33 min

Mr. Weaver Goes (Back) to Washington New Deal Stories

    • History

The economist Robert Weaver criticizes the New Deal, and then joins it. With some discussion of the National Recovery Administration (NRA) and the relation of the New Deal to the South.

Music: “Hoist Up the John B Sail,” Theodore Rolle, WPA; “The More You Scratch,” Theodore Rolle, WPA; “Welfare Blues,” Calvin Frazier and Sampson Pittman, Lomax Recordings; “Turkey in the Straw,” Mrs. Ben Stott and Myrtle B. Wilkinson, WPA Recordings; “Year of Jubilee,” John Selleck, WPA Recordings; “Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt (Weren’t No Kin),” Otis Jackson, sampled from YouTube.

Sounds: Street sounds, crickets, children laughing, slide whistles and pops, typewriter all freesound user craigsmith; slide whistle freesound user sheepfilms; cash register freesound user kiddpark; murmuring freesound user splicesound; C-SPAN gavel bang freesound user zerolagtime.

Voices: FDR fireside chat of May 7, 1933, and Detroit speech of October 2, 1932, from the Master Speech File of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library; Robert Weaver interview with Blackside, 1992, sampled from YouTube page of the Washington University archives.

Recommended reading: The Black Cabinet by Jill Watts.

The economist Robert Weaver criticizes the New Deal, and then joins it. With some discussion of the National Recovery Administration (NRA) and the relation of the New Deal to the South.

Music: “Hoist Up the John B Sail,” Theodore Rolle, WPA; “The More You Scratch,” Theodore Rolle, WPA; “Welfare Blues,” Calvin Frazier and Sampson Pittman, Lomax Recordings; “Turkey in the Straw,” Mrs. Ben Stott and Myrtle B. Wilkinson, WPA Recordings; “Year of Jubilee,” John Selleck, WPA Recordings; “Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt (Weren’t No Kin),” Otis Jackson, sampled from YouTube.

Sounds: Street sounds, crickets, children laughing, slide whistles and pops, typewriter all freesound user craigsmith; slide whistle freesound user sheepfilms; cash register freesound user kiddpark; murmuring freesound user splicesound; C-SPAN gavel bang freesound user zerolagtime.

Voices: FDR fireside chat of May 7, 1933, and Detroit speech of October 2, 1932, from the Master Speech File of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library; Robert Weaver interview with Blackside, 1992, sampled from YouTube page of the Washington University archives.

Recommended reading: The Black Cabinet by Jill Watts.

33 min

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