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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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Jan 26, 2022

Human beings find inspiration in making music together. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our ability to gather but people have still found ways to sing together. What can we learn from our history of communal singing as we face a difficult present and future? On this episode, we talk with Esther...

Jan 12, 2022

As we begin a new year, many of us have faced stress and are searching for ways to cope. One source of relief is an old one: namely, music. Researchers now are learning to use music to manage stress. On this episode, we talk with Jennifer Fiore, a music therapy professor at Western Michigan University.