Works Progress Administration

Type: Organization
Name: Works Progress Administration
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

My Mother, My Values, My Vote

Back in 1996, my mother was interviewed on Good Morning America. They were doing a story on the November election and wanted to know why she, an 89 year old Catholic woman, was voting for Democrats. In her responses to the GMA reporter, mom related how ... [Published Huffington Post - 9 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Source of DWP leaks can be traced to state budget: Letters

Source of these leaks can be traced to state budgetRe “A leak in the system: DWP’s underground pipes lost as much as 36 million gallons every day in recent years” (Oct. 22):Are you for real? The biggest leak in our system is in Sacramento. We have a governor ... [Published Daily Breeze - 20 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Bike rides a good way to sight-see

As I turned into New Orleans City Park via Harrison Avenue last Sunday, I noticed some people setting up near one of the softball fields. They had a table overflowing with foil-covered containers of food. There were ice chests and grills; it looked like ... [Published The Advocate - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

County retrieves set of 1930s murals

By Workers install the Cinderella mural Wednesday inside Centennial Hall, where all nine works will be visible to the public.Thanks to a remarkable partnership between El Paso County and the Denver Public School System, nine 1930s murals are being installed ... [Published Colorado Business Journal - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

From our archives: Give more time to arms debate

Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Telegraph on Oct. 19, 20 and 21, 1939.Why the gag?It is believed the Senate will vote on repeal of the ... [Published Saukvalley.com - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Any inter-Korean dialogue is better than none

By Charles OlmstedPresident Park Geun-hye's "Dresden Declaration" can still work if given the proper tools and support from inside and outside of South Korea. Not to mention of course, cooperation from North Korea.The first goal should be easy to implement ... [Published Korea Times - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Meet the man who re-energized NYC parks — and wants to do the same for yours

Adrian Benepe is a one-time New York City park ranger who went on to lead the Big Apple’s parks department through what the Times calls “the most ambitious program of building and refurbishing New York City’s parks since the era of Robert Moses.” ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Reader's Agenda Mon 10/6: 'Between the Buildings,' 'Ink, Paper, Politics,' and The Dog

"Ink, Paper, Politics"Looking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered.Today the Field Museum hosts ": Butterflies, Bees, and Urban Pollinator Conservation," a different kind of talk about the birds and the bees. Geologists and conservationists ... [Published Chicago Reader - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 04 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 1 reports

Slavery co-existed with capitalism

Read this remarkable book. In “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” Edward Baptist explains slavery’s central role in the national narrative. The peculiar institution contributed to economics, politics and social ... [Published Times Dispatch - Oct 04 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

1940 Works Progress Administration map gives clues to earliest Placitas history

Hand-drawn topographical map from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) era (late 1930s to the early 1940s) shows forgotten details of Placitas.1940 Works Progress Administration map gives clues to earliest Placitas history—Sherrill Cloud and Bob ... [Published Sandoval Signpost - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 3 reports

National media avoided covering People's Climate March

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the New Deal employed 8.5 million people in the latter part of the 1930s. For 25 cents an hour, they did everything from building bridges and roads to writing plays and painting murals on public buildings. The ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Picturing American Farming: Its Ideals and Issues

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Sept. 23 -- Northampton Community College issued the following news release:In the direct, realistic and monumental style of WPA (Works Progress Administration) artists, Northampton Community College's (NCC) communication design and web ... [Published HighBeam Research - Sep 26 2014]

Quotes

...She asked "but you're a Catholic who goes to mass everyday, how can you vote for Bill Clinton, when he supports abortion?" Unfazed, my mother said "on issues like that I go to my priest. But when I vote for President I want someone who will fight to save Social Security and Medicare, and who'll be there to help those in need"
OCTOBER 13: 1909: paraded through downtown Birmingham and put on shows at Smith's Park. Ads promised "Roughriders, Indians, Cowboys, Arabs, Soldiers, Cossacks, Mexicans, Wild West Girls, Plainsmen, Lancers, Artillery, Vaqueros, Japanese, Marksmen, Ruralies, Zouaves, Cavalry, and Dragoons alongside displays of horsemanship, savagery, riding, athletes, battles, horses, lassoing, frolics, attacks, music, manoeuvres, equestrians, acrobats, shooting, fighting, drills, charges and marches, culminating in re-enactments of "The Battle of Summit Springs" and "An Oriental Spectacle" featuring Rossi's Musical Elephants and Thompson's Trained Horses."
"Those of us involved in planning the transformation always will treasure this opportunity to build a foundation for the next generation" said Nestor Infanzon
...When FDR's mother gave the home to the newlyweds, she "kept back one detail - that she was going to move in, too," said Raab. "Anybody who thinks they have in-law problems, look at this."

