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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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  • Washington High Arnautoff Mural Covered in the San Francisco Chronicle
    • April 9, 2019
    • Living New Deal
    A story by Jill Tucker and Gwendolyn Wu published on April 8 in the San Francisco Chronicle provides details about the battles surrounding the removal of the Washington High Victor Arnautoff Mural. Read theChronicle story here. ...
  • Washington High Mural Debate Covered in The Frisc
    • April 6, 2019
    • Living New Deal
    A story by Alex Lash published in the Frisc reports on the debates surrounding the Washington High Victor Arnautoff Mural, as well as the efforts to save it. Living New Deal team member, Barbara Bernstein, and distinguished historian and expert on Arnautoff, Professor Robert Cherny, were interviewed for the story. Read ...
  • Living New Deal Director Richard A Walker Interviewed by Doug Henwood on KPFA
    • March 9, 2019
    • Living New Deal
    Living New Deal Director Richard A Walker was interviewed by KPFA's Doug Henwood on Behind the News. The talk focused on what the original New Deal can teach the Green New Deal. Listen to the show here.   ...
  • Green New Deal Opinion Piece by LND Director Richard A Walker Published in the Washington Post
    • February 26, 2019
    • Living New Deal
    Living New Deal Director Richard A Walker has published an opinion piece in the Washington Post. Titled, Nine Principles that Should Guide the Green New Deal, Lessons drawn from the successes — and failures — of the first New Deal, the piece offers an overview of how the Roosevelt Administration tackled ...
  • Restored WPA Model of San Francisco Covered in the San Francisco Chronicle
    • January 14, 2019
    • Living New Deal
    Sam Whiting of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote about the journey of the WPA Model of San Francisco from the basement of Wurster Hall, to the exhibition halls of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Restored through a partnership between the Living New Deal, the San Francisco Museum of ...
  • Gray Brechin Interviewed by Michael Keating, American City & County, Informa
    • January 9, 2019
    • Living New Deal
    Gray Brechin spoke to Michael Keating, Senior Editor at American City & County, Informa, about how the New Deal’s Infrastructure building effort compares to the current administration’s infrastructure plan. According to Brechin, the New Deal’s 10-year infrastructure building program was the equivalent of $785 billion in today’s dollars. In contrast, ...
  • “When Government Worked” Exhibit Reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle
    • December 23, 2018
    • Living New Deal
    The San Francisco Chronicle recently covered the Arthur Rothstein photography exhibit “When Government Worked:  New Deal Picture Stories by Arthur Rothstein.”  The exhibit is a collaboration between the Living New Deal and the Arthur Rothstein Legacy Project. Held at the Canessa Gallery through December 27, the fundraiser exhibit showcases Rothstein’s ...
  • Living New Deal Mentioned in Harper’s Magazine Article by Kevin Baker
    • June 20, 2018
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    In his Harper’s Magazine cover story, Kevin Baker mentions the Living New Deal for its work on documenting New Deal sites in New York City. Baker’s article chronicles the decades of urban displacement that have turned New York City into “the world’s largest gated community.” The piece mentions “The New ...
  • Gray Brechin and Frank da Cruz Interviewed by the Associated Press and CNN about the DeWitt Clinton High School Mural Defacing
    • June 18, 2018
    • Living New Deal
    The historic New Deal mural Constellations, painted by Alfred Floegelat the DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, was recently covered by construction crews with a layer of paint, and possibly damaged. The mural is  featured on the Living New Deal's printed map and pocket guide to the highlights of the ...
  • Gray Brechin interviewed for NPR's "Here & Now"
    • January 23, 2018
    • Erin Hansen Reding
    On January 16, National Public Radio's "Here & Now" featured Gray Brechin, The Living New Deal's Project Scholar, for a segment on how the WPA changed U.S. infrastructure.  In the interview, Gray gave examples of structures built by the WPA, explained the current-day impact of WPA-built infrastructure, and elaborated on the WPA's ...
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