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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 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...


May 23, 2018

Every day, most people face important decisions involving costs and budgeting and yet knowing exactly how much it costs to live in a particular area can be a challenge. In this episode, we talk with two members of a recent collaborative effort - Anita Barker of the United Way of North Carolina and Diana Pearce of the...


May 16, 2018

In this episode, we talk with public radio personality Marco Werman about his experience as host of Public Radio International’s The World and about his career in journalism (in conjunction with his reflective keynote address for the annual Switchpoint gathering on global health). We present a wide-ranging set of...