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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 16, 2021

In the United States, employers are planning for people to return to workplaces, yet not everyone is ready to go and some of those who worked onsite throughout the pandemic are exhausted and not fully recovered from the trauma of the past year. On this episode, we talk with psychiatry professor Dr. Nadia Charguia of the...

Jun 9, 2021

Addressing our plastic waste problem is important for the health of our planet. On this episode, we talk with two researchers who are trying to help, Mathieu Aguesse and Alexandre Truan of Schoolab and the University of California, Berkeley. They have worked with students and industry partners to generate innovative...

May 26, 2021

How can we assess the potential impact of policy innovations like requiring policy to wear body cameras? David Yokum of Brown University has argued that experiments can help and he has spent his career -- working for the Obama administration, the mayor's office in Washington, D.C., and various universities...

May 19, 2021

The recent gas outage in the Southeastern United States highlighted possibilities for alternatives to gas-powered vehicles. Electric cars have emerged as a prominent option. On this episode, we talk with Dr. John Graham of Indiana University, who served in the Office of Management and Budget under President George W....

May 12, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been quite challenging for many people. On this episode, we talk with Megha Ramaswamy of the University of Kansas School of Medicine about the experiences of people who have had to face an additional burden during the pandemic: being involved with the criminal justice system.