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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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Confidence and Human Performance

Feb 23, 2022

Whether you are an Olympic athlete or a teenager learning to drive, confidence can play a key role in your performance. What exactly is confidence and what role can it play in our lives? On this episode, we talk with Dr. Nate Zinsser of the United States Military Academy, advisor to professional sports teams and...

Feb 9, 2022

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Feb 2, 2022

With new technologies, it is now possible to alter a human being into something different than they were. As a result, we are facing new ethical and philosophical challenges. Stefan Sorgner, professor at John Cabot University in Italy, does not think the questions we are facing are all that new. We talk with him on this...