Times of Triumph / Archive

2009-05-08

The Lucky Ones

Not everyone faced hard times during the Great Depression. These lucky few who had specialized skills helped their neighbors and gave generously to charities.

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Listen to the extended interview with Maxine Coyler.

2009-05-07

Challenges for Teachers

Listen to former teachers describe the difficulties they faced during the Depression: students with bad behavior, alcoholic parents, and continuous paycuts. Their experiences give us a perspective on today’s economic downturn.

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Listen to the extended interview with Bertha Allison.

2009-05-06

Surviving in the City

Learn about urban life during the Great Depression ... bread lines and the threat of eviction.

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Listen to the extended interview with Robert Ritzman.

2009-05-05

Farm Life During the Depression

Hear about life on the farm during the Depression. Families grew their own food and had enough to eat ... but paying the bills was not so easy.

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Listen to the extended interview with Lois Merry.

2009-05-04

The Depression Leaves a Mark on Centre County

Penn State Historian William Pencak takes WPSU’s Josh Korn on a tour of town and campus to learn just how Centre County was affected during the Great Depression.

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