APM documentary: Bridge to Somewhere — Lessons from the New Deal

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Civilian Conservation Corps workers building a road near Baudette, Minn., in 1933.
Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society

A new Congress faces the ongoing pandemic-induced economic crisis. As the members of the House and Senate, and President-elect Joe Biden, continue to wrestle with the best ways the federal government can help people — and can give the economy a boost — some historical context might be helpful today.

Our APM Reports documentary unit took a look at the impact of the jobs and public works programs in the 1930s. The documentary is called "Bridge to Somewhere: Lessons from the New Deal."

It was produced in 2009 by Catherine Winter with Mary Beth Kirchner and Stephen Smith.

Use the audio player above to listen to the program.

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