Over the past two months, packed cities have been repeatedly blamed for the rapid spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, in jails and prisons, incarcerated people have been contracting the virus at alarming rates, in no small part due to their own overcrowded conditions. On this week's On the Media, we explore what gets lost in conversations about urban density, prisons and the climate amid coronavirus. Plus, what the history of timekeeping can teach us about our current disorientation.
4. Anthony Aveni, professor emeritus of astronomy, anthropology and Native American studies at Colgate University, on the invention of time as we know it. Listen.
Music from the show:
Frail as a Breeze - Erik Friedlander
Prelude light - John Zorn
I’m Not Following You - Michael Andrews
River Man/Nick Drake - Brad Mehldau
The Glass House (Marjaine’s Inspiration) - Daniel Bergeaud
What’s that Sound - Michael Andrews
After the Fact - John Scofield