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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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Oct 16, 2019

In the wake of weather-related disasters, organizations often set up relief tools and shelters for people. What do we know about what works? How can we improve our practice? In this episode, we talk with Laura DiGrande of RTI International about her research in this area. 

Oct 9, 2019

When people endure trauma, how can we help them heal? Some researchers have argued that alternatives to the conventional medical practices used in places like the United States might help. On this episode we talk with James Gordon of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and Georgetown Medical School about his book, The...

Oct 2, 2019

Innovation can improve our work in many different areas of life. Sometimes it springs from old ideas. On this episode, we talk with social science researcher Lanae Hood of Meredith College. When trying to improve nutrition among food assistance program participants, she looked outside and brought together community...

Sep 25, 2019

Anyone who has spent time around a teenager knows rebellion and self-discovery are part of the experience. In our current world, though, many teenagers struggle with anxiety, depression, or confusion as well. Researchers are starting to learn about approaches that can help people of all ages, including teens. In this...

Sep 18, 2019

Pamela Spain is a healthcare delivery expert who helps to translate research for a variety of audiences. She has done considerable work on cancer care. Recently, she was diagnosed with cancer. On this episode, we talk about her journey and its implications for future healthcare delivery research.