Bowling Six Feet Apart

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Fri, 09/04/2020 - 8:00am to 9:00am


On this episode of The Gap, Tammy and Althea discuss the meaning of community in the context of Harvard Professor Robert Putnam's influential work Bowling Alone. We ask the questions, what does it mean to be neighborly? If, as Putnam says, American's social capital and social responsiblity to each other are declining, what does that mean in a pandemic? What does it mean when it comes to politics and how we talk to people about them? Is some of this conversation based on an incident where Althea's car battery died and she felt panicked at the thought of asking her neighbors for help? All great questions. 

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Sound Engineering by Sonia Battrel

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