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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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May 23, 2018

Every day, most people face important decisions involving costs and budgeting and yet knowing exactly how much it costs to live in a particular area can be a challenge. In this episode, we talk with two members of a recent collaborative effort - Anita Barker of the United Way of North Carolina and Diana Pearce of the University of Washington - that has produced an award-winning cost calculator that people can use to help plan for their future.