First, we speak with a historian from UC Berkeley about why our week is structured the way it is. Then, a health reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel delves into how we may adapt to live with COVID-19.
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How the seven-day week affects our lives
We take the seven-day week for granted in modern society, but how did it become such a fundamental part of our lives? We talk with UC Berkeley historian David Henkin, who pursued answers to that question for his book “The Week: A History of the Unnatural Rhythms That Made Us Who We Are.”
Inching toward an endemic: How the world may eventually live with the coronavirus
Will the less-harmful-but-more-contagious coronavirus variant known as Omicron usher the world through the current pandemic and into an endemic phase? A health and science reporter discusses how COVID-19 may become a more predictable, manageable illness like influenza or HIV.
- Kate Archer Kent Host
- Christine Hatfield Producer
- Steven Potter Producer
- Maria Lopez Technical Director
- Lee Rayburn Interviewer
- David Henkin Guest
- Mark Johnson Guest
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