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The Sound of Ideas

Remembering the Great Depression—Encore Presentation

Posted Friday, September 18, 2009

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The Federal Reserve Chairman says the recession is over. That may be. But it sure doesn't feel that way to the millions who are still unemployed or working less than they'd like. And yet millions have come through this kind of pain before and some still remember it well. The Great Depression puts today’s troubles into perspective. Unemployment hit 23 percent. Some people survived by turning lawns into gardens, potato sacks into petticoats and a lot of sharing with neighbors. Friday morning at 9 on the Sound of Ideas, we’re reprising a show with Regina Brett about the lessons that can be gleamed from that difficult time. **This is an encore presentation of a program that originally aired January 31, 2009.**

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Farm family listening to their radio By George W. Ackerman, probably Ingham County, Michigan, August 15, 1930 By unknown Associated Press photographer, July 1932. WWI veterans went to Washington, DC, to demand veterans bonus payments. Between Weedpatch and Lamont, Kern County, California. Children living in camp By Dorothea Lange, April 20, 1940 White Angel Breadline By Dorothea Lange, San Francisco, California, 1933

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Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Government/Politics, Other, Community/Human Interest

Guests

David Goldberg, History Professor, Cleveland State University
Ted Gup, Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism, Case Western Reserve University
Please contact Ted if you have a Great Depression story from the Greater Canton area you would like to share:

Additional Information

The New York Times: Hard Times, a Helping Hand

Books on the Great Depression
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes
The Great Crash of 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith
The Great Depression: America 1929-1941 by Robert S. Mcelvaine
Essays on the Great Depression by Ben S. Bernanke
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee and Walker Evans

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