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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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Dec 20, 2017

What does music do to our brain? How can we use music therapy to help people? In this episode, Dr. Jayne Standley shares how she applies evidence-based music therapy to teach skills to premature infants and reflects on her career as one of our foremost experts on the use of music to help people. 

Dec 13, 2017

Can behavioral science help reduce deaths from household dangers? This week, we talk with experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and RTI International about CO poisoning. 

Dec 6, 2017

Typewriters are not dead. How does this manual technology persists? What does that say about our society? Filmmaker Doug Nichol joins us to talk about his film, California Typewriter, and our relationship with media and technology. 

Nov 22, 2017

In public health, we often see short-term resources meant to help communities, but eventually these efforts disappear. How do we create public health programs that are sustainable for communities around the world? In this episode, we discuss how Curamericas Global partners with communities to implement sustainable...

Nov 8, 2017

Are American higher education institutions stuck in the past? How might the current model of higher education be unable to fully serve students? How could we improve higher education? In this episode, we discuss today's higher education model with Cathy Davidson, an education innovator and distinguished scholar who...