Works Progress Administration

Type: Organization
Name: Works Progress Administration
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Thursday Marks Fairgrounds Coliseum Grand Re-opening and Public Open House

The Indiana State Fair Commission will hold a public Open House in the newly renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum  Thursday, April 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. The event and parking are both free.Fairgrounds staff members will offer visitors insights on the construction ... [Published Hoosier Ag Today - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

EDITORIAL: The federal job-training boondoggle

No problem is so insurmountable that it can’t be solved with a government program. If the program doesn’t work, the government has a remedy for that, too — another government program. This strikes the average American as bunk, but it’s how this White ... [Published Washington Times - 2 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

RHS band, Devilettes to perform at state fairgrounds ceremony

The Richmond High School Red Devil Marching Band and Devilettes will perform Thursday at the grand reopening ceremony of the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum.The event, which is not open to the public, will be at 11 a.m. on the fairgrounds’ Main Street ... [Published Palladium Item - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Dignitaries Announced For Coliseum Ribbon Cutting

Others expected at the ribbon cutting include Indiana State Fair Commission Chairman Andre Lacy, Fair Commission Executive Director Cindy Hoye and Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann.A public open house is scheduled after the closed ribbon cutting event.Naming rights ... [Published Inside INdiana Business - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the enemy. A feeling of despair was settling across America, causing a run on banks, a precipitous rise ... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Stephanie Camp, 46, historian

Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff WriterPosted:Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:08 AMA memorial service will be held Saturday, April 19, for Stephanie M.H. Camp, 46, a feminist historian with Philadelphia roots, who died Wednesday, April 2, of cancer at a Seattle ... [Published Free Internet Press - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Letters to the Editor: Exploring ways to keep adolescents actively involved in fulfilling activities may keep them away from drugs

The two guest editorials on addiction in the April 13th Republican by Dr. Ronald Dunlap, the president of the Massachusetts Medical Society ; and Jess Tilley, an activists for intravenous drug users, are of interest . However, I would suggest that like ... [Published MassLive - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Today in history: The birth of the WPA

: President Franklin Roosevelt signed a $5 million emergency relief bill, aimed at helping lift the country out of the Great Depression. Among the agencies created by FDR's bill: The Works Progress Administration, an infrastructure program which hired ... [Published The Week Magazine - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 2 reports

Today in History for April 8

Today is Tuesday, April 8, the 98th day of 2014. There are 267 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 8, 1864, the United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery. (The House of Representatives ... [Published Troy Record - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Downtown walking tour rescheduled

Gerri Adler’s walking tour of historical downtown Davis has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m., starting at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. The popular tour features buildings, sites and events that shaped Davisville and Davis.Adler ... [Published Davis Enterprise - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Deal would preserve century-old school building

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) - George Glotzbach's father was the state administrator for the New Deal agency the Works Progress Administration. The agency carried out public works projects nationwide, and it also commissioned large arts projects. Almost every ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Daily Transporter: New Orleans

New Orleans is so flat that in the 1930s the Works Progress Administration built Monkey Hill at Audubon Zoo to show the city’s children what a hill looked like. See New Orleans in Editor’s Picks: New OrleansSee New Orleans in Lyndsey Matthews is a digital ... [Published Travel and Leisure - Mar 30 2014]

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"By 2012, the pump and the infrastructure for the water feature were either damaged, or near the end of their useful service lives" said Kelly Barrington, the district's chief of maintenance
"All cemeteries are in the same boat," said Robert Fells, executive director of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. "The popular perception is: You dig holes, bury people and what's the big deal? But there's roads to maintain, irrigation, trees. It's more than digging holes and mowing grass. The maintenance never ends. The services a cemetery sells are forever."
...be prouder of this renovation and we're excited to finally share it with the public," State Fairgrounds Executive Director Cindy Hoye said. "We incorporated many aspects of the old Coliseum into the new building, which makes it one of the most unique facilities you will find anywhere."
...Of course, not everyone will find success, but failure is assured if they sit on the fence In the words of philosopher Henri-Frederic Amiel, "The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides."

