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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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Apr 25, 2018

The Zika virus dramatically appeared in the news a couple of years ago and yet currently has faded somewhat from journalists' view. We now have groups of children who are presenting symptoms of Congenital Zika Syndrome around the world, though. What does this mean for children's health and wellbeing? Researcher Anne...

Apr 18, 2018

Though migration might seem like a short-term relocation process, these regional moves have long-term implications for those who migrate. In this episode, Dr. Laura Villa Torres shares how she has been measuring the health and well-being of migrant populations in the United States.

Apr 11, 2018

Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 American states according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many of these trafficking victims are minors. In this episode, Dean Duncan of UNC-Chapel Hill and Deborah Gibbs of RTI International discuss their research on the trafficking of minors in the United States.