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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

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WOOLSEY, LYNN C, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $56,404.35

Average cost per trip - $4,338.80
Total number of days spent traveling - 67 days
Rank of representative - 109 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Coalition for Peace Action
Dates - November 2, 2000 - November 3, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Princeton, NJ

Purpose - speak at 21st annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $174.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $294.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - November 27, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Singapore

Purpose - IMDI-Singapore Board Room Briefing
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,150.40
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,350.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - Visit historical civil rights sites in Alabama
Notes - Friend Rev. Glenda Hope accompanied. Member and guest paid $500 each.

Travel Cost - $1,442.00
Lodging Cost - $428.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,170.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Brookings Institute
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $248.00
Lodging Cost - $784.12
Meal Cost - $262.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,294.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Japan Center for International Exchange, U.S. Parialmentary Exchange Program
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan - Osaka, Japan

Purpose - to create a constructive dialogue on issues of importance to the US and Japan
Notes - child Amy Critchett accompanied.

Travel Cost - $11,262.62
Lodging Cost - $1,578.22
Meal Cost - $1,400.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,240.85

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Jamaica

Purpose - education reform conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,465.96
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $810.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,395.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - participate in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - other not specified

Travel Cost - $1,950.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $125.00
Total Cost - $3,875.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $278.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Bahamas

Purpose - to participate in a conference on Brazil
Notes - other costs - taxis

Travel Cost - $1,973.50
Lodging Cost - $2,750.00
Meal Cost - $760.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $5,533.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - other costs - ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,563.20
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $720.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,383.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $265.20
Lodging Cost - $256.00
Meal Cost - $105.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $626.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - To Participate In a Conference on Education Reform
Notes - San Francisco - Denver - Cancun / Cancun - Houston - San Francisco

Travel Cost - $1,268.40
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $810.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $4,128.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 7, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Washington, DC - Tel Aviv / Tel Aviv - San Francisco, CA

Travel Cost - $4,658.55
Lodging Cost - $2,223.00
Meal Cost - $457.00
Other Cost - $1,495.67
Total Cost - $8,834.22

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.