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LA Times Today: How COVID-era Federal Writers Project became a proposed bill
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LA Times Today: How COVID-era Federal Writers Project became a proposed bill

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Eighty-five years ago, the Federal Writers Project was created to provide jobs for out-of-work writers during the Great Depression.

Now, writers across the country are once again facing depression-era unemployment levels. So, can the government save American writers this time around?

L.A. Times critic-at-large David Kipen sure thinks so. He joined us along with Congressman Ted Lieu to share how David’s wild idea of reviving the project is now a proposed bill.