea like democracy, what might come to mind is people waiting in line to vote or participating in a town hall in a public space. Our public sphere, however, also involves technology. You can post a comment on social media or look up information on a town ordinance or read political news in the palm of your hand. On this episode, we talk with Lindsay Hoffman of the University of Delaware about her work on this increasingly important topic.