Arts Sep 02

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A New Deal for Artists

Artists today have a number of safety nets to help ease the pain brought on by a battered economy, but during the Great Depression it took a federal stimulus program of sorts to protect many of the nation's painters and…

Arts May 13

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Conversation: Author Mark Kurlansky on ‘America Eats’

Throughout the Depression, an ambitious New Deal project called "America Eats" employed secretaries and unemployed journalists, as well as literary luminaries -- Nelson Algren, Zora Neale Hurston and Eudora Welty -- to research and write about the nation's gastronomic traditions,…

Editor’s Note: As Barack Obama’s presidency reaches the 100-day mark, the NewsHour is examining how the president’s policies and the economic crisis are affecting one city – St. Louis, where Obama will mark the milestone April 29. Paul’s segment on…