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My Mother, My Values, My Vote [Published Huffington Post - 9 hours ago]
Source of DWP leaks can be traced to state budg... [Published Daily Breeze - 20 hours ago]
Pingpong fan donates table and time for weekly ... [Published Mission Valley News - Oct 24 2014]
Living, Learning Community Benefits Students [Published Southwest Times Record - Oct 24 2014]
Krasner and Lewis: A Collegial Conversation [Published East Hampton Star - Oct 23 2014]
Bike rides a good way to sight-see [Published The Advocate - Oct 23 2014]
County retrieves set of 1930s murals [Published Colorado Business Journal - Oct 21 2014]
Four myths about slavery in the US [Published Raw Story - Oct 21 2014]
Tearing down old Aurora high school building co... [Published The Beacon News - Oct 20 2014]
From our archives: Give more time to arms debate [Published Saukvalley.com - Oct 20 2014]
OKIE — Hard work, faith makes way [Published Muskogee Phoenix - Oct 20 2014]
Any inter-Korean dialogue is better than none [Published Korea Times - Oct 19 2014]
Tant: America has faced much worse than today's... [Published OnlineAthens - Oct 18 2014]
Jamie Hickman Wilson awarded DAR’s Outstanding ... [Published Watauga Democrat - Oct 18 2014]
Look on the bright side ... or not [Published News Register - Oct 17 2014]
Meet the man who re-energized NYC parks — and w... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Oct 17 2014]
Spotlight On Carrie Scriffignano [Published Miami's Community Newspapers - Oct 16 2014]
Six houses on 27th Candlelight Tour of Homes [Published The Times-Herald - Oct 15 2014]
Questers from across state meet at Bain Park Cabin [Published West Life - Oct 12 2014]
9 things to know about the FDR Boardwalk on Sta... [Published Staten Island Live - Oct 12 2014]
The Week in Birmingham History: Miss Fancy, Mon... [Published al.com - Oct 12 2014]
Daniel Perez: Landscaping beautifies UTEP campus [Published Las Cruces Sun-News - Oct 12 2014]
Alcorn County district reconnected with bridges [Published NEMS 360 - Oct 11 2014]
WPA-sponsored gyms get new lease on life [Published News-Times Online - Oct 10 2014]
Students to re-enact Louisville race-related se... [Published Noodls - Oct 09 2014]
Coronado Heights campaign continues [Published McPherson Sentinel - Oct 09 2014]
Florida sites added to National Park Service Re... [Published Travel and Tour World - Oct 09 2014]
Downtown postal service in Lakewood [Published Asbury Park Press - Oct 08 2014]
Column: Library’s story becomes a permanent fix... [Published Neighbor Newspapers.com - Oct 08 2014]
The Houston Public Library’s Research Libraries... [Published Examiner.com - Oct 08 2014]
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Meet the man who re-energized NYC parks — and w... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Oct 17 2014]
Adrian Benepe is a one-time New York City park ranger who went on to lead the Big Apple’s parks department through what the Times calls “the most ambitious program of building and refurbishing New York City’s parks since the era of Robert Moses.” ...
Open thread for night owls. Lehmann: 'Democrats... [Published Daily Kos - Oct 01 2014]
The above is the right-hand section of the 1934 mural "City Life" at Coit Tower in San Francisco. It was painted by Russian-American painter Victor Arnautoff as part of the Public Works of Art Project, the first such program of the New Deal, which ran ...
The One Time That The U.S. Had Universal Childcare [Published Think Progress - Sep 30 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock Nothing before or since has been like the Lanham Act, though you probably haven’t heard of it. It wasn’t even legislation that was supposed to have anything to do with child care. It was a bill to fund infrastructure projects that ...
Open thread for night owls: National media avoi... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 29 2014]
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the New Deal employed 8.5 million people in the latter part of the 1930s. For 25 cents an hour, they did everything from building bridges and roads to writing plays and painting murals on public buildings. The ...
Class Issues, Not Race, Will Likely Seal the Ne... [Published Newgeography.com - Economic, demographic, and p ... - Sep 07 2014]
Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and along the U.S.-Mexico border may seem to suggest that race has returned as the signature issue in American politics. We can see this already in the pages of mainstream media, with increased calls for reparations ...
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