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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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Nov 24, 2021

The COVID-19 has exacerbated all sorts of public health challenges in the US and around the world. Aside from the direct effects of infectious disease, something that has worried public health officials has been the possibility for increased alcohol use during this difficult time. On this episode, we talk with Carolina...

Nov 17, 2021

We are just now starting to understand how geography has mattered in understanding COVID-19 mortality. On this episode, we talk about local patterns of COVID-19 deaths with two researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Alexis Dennis and Jaclyn Karasik.

Nov 3, 2021

School Resource Officers work in schools across the U.S. now, but their placement has led to some controversy. To what extent does having SROs in place reduce violence and crime in schools? To what extent might such placement lead to undesirable consequences? On this episode, we talk with Lucy Sorensen of the University...