Our post offices are not for sale: Radio interview with New Deal scholar Gray Brechin


Gray Brechin, a UC-Berkeley professor and founder and project scholar of the Living New Deal, was on the WNUR radio show “This Is Hell” yesterday to talk about the selling off of historic post offices and the push to privatize the Postal Service.  Gray is one of the organizers of the effort to stop the sale of the 1914 Berkeley post office, and he spoke at the “save the post office” rally on December 4 (video here).

The original podcast (for the whole show, with other interviews) is here; to listen to Gray’s part of the show, just click on the arrow below.

For more about the Berkeley post office, check out Gray’s article, “Who Owns OUR (Downtown Berkeley) Post Office?” and the Daily Kos piece “Selling off the Post Office: Berkeley calls out Richard Blum.”   For more on the sale of California post offices, see “Eureka! The Postal Service finds gold in California.”

(Photo credit: Dec. 4 rally in Berkeley, in the Berkeleyside)