Living New Deal in the News

Gray Brechin and Richard Walker Interviewed on PBS News Hour

Living New Deal founder Gray Brechin, and director Richard Walker, were interviewed  on PBS News Hour by host Jeffrey Brown.

“It’s a hidden history right in front of our eyes. The buildings, artworks and so much more were created all over the country during the New Deal of the 1930s and 40s. To bring that hidden history to light, the online archive “The Living New Deal” documents those sites across the country. Jeffrey Brown has more for our arts and culture series, “CANVAS.”

Watch the segment here

Richard Walker Quoted in Alter Net

Richard Walker was quoted in an Alter Net piece by Matthew Rozsa. Walker is reflecting on the Democratic win in the 1934 midterm elections to draw lessons about how the Democrats can avoid a loss in 2022. Read the full piece here

Richard A Walker Wrote Op-ed for Charleston Gazette-Mail 


Richard A Walker wrote an opinion piece titled, “WV stands to lose out because of Manchin,” for Charleston Gazette-Mail. Walker looks to the New Deal to reflect on the actions of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who “has thrown a monkey wrench into President Joe Biden’s effort to get his ambitious Build Back Better legislation through Congress.” Read the whole piece here or here

Living New Deal and David W. Gates Jr. mentioned in the Daily Post

Photo credit: Ryan Trares

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.