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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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Apr 24, 2019

For decades, social scientists and pundits have worried about the potentially negative effects of exposure to media content. At the same time, we also are learning more about what makes us happy. How can media content have positive effects on outlook and wellbeing? On this episode, we talk with Sophie Janicke-Bowles...


Apr 17, 2019

Can we use mobile technology to deliver mental health care to homeless youth? On this episode, we talk with the leader of a team who is using communication technology to extend the reach of mental health care to marginalized populations, Niranjan Karnik of the Rush University Medical Center.


Apr 10, 2019

What predicts when youth get involved in the civic sphere as agents of change? How can we understand the circumstances and motivations that lead to, for example, marginalized youth opting to take action? On this episode, we hear from Dr. Elan Hope of the Department of Psychology at North Carolina State University....


Apr 3, 2019

Chances are that you’ve heard the phrase “screen time” in recent years, especially if you are a parent with a child in your house. What does peer-reviewed social science really say about the effects of screen time, though? On this episode, we discuss the science of screen time with Amy Orben of the University of...


Mar 27, 2019

A popular phrase in many different academic disciplines in recent years has been the notion of “community engagement.” In this episode, we discuss the notion of community engagement from the perspective of city and county government. The City of Durham, North Carolina, where we produce the show, recently released...