"NASA and the Civil Rights Movement," Ideas Matter with Joe Donahue, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, New York, NY, originally broadcast March 18, 2016.

"The New Deal: Then and Now?," History for the Future, Radio WRCT 88.3, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, taped January 30, 2012.

"Bringing Back the Civilian Conservation Corps," Paradigms: Visions of a Viable Future, Radio, originally broadcase on May 15, 2011.

“Neil Maher's Nature's New Deal,” Progressive Radio, weekly syndicated broadcast of The Progressive magazine, Madison, Wisconsin, taped September 30, 2010.

“Neil Maher talks about the CCC and its impact on our environmental policy,” The Advocates syndicated radio show, WVOX AM 1460, New Rochelle, New York, originally broadcast on July 7, 2010.

“What Now?: 1933 — The Creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps,” Action Speaks! syndicated radio show, WRN1 AM, Rhode Island National Public Radio, originally broadcast April 29, 2009.

“President Barack Obama’s Stimulus Package and the New Deal,” Sunday Forum, WMNF National Public Radio, Tampa Florida, originally broadcast January 25, 2009.


“Nature’s New Deal: Franklin Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement,” Focus 580: Interviews on Global Affairs and Daily Life, Illinois Public Radio, originally broadcast November 7, 2008.

“Those CCC Boys,” documentary radio show for Vermont Public Radio, originally broadcast August 19, 2008.

“75th Anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps,” Radioactivity, WMNF National Public Radio, Tampa, Florida, originally broadcast March 20, 2008.




Historical Consultant and Commentator, American Experience: The Civilian Conservation Corps, Public Broadcasting Service, 2009.



Historical Commentator, Treasures 5: The West, 1898-1938, National Film Preservation Foundation, 2011.  Invited to provide voice-over analysis for We Can Take It, a silent film produced circa 1935 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Extension Service Office of Motion Pictures.




Social and Cultural Impact of the Space Race, C-SPAN, July 2, 2009.



Popular writing


“Green New Deal,” NJIT Magazine, Fall 2009, 16-19.

“The New Deal Deserves Another Look,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 March 2009, B21.

“Is It Time for a Green New Deal?”, History News Network, 19 January 2009.

“It’s Time for a New and Improved CCC,” The Edge of the American West, 31 March 2008.



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