Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Jobs

A 21st Century WPA: Back from Halimuhfack

October 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8
Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Jobs
A 21st Century WPA: Back from Halimuhfack
Chapters
00:00:00
Intro
00:02:00
Feature: WPA Past...& Future? with Max Page
00:39:37
Event Updates & Song Selection Details with Larry McCullough
00:52:27
Zora Neale Hurston & Halimuhfack
Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Jobs
A 21st Century WPA: Back from Halimuhfack
Oct 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8

Episode 8 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation:

A 21st Century WPA: Back from Halimuhfack

Taking a look at the most impactful and ambitious employment program in American history: the Works Progress Administration, or WPA

Includes:

1. Nathan Ruggles talks with Max Page of the University of Massachusetts Amherst about his recent piece in Labor Notes entitled “In the Face of Mass Unemployment, We Need a 21st Century WPA.”  Page is Professor of Architecture and a Director of Historic Preservation Initiatives and Vice President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.  They review the powerful past legacy of the WPA, his proposal for a WPA for today, and a vision for what such a program could mean for the future.

2.  Larry McCullough follows up with a song recording that directly resulted from WPA initiatives: “Halimuhfack” by Zora Neale Hurston.  Nathan and Larry also discuss the latest news from the Battle of Homestead Foundation.


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Logo by Brittany Sheets: bsheetscreative.com

Original Music by Jason Kendall: Jasonkendallproductions.com

Audio Engineering consulting and assistance provided by Angela Baughman: thatsoundgirl.com

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Episode 8 of Essential Work: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Jobs, brought to you by the Battle of Homestead Foundation:

A 21st Century WPA: Back from Halimuhfack

Taking a look at the most impactful and ambitious employment program in American history: the Works Progress Administration, or WPA

Includes:

1. Nathan Ruggles talks with Max Page of the University of Massachusetts Amherst about his recent piece in Labor Notes entitled “In the Face of Mass Unemployment, We Need a 21st Century WPA.”  Page is Professor of Architecture and a Director of Historic Preservation Initiatives and Vice President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.  They review the powerful past legacy of the WPA, his proposal for a WPA for today, and a vision for what such a program could mean for the future.

2.  Larry McCullough follows up with a song recording that directly resulted from WPA initiatives: “Halimuhfack” by Zora Neale Hurston.  Nathan and Larry also discuss the latest news from the Battle of Homestead Foundation.


Comment line: (412) 326-9435

Email: comments@essentialworkpodcast.org


Please rate us five stars on iTunes!

Please support this podcast and the organization: https://battleofhomestead.org


Logo by Brittany Sheets: bsheetscreative.com

Original Music by Jason Kendall: Jasonkendallproductions.com

Audio Engineering consulting and assistance provided by Angela Baughman: thatsoundgirl.com

Feature: WPA Past...& Future? with Max Page
Event Updates & Song Selection Details with Larry McCullough
Zora Neale Hurston & Halimuhfack