Friday, July 03, 2009

New Deal Stimulus: "Bridge to Somewhere" (audio)

Golden Gate Bridge,' 1934, oil on canvas by Ray Strong. Photo courtesy of Cliff.
AmericanRadioWorks, audio (58:00):
FDR tried to manufacture jobs by building bridges, sewers, schools and even ski jumps. Historians disagree about how much FDR's New Deal programs eased the Depression in the short term. But in the long term, the structures they built have had a profound effect on the country's economy. This documentary takes us from the mountains of Vermont to the dams of the Pacific Northwest, and looks at the long reach of the New Deal.

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