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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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Jun 17, 2020

As we re-open some of our public spaces following closures due to COVID-19, now is a time to re-evaluate how we organize such spaces. In recent decades, some public schools have enacted dress codes with the goal of offering a uniform learning environment. In practice, however, some of these efforts might have unintended consequences. What do we know about the effects of what children wear? How can we balance societal interests against individual needs? On this episode, we talk with psychology researchers Bridget Pittman-Blackwell of North Carolina Central University and Erin Dobbins of RTI International on their collaboration with nonprofit organization WomenNC to explore dress codes and student experiences.