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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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Jun 27, 2018

In Brazil, some universities are free and yet many people still can’t attend. Enrollment in higher education has tripled in recent years but much of the growth in attendance has occurred at expensive private schools. How are we doing in offering university-level education to everyone who wants it? What role...


Jun 20, 2018

Almost twenty years ago, violence erupted at a high school in Littleton, CO. In the years since, we’ve seen hundreds of incidents involving firearms in American schools. What are schools doing to prepare for the possibility of violent emergencies? In this episode, we talk with the principal investigators from...


Jun 13, 2018

In 2015, news coverage was filled with stories about contamination of the water supply in Flint, Michigan. In the years since, there has been public discussion about what has been done and what could be done to remedy the situation. A few years later, though, we aren’t hearing about the story everyday. Moreover,...


Jun 6, 2018

The United States is facing a public health crisis as people are dying and suffering as a result of opioid use. Opioids have been used by the medical system for pain management for years but they also can be addictive and destructive substances. When we hear about opioids in the news, though, the topic is often...