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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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  • Richard A Walker in the Brooklyn Rail
    • May 10, 2017
    • Gabriel Milner
    "Scanning the horizon of New York and beyond, New Deal sites number in the hundreds of thousands, most of them still in use today and almost none of them marked. There is the equivalent of a Lost Civilization out there waiting to be discovered. No one had ever documented everything ...
  • In The Guardian, Gray Brechin on Poverty Shaming
    • May 3, 2017
    • Gabriel Milner
    "The New Deal embodied an approach whose starting point was to make attacking poverty – not the people who live in it – a first principle. This makes it especially salient today... The writer and scholar Gray Brechin, a driving force behind the Living New Deal project, argues that at ...
  • Brent McKee in the Cumberland Times-News
    • January 31, 2017
    • Gabriel Milner
    Nice press from the Cumberland Times-News, in anticipation of Research Associate Brent McKee's talk at the Washington Street Library in Cumberland, Maryland. If you're in the area on Feb. 6, come hear "Discover the Hidden History Around You." For more information, contact Joni Reed at [email protected]. ...
  • "When America's Infrastructure Saved Democracy"
    • January 24, 2017
    • Gabriel Milner
    "'It's all falling into ruin now because we decided we didn't have to maintain it,' says Gray Brechin, geographer and founder of the online archive The Living New Deal, 'Thank god, they built it all as well as they did.'" Popular Mechanics examines how the New Deal shaped our nation and ...
  • The Legacy of New Deal Projects and Trump
    • January 22, 2017
    • Gabriel Milner
    "'You've got to think in terms of long-range investment and realize that these things are paying us back in lots of different ways,' says Robert Leighninger, author of Long-Range Public Investment: The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal. 'Education, health, and recreation—all the stuff whose value is hard to calculate ...
  • Curbed's Top Ten New Deal Sites
    • January 19, 2017
    • Gabriel Milner
    "'It was really a quantum leap forward for the entire United States,' says Gray Brechin, an author who helps run the Living New Deal. 'By building this vast physical and cultural infrastructure, the New Deal brought the country into the mid 20th century.'" With the help of The Living New ...
  • Gray Brechin on KGO-FM
    • December 20, 2016
    • Gabriel Milner
    On  Thursday, Dec. 22, at 1 pm EST, Gray Brechin will be featured on Pat Thurston's long-running show on KGO-FM. Tune in to hear Gray discuss The Living New Deal and the Bay Area's New Deal legacy. ...
  • The New Deal Lives On In Sonoma County
    • October 30, 2016
    • Gabriel Milner
    Gaye Lebaron of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat offered a timely meditation on the New Deal’s lasting importance for Sonoma County, following on a talk by the Living New Deal's Gray Brechin.  She wrote:  “‘People think the Great Depression happened in black and white,’ Gray Brechin told us in a talk last month ...
  • Revisiting The LND's Origins
    • August 26, 2016
    • Gabriel Milner
    “Among the many WPA initiatives I discovered in my early research were archaeological digs and historical re-creations, and they gave me the idea for an analogous effort: to create an ever-expanding excavation to reveal a buried and lost civilization. This was not, however, a civilization engulfed by the jungles of Guatemala or the sands ...
  • SF City Guides Recognizes The Living New Deal
    • August 8, 2016
    • Gabriel Milner
    Gray Brechin and The Living New Deal are profiled extensively in this month's Guidelines, the San Francisco City Guides newsletter. Check it out here for an explanation of our site, of the New Deal, and of the need for a new New Deal today. ...
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