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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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Feb 24, 2021

Many of us have faced challenges during this past year as the world has coped with a pandemic. What do we know about how families cope and adapt in such situations? On this episode, we talk with Alyssa Witting of Brigham Young University about families in the midst of mass trauma.

Feb 17, 2021

We have been talking a lot about hope during these challenging days. What do we know about how hope actually operates? On this episode, we talk with psychologist Christian Waugh of Wake Forest University about the effects of anticipation on our lives.



Feb 3, 2021

Despite pandemic complications, many people still have opportunities to look for roommates. The idea of living with a stranger offers metaphors for the larger processes of building communities and societies. What can we learn about the choices people in making in selecting roommates and the biases that people harbor? On...