Gray Brechin was interviewed on the July 19, 2020 episode of Vox’s Today, Explained, Infrastructure Week. Episode Description: “It’s a big week for President Biden’s infrastructure plans. Vox’s Li Zhou explains the obstacles in his way, and a historian says one of them is our collective memory.” Listen to the episode here.
The Living New Deal was mentioned in a USA Today story titled “10 places we wouldn’t have without the New Deal.” Susan Ives shared some of the New Deal’s most notable sites with travel writer Larry Bleiberg. Read more here.
The Washingtonian published a story dedicated to Living New Deal’s recently launched Guide to the Art and Public Works of the New Deal in Washington DC. Titled, “This Map Shows How the New Deal Was a Big Deal for DC,” the piece focuses on select stites featured in the guide.
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In a Berkeleyside story about the Berkeley Rose Garden, titled, “Berkeley Rose Garden opens in time for Mother’s Day,” Laura Casey mentions the work of the Living New Deal and quotes Susan Ives.
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Author David W. Gates Jr., Living New Deal National Associate for the Midwest, and founder of Post Office Fans was interviewed by the Daily Post. The story mentioned the work of the Living New Deal, and focused on post office murals funded by the New Deal in Indiana, in particular, the Franklin Post Office mural. Read the full story here.
Gates has written has published two books about New Deal post office murals in Tennessee and Wisconsin.
The Wall Street Journal mentioned the work of the Living New Deal in a story about the New Deal arts programs that funded thousands of artists whose work can be viewed today in post offices and libraries across the country. Read the story here.
Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith were interviewed in the East Bay Yesterday on February 27, 2021. The story delves into the work of the Living New Deal and reflects on the impact of the New Deal in the Bay Area. Read more here.
Dani Rodrik, Living New Deal Board member and Harvard economist, spoke to the Financial Times about the economic roots of populism and noted that, “We are in a chronic state of shortage of good jobs.” read the full story here.
Detail of a fresco by Victor Arnautoff at Coit Tower in San Francisco, California. Photo courtesy of the Jacobin. All Rights Reserved.
In a piece titled, “The New Deal Put Huge Numbers of Unemployed Artists to Work,” Ellen Engelstad writes about New Deal job programs and discusses New Deal art in San Francisco with Gray Brechin. Read more here.
Living New Deal founder and project scholar, Gray Brechin, spoke to the San Francisco Chronicle about Ponderosa Way, the 800-mile firebreak which once crossed California from Mount Shasta to Bakersfield. Read the story here.
Evan Kalish, Living New Deal Researcher at Large mentioned in a Washington Post story on the covering of a Cantonsville MD Post Office mural depicting slavery. The mural was painted by New Deal era artist Avery Johnson. Read the story here.
Economist Darrick Hamilton mentions the Living New Deal in a conversation with Democracy Now! About pushing the next administration to the left. Listen to the segment here.
Photo: WPA women in New Mexico are weaving rag rugs. By Russell Lee, Library of Congress.
The Living New Deal was mentioned in an Article from Labor Notes. Titled, “In the Face of Mass Unemployment, We Need a 21st Century WPA” and authored by Max Page, the article calls for a new Works Progress Administration. Read the story here.
Living New Deal Director Richard Walker, and Living New Deal Board members Robert Reich and Price Fishback, were quoted in Bitterroot Magazine. Authored by Jake Bullinger, and titled, “The Marriner Doctrine: How a Utah Banker Tackled the Great Depression,” the article examines the COVID-19 recovery through the lens of the precedents set by the New Deal.