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Since its debut in August 1995, WNCU, 90.7 FM, licensed to North Carolina Central University, has consistently fulfilled its mission to provide quality culturally appropriate programming to public radio listeners in the Triangle area. The format of this listener supported public radio station entertains the jazz aficionado, educates the novice jazz listener and disseminates news and information relative to the community-at-large. WNCU 90.7 FM is a 50,000 watt public radio station and an affi ...
 
Since its debut in August 1995, WNCU, 90.7 FM, licensed to North Carolina Central University, has consistently fulfilled its mission to provide quality culturally appropriate programming to public radio listeners in the Triangle area. The format of this listener supported public radio station entertains the jazz aficionado, educates the novice jazz listener and disseminates news and information relative to the community-at-large. WNCU 90.7 FM is a 50,000 watt public radio station and an affi ...
 
Interested in human behavior and how people think? The Measure of Everyday Life is a weekly interview program featuring innovations in social science and ideas from leading researchers and commentators. Independent Weekly has called the show "unexpected" and "diverse" and says the show "brings big questions to radio." Join host Dr. Brian Southwell (@BrianSouthwell) as he explores the human condition. Episodes air each Sunday night at 6:30 PM in the Raleigh-Durham broadcast market and a podca ...
 
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In many U.S. families, chores tend to fall on the shoulders of parents – and sometimes one parent – while children don’t contribute as much as a parent might like. Family life is not exactly the same around the world, however. In this episode, we talk with Lucia Alcala, a faculty member at California State University, Fullerton, who has studied cul…
 
For people who have the resources to participate, an important portion of life now is spent online on the Internet. Some of those online activities now include political expression and political behavior. On this episode, we talk with Deen Freelon of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about what we know about online activism in its var…
 
Despite pandemic complications, many people still have opportunities to look for roommates. The idea of living with a stranger offers metaphors for the larger processes of building communities and societies. What can we learn about the choices people in making in selecting roommates and the biases that people harbor? On this episode, we talk with R…
 
The conveniences afforded by digital technology companies as we buy products and connect with others online in recent years are quite remarkable relative to the past. What might the costs for society be, though? On this episode, we talk with Scott Timcke, author of Algorithms and the End of Politics: How Technology Shapes 21st-Century American Life…
 
Popular music both inspires and signals change. What can music lyrics tell us about shifts in popular culture? On this episode, we talk with Alex Kresovich, who has worked both as a RIAA-Platinum certified and Billboard #1 music producer and songwriter and as a researcher. He has assessed references to mental health in 20 years of rap lyrics.…
 
The end of 2020 has brought glimmers of hope with news about COVID-19 vaccination clinical trials. Although many of us have heard about clinical trials, you might not know exactly how they work or what they produce. On this episode, we unpack the practice of clinical trials with Michele Andrasik of the University of Washington.…
 
Public discourse sometimes refers to abstract ideas without concrete examples. Health care organizations like hospitals sometimes have to describe the community benefits that they offer, for example. What exactly is a community benefit, though? How might we track and explain those benefits? On this episode, we talk with Jamie Pina, an informatics r…
 
In the midst of epidemics and pandemics, we often can find examples of ways in which various aspects of everyday life can complicate prevention behavior. Researchers working on human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, prevention have long struggled with this realization. On this episode, we talk with Sarah Roberts of RTI International about ways in wh…
 
During recent months, you may have felt your own mental health could benefit from talking with a health care professional, and yet seeking health care at this time also has been challenging. On this episode, we talk with two researchers, Lissette Saavedra and Anna Yaros, about innovation and hope in the delivery of mental health care.…
 
Some of our news headlines in recent months have focused on those we have lost as people have died during the pandemic. At the same time, during this same period many new parents have welcomed babies into the world. That raises important questions about the type of health care we are able to offer families. On this episode, we talk with two people …
 
If you do an online search for the phrase “economic growth” you can find millions of website references. We sometimes take the notion of growth as a metric for society for granted. On this episode, we talk with Stevienna de Saille about her new co-authored book, Responsibility Beyond Growth: A Case for Responsible Stagnation.…
 
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