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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 10, 2018

People living with mental illness, intellectual or developmental disability, a brain injury, or substance use disorder face special challenges. Are our care systems optimized for those populations? What do we know about the health and wellbeing of those groups?

On this episode, we talk with Kody Kinsley of the North...

Oct 3, 2018

What are the possibilities and the limits of music education in our schools? What do we know about the art and science of teaching music?

On this episode, we explore the careers of Professor Brennetta Simpson of North Carolina Central University and Professor Victor Haskins of the College of William and Mary and the...

Sep 26, 2018

When was the last time you were embarrassed? How did it affect what you did after that? What impact might that type of experience have on the decisions we make? On this episode, we talk with Chris Palmedo of the City University of New York about negative emotions and health behavior.


Sep 19, 2018

Many news outlets in the United States tell us we are awash in information in the 21st century. Google will answer almost any question we ask and what was once a news cycle involving print deadlines and set times for television shows is now an almost constant stream of information. Yet how well is our...

Aug 29, 2018

On this week's episode of TMEL, we join Dr. Aria Chernik, founder and director of Open Source Pedagogy Research and Innovation at Duke University, as she explores the idea of bringing the key elements of open source thinking into classrooms and educational settings.