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People's Recorder

The People's Recorder

As Americans grapple with the unprecedented crises of our time, we gain strength and insight from seeing how our communities responded to emergencies in our past. From the catastrophe of the Great Depression emerged a national-scale portrait in resilience.  That crisis not only brought WPA guides to states and cities and oral histories, but also yielded new models for arts and cultural innovation. Using the intimate stories of New Deal writers, artists and the people who inspired them, The People’s Recorder is a new podcast series that connects audiences today with the 1930s-era tumult and life lessons that still illuminate today.