As one stimulus package is debated, the legacy of another is demolished

Monday, February 09, 2009

President Obama is pushing Congress to finalize his stimulus bill —a plan that would provide federal dollars for projects across the country. At the same time, hundreds of buildings commissioned by another U.S. President in the middle of an economic crisis are being torn down. Buildings commissioned by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration are being demolished. Tracie Rozhon, freelance reporter for The New York Times joins us for a look at a group that has started a new national movement to save the buildings that lay at the center of the New Deal.

For more information on the fate of WPA buildings, read Tracie Rozhon's article, New Deal Architecture Faces Bulldozer in today's New York Times.

Guests:

Tracy Rozhon

Hosted by:

Katherine Lanpher and Todd Zwillich

Contributors:

Jesse Baker

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