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The Living New Deal in the News

When the Living New Deal project or our team members make the news, you’ll find it here.

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  • Living New Deal Public Salon in Long Beach
    • June 3, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
    Our traveling road show on the New Deal in California, led by Alex Tarr, Harvey Smith and Gray Brechin, got a nice reception in Long Beach on May 29th, 2014 at the beautiful  Long Beach Museum of Art, housed in a former craftsman mansion on the coast. The turnout was ...
  • Living New Deal at the Coit Tower Reopening
    • May 26, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
    There was considerable hub-bub over the May 2014 reopening of one of San Francisco's most beloved spots (and tourist sites), Coit Tower on the top of Telegraph Hill. After a long campaign by citizens groups, the city's Department of Recreation and Parks spent $1.5 million to fix the leaks in ...
  • The New Deal That Never Died
    • May 26, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
    The newspaper In These Times (out of Chicago) did a feature story on the Living New Deal under the title, "The New Deal That Never Died: The New Deal's Still All Around Us".  Staff writer Theo Anderson did a nice job of capturing what the Living New Deal project is about ...
  • The Sorry State of US Infrastructure
    • February 20, 2014
    • Richard A Walker
    Living New Deal Research Associate and independent journalist John Hoctor recently appeared on radio station WPKN in Bridgeport, CT to discuss the poor condition of American infrastructure.  Our highways, bridges, rail lines, trolley and ports all rate badly compared to other wealthy developed countries, according to a number of engineering ...
  • Brechin Talk Featured in the Marin Independent Journal
    • December 29, 2013
    • Richard A Walker
    Grey Brechin's December 16th talk on the New Deal and the Living New Deal at The Redwoods in Mill Valley, CA was covered by the Marin Independent Journal, which also made note of the fact that Living New Deal advisory board member, John Roosevelt Boettiger, lives at The Redwoods and ...
  • Living New Deal Featured in The Magazine
    • December 6, 2013
    • Richard A Walker
    We're proud to report that the hip online journal, The Magazine, recently ran a feature article on The Living New Deal, entitled "Works in Progress".  It is authored by Celeste Le Compte, who interviewed founder Gray Brechin, MidAtlantic research director Brent McKee, and project director Richard A Walker. You can download ...
  • Brechin Receives Preservation Citation
    • August 24, 2013
    • Gabriel Milner
    Living New Deal founder Gray Brechin has been honored by the California Preservation Association with its annual President’s Award.  The Board of Directors selected Dr. Brechin for his work as an author and advocate, and, in particular, his work advocating for the protection of U.S. Post Offices being sold off across the ...
  • Post office sale is a surrender to corporate interests
    • July 30, 2012
    • Sam
    The selling off of the U.S. Postal Service properties is the latest example of the movement to corporatize what’s left of the public sector. It comes in a long line of privatization efforts — from shrinking the public school system to expanding the prison system to contracting out the U.S. ...
  • Berkeley residents protest sale of main post office
    • July 25, 2012
    • Sam
    Living New Deal team members Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith appear in a recent article on the Berkeley post office in The Daily Californian.   Smith and others would like to keep the building, which has notable historic and architectural value, in the public sector. Completed in 1915, the post office is listed in the ...
  • Dozens rally to save Berkeley's historic post office
    • July 25, 2012
    • Sam
    Project Scholar Gray Brechin is featured in a recent article on the fight to save Berkeley's historic post office building. Read the full article in Berkeleyside here.  Gary Brechin, a historian who has written extensively about historic post offices, rallied the crowd by describing the importance of the post offices around the country ...
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Living New Deal. Still Working for America.

And the Winners are . . .

FDR delivering one of his fireside chats.

The 2023 New Deal Book Award

The winning titles and authors have been announced. The 2023 Award, with a prize of $1,000, will be presented at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library June 22, 2024.