Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 471
- May 12, 2020 7:00 pm
- 49:47 mins
How the Census Shapes Nations Guest: Andrew Whitby, economist, data scientist, and author, "The Sum of the People: How the Census Has Shaped Nations, from the Ancient World to the Modern Age" 2020 is a census year in the United States. Why our founders thought it was so important, and how census data helps epidemiologists fight pandemics like Covid-19. Watching a Monastery Wane Guest: Sam Payne, host, "The Apple Seed," BYUradio The Domesday Book was an ancient census that included records of flocks, buildings, and resources. Sam Payne talks about leaving home and his own personal accounting of his new college town, including a local monastery. Over the years he kept tabs on the dwindling population of monks there. Now that story has ended. What accountings have you made of special places in your life?