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Mayor Becker, can you spare a dime?

Posted By on March 18, 2010, 11:43 AM

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Members of the Anti-Hunger Action Committee recently recorded their own version(s) of the Great Depression classic, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime." They've dedicated their version to Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker whose office has been advocating for new restrictions on panhandling during what some say is the worst recession since the 1930s.---

Read more about the proposed panhandling ordinance here, here, and here. For more on the history and lasting significance of the song, read this story from NPR

Below is the Anti-Hunger Action Committee's version of the "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime." Beneath that is another contemporary version of the song by that amazing minstrel Tom Waits accompanied by iconic imagery from the Great Depression. 

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