WPA http://iowapublicradio.org en New Deal (Part Two) http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-deal-part-two <p>Mention the New Deal, and most Iowans would think of a bridge, state park or school gymnasium. But the arts also flourished during the Great Depression, thanks to federal programs that gave jobs to painters, sculptors, writers and performers. A museum director calls it, "the greatest art movement in Iowa in 100 years."</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 17947 at http://iowapublicradio.org New Deal (Part Two) New Deal (Part One) http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-deal-part-one <p>Seventy-five years ago,&nbsp;the federal government bankrolled countless infrastructure programs that put tens of thousands of Iowans to work; many of the projects are enjoying a revival, of sorts. Some are being renovated, others are endangered, and many are just as vital as they were in the 1930s.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 17948 at http://iowapublicradio.org New Deal (Part One)