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Connections: Discussing the role of local parks and green spaces during the pandemic

Apr 14, 2020

Should parks across the nation be shut down to help stop the spread of COVID-19? In a piece for the Atlantic Monthly, UNC professor Zeynep Tufekci makes a case for keeping them open. While some parks have experienced overcrowding and minimal social distancing between users, Tufekci says with rationing and policies that promote physical distancing, parks and open green spaces will be good for the immune system and the mind.

This hour, we discuss the state of local parks and trails with area leaders and nature enthusiasts. Our guests: