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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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  • Celebrating the "workhorse" Bay Bridge
    • July 16, 2012
    • Sam
    Living New Deal Project team member Sam Redman, is featured in a recent San Francisco Chronicle article on efforts to record oral histories regarding the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Although the approval for the bridge predated the New Deal, numerous construction projects complimenting both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge ...
  • Leighninger on the Perils of Austerity
    • July 13, 2012
    • Richard A Walker
    Living New Deal & NNDPA board member Bob Leighninger has a fine intervention on the folly of austerity in a recession, on the Roosevelt Institute's Next New Deal blog.  He tries to spell out the errors of the conservative position in clear language the public can understand.  Check it out ...
  • Gray Brechin Excavates the New Deal in Los Angeles
    • July 12, 2012
    • Richard A Walker
      Gray Brechin appeared recently in a hugely successful forum at the L.A. Public Library with writer and bookseller David Kipen.  He was asked to follow up with this piece on the Library Foundation blog:   Gray Brechin Excavates the New Deal in Southern California ...
  • When the New Deal Made the Streets Bloom
    • April 7, 2012
    • Richard A Walker
    Gray Brechin reminds the people of Berkeley of the days when the New Deal helped get the city through the Great Depression with millions of hours of free labor that, among other things, planted up the city's streets with thousands of flowering fruit trees.  See the full article in The ...
  • On the Degradation of Education Today
    • March 9, 2012
    • Richard A Walker
    Living New Deal scholar Gray Brechin was interviewed about the dumbing down of education on "In deep with Angie Coiro" on March 3, 2012.  During the Great Depression, by contrast, the Roosevelt Administration put people to work building schools and teaching.  A podcast of the interview can be found here. ...
  • New York Times Covers Sale of Sargent Johnson Sculpture by UC Berkeley
    • February 21, 2012
    • Richard A Walker
    The dogged pursuit of this story by the Living New Deal's Harvey Smith, who is also president of the National New Deal Preservation Association, paid off in national news coverage of the horrible blunder of the University of California, Berkeley, in selling off a million dollar New Deal artwork for ...
  • Brechin On the Coit Tower Murals
    • January 20, 2012
    • Richard A Walker
    Living New Deal Project Scholar Dr. Gray Brechin participated in a discussion of the Coit Tower murals, the first New Deal murals in the United States, finished in 1934.  Listen to the podcast on Forum at KQED 88.5FM (San Francisco).  ...
  • The Right Way to Put Kids to Work - NY Times
    • December 16, 2011
    • Richard A Walker
    Sam Redman, of the Living New Deal team, takes on Newt Gingrich's proposal to fire school janitors and replace them with school kids.  Redman recalls the New Deal's National Youth Administration, a constructive program that helped millions of kids in the 1930s and that could be replicated today – but ...
  • Job Crisis Shows Need for a 'New' New Deal
    • December 5, 2011
    • Richard A Walker
    Marty Bennett and Richard A Walker argue the case for reviving the New Deal in the face of mass unemployment today.  One version appeared in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, October 15, 2011 and a longer version was posted on labor and progressive websites in the Bay Area. Bennett teaches American history ...
  • Decades-Old Model of S.F. Needs a Home
    • March 2, 2011
    • Richard A Walker
    A 71-year-old lode of San Francisco history is looking for a home. It's a three-dimensional scale model of San Francisco, built of wood by the Works Progress Administration and presented to the city in 1940. It was an extraordinary freeze-frame of what San Francisco looked like just before World War II, ...
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