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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.

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.

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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Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation - $215,586.82 spent on 21 trips
94.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
5.1% spent on Republican Party

ACKERMAN, GARY L - Democratic Party
August 7, 2001 - August 17, 2001 (11 days)
NY - London, England - Damascus, Syria - Jerusalem, Israel - Amman, Jordan - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $15,837.78

DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Lebanon - Kuwait - Israel
Purpose - Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Total Cost - $9,270.82

DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III - Democratic Party
December 10, 2003 - December 18, 2003 (9 days)
Syria - Lebanon - Egypt - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Israel
Purpose - Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Total Cost - $10,281.35

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
November 18, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (5 days)
Damascus, Syria - Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact finding trip
Total Cost - $9,157.05

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
April 18, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (3 days)
Morocco - Tunisia - Algeria - Egypt
Purpose - meetings to exchange views on how best to further peace process
Total Cost - $8,351.79

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
May 26, 2001 - June 4, 2001 (10 days)
Middle East
Purpose - Meetings with heads of state
Total Cost - $11,288.59

ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD - Republican Party
October 5, 2001 - October 10, 2001 (6 days)
Bahrain - Beirut, Lebanon - Paris, France
Purpose - To promote support for the war on terrorism
Total Cost - $10,892.42

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
April 17, 2000 - April 23, 2000 (7 days)
Morocco - Tunisia - Algeria - Egypt
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $6,946.00

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
February 17, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (7 days)
Middle East
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $7,878.09

PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 17, 2000 (8 days)
Morocco - Tunisia - Kuwait - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $10,304.10

PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Kuwait - Lebanon - Israel
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $10,827.92

PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
May 2, 2002 - May 8, 2002 (7 days)
Syria - Beirut, Lebanon - Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $8,826.75

SCHIFF, ADAM - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Egypt - Syria - Lebanon - Jordan - Israel - Kuwait - Saudi Arabia
Purpose - engage in dialogue with foreign leaders
Total Cost - $12,484.57

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 17, 2000 (8 days)
Morocco - Kuwait - United Arab Emirates - Oman
Purpose - Education/meeting w govt officials
Total Cost - $14,408.92

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
October 4, 2001 - October 7, 2001 (4 days)
Saudi Arabia - Bahrain
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $10,517.17

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
November 25, 2001 - November 29, 2001 (5 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $8,419.05

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 17, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan - Beirut, Lebanon
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $8,408.27

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
June 28, 2002 - July 3, 2002 (6 days)
Saudi Arabia - Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact-finding, meeting with officials
Total Cost - $11,991.33

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
March 3, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (6 days)
Saudi Arabia - Jordan - Israel
Purpose - fact-finding, meeting with officials
Total Cost - $7,772.79

DURBIN, RICHARD J - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Berlin, Germany - Lebanon - Syria - Israel
Purpose - Fact finding - Sen. Durbin met up with Daschle CODEL
Total Cost - $6,284.60

TORRICELLI, ROBERT G - Democratic Party
November 19, 2000 - November 26, 2000 (8 days)
Syria - France - Egypt - Israel
Purpose - fact-finding, consultation
Total Cost - $15,437.46

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.