Gray Brechin interviewed for NPR’s “Here & Now”

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 ability to employ approximately 8.5 million people.  He also discussed the cost of the WPA and compared it to the costs and effects of Obama’s stimulus package.  NPR’s “Here & Now” program reaches an estimated 5 million weekly listeners on over 450 stations across the country. You can hear Gray’s complete interview here.

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