“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.“ - Blaise Pascal.
The Quarantine Tapes: A week-day program from Onassis LA and dublab. Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, the series chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.
The Quarantine Tapes 134: Morton Subotnick
“The meaning of life, for me, and it never changed, is you find out who you are. Your duty is to find out who you are, what you are, and do the very best you can with that, and share what you do with other people. That’s what I’ve done my whole life.”
The Quarantine Tapes 133: Casey Gerald
“My worry is not that we are socially distant, which we are, which we have been even before quarantine. My worry is that we are spiritually distant, and unless we leave this time with a more serious understanding of our spiritual and ancestral resources, then it’s going to be very hard for anyone to believe that we can access trans-generational ecstasy.”
The Quarantine Tapes 132: Antony Anderson
“Once there is that outreach to the police, we try to find solutions for that community member, even if it means directing them to find who can assist their problem, as opposed to stepping back and saying, ‘It’s not my problem’. Now that is critical to the relationship that exists and we build between our police officers and the community.”
The Quarantine Tapes 131: Alex Vitale
“What we need to do is we need to talk out to communities about what the specific public safety challenges are that they face...and then we need to look at whether or not we can come up with credible, non-police strategies to address those specific concerns.”
The Quarantine Tapes 130: Sonny Rollins
“Jazz is a music of freedom, as Sun Ra said, because we had to create, we had to fight, we had to struggle, we had to break down barriers.”
The Quarantine Tapes 129: Ruha Benjamin
“Informed refusal, to me, is a crucial dimension of power. You don’t have real power if you can’t refuse, if you can’t say no to something.”