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Work underway to protect murals from old West A... [Published The Beacon News - 51 mins ago]
Thursday Marks Fairgrounds Coliseum Grand Re-op... [Published Hoosier Ag Today - 1 hour ago]
EDITORIAL: The federal job-training boondoggle [Published Washington Times - 2 hours ago]
Park It: Carquinez Scenic Drive work restarts [Published Inside Bay Area - 4 hours ago]
City of the dead offers living history [Published USA Today - Apr 23 2014]
RHS band, Devilettes to perform at state fairgr... [Published Palladium Item - Apr 22 2014]
Shafer logging film program comes to McCleary l... [Published Daily World - Apr 22 2014]
Why We Look the Way We Look Now [Published Northwestern University - Apr 22 2014]
Dignitaries Announced For Coliseum Ribbon Cutting [Published Inside INdiana Business - Apr 21 2014]
Federal report’s findings may help save Berkele... [Published Daily Californian - Apr 21 2014]
Immigration Reform - Obama's Great Civil Rights... [Published BlueOregon - Apr 19 2014]
BAYSIDE: Roosevelt proclaims expo a peace symbol [Published TimesLedger - Apr 19 2014]
The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself [Published Huffington Post - Apr 18 2014]
OBITUARY: Robert "Bob" Sayre [Published Iowa City Patch - Apr 18 2014]
Stephanie Camp, 46, historian [Published Free Internet Press - Apr 18 2014]
Historical Potpourri: White Sands National Monu... [Published RuidosoSearch.com - Apr 18 2014]
Second historic mural uncovered at old West Aur... [Published The Beacon News - Apr 18 2014]
Letters to the Editor: Exploring ways to keep a... [Published MassLive - Apr 18 2014]
Why America’s favorite anarchist thinks most Am... [Published PBS - Apr 17 2014]
'Anniversary of Excellence' [Published TheDailyNews - Apr 16 2014]
Cohen Alumni Association sues state to stop tox... [Published Louisiana Weekly - Apr 16 2014]
Free SUNY, full-day Pre-K and $15 minimum wage ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
Uncommonwealth: Sharpsburg renovates dilapidate... [Published Kentucky.com - Apr 14 2014]
In D.C., a new show of old national park posters [Published Los Angeles Times - Apr 14 2014]
Historical Vignettes: Landmarks and old struct... [Published TCPalm - Apr 14 2014]
Lowellville likely to add restrooms, office spa... [Published Vindy.com - Apr 14 2014]
The 7 Wonders of Oregon [Published Bend Bulletin - Apr 13 2014]
Neighbors: WPA stone wall in Bradford County ge... [Published Star-Gazette - Apr 13 2014]
WPA left a legacy in Newark [Published Newark Advocate - Apr 12 2014]
Stone Wall Hill historical marker unveiled [Published Daily and Sunday Review - Apr 12 2014]
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Immigration Reform - Obama's Great Civil Rights... [Published BlueOregon - Apr 19 2014]
Last week President Obama spoke in Dallas, Texas to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. His remarks centered on President Lyndon Johnson’s extraordinary achievements for civil rights and how President Johnson accomplished ...
Prevention Over Punishment: The Push to Reduce ... [Published Next New Deal - Mar 04 2014]
Chicago should seek new methods of violence prevention that focus on strengthening neighborhoods and focus on healing, because these methods are more effective and more cost-effective. It’s no secret that gun violence has long been a major problem in ...
Artist Collective Celebrates America's Parks [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Feb 26 2014]
Dylan Gasperik, Program Assistant, Communications, Santa Monica, California                                                                                                                   Matt Brass This new project is attractive, inventive, and ...
CMHA, Cleveland State and ICA Art Conservation ... [Published Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cl ... - Feb 06 2014]
At a time when public agencies often fail to maintain public art installations over the long haul, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority has set an example with its efforts to preserve and celebrate 1930s art created under the Works Progress Ad ...
Sundays With The Christianists: American Histor... [Published Wonkette - Jan 12 2014]
Last week, we learned that the Great Depression was caused by government regulation of free enterprise, and that while it was a tad uncomfortable for some, there was no need for any government interference in the wonderful job that private charities ...
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