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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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May 8, 2019

This episode features student-produced stories from the Duke University Social Science Radio Workshop. All of the stories highlight language as a force in everyday life. We explore how we learn language, why our pronunciation matters, how we handle challenging language online, and ways in which the stories we tell about...

May 1, 2019

In this episode, Amarachi Anakaraonye guest hosts as we sit down with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars, Dr. Mina Silberberg, Dr. Donna Biederman, and Emily Carmody to discuss their research on the intersection of tenancy support services and health policy in North Carolina. 

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....