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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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Sep 26, 2018

When was the last time you were embarrassed? How did it affect what you did after that? What impact might that type of experience have on the decisions we make? On this episode, we talk with Chris Palmedo of the City University of New York about negative emotions and health behavior. [Transcript available at PDF...

Sep 19, 2018

Many news outlets in the United States tell us we are awash in information in the 21st century. Google will answer almost any question we ask and what was once a news cycle involving print deadlines and set times for television shows is now an almost constant stream of information. Yet how well is our...