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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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  • 12.16.14

    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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Lockheed Martin - $7,415.65 spent on 12 trips
57.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
42.5% spent on Republican Party

ADERHOLT, ROBERT B - Republican Party
September 30, 2003 - September 30, 2003 (1 days)
Huntsville, AL
Purpose - Speak at re-opening of Lockheed-Martin's Courtland, AL facility
Total Cost - $661.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
February 24, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (1 days)
Meridian, MS
Purpose - Attend event at Lockheed-Martin plant in Meridian
Total Cost - $612.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
July 8, 2003 - July 8, 2003 (1 days)
Meridian, MS
Purpose - A workplace shooting occurred at the Lockheed martin facility in Lauderdale County. I traveled to visit the plant, law enforcement and the victims in the hospital to assist in a very tragic situation
Total Cost - $515.00

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
December 15, 2003 - December 15, 2003 (1 days)
Marietta, GA
Purpose - Tour and fact-finding with Montana Company - summit Engineering
Total Cost - $488.00

HOLLINGS, ERNEST F - Democratic Party
January 30, 2003 - January 30, 2003 (1 days)
Greenville, SC
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $800.00

SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B - Republican Party
September 30, 2002 - September 30, 2002 (1 days)
Huntsville, AL
Purpose - Tour of Lockheed-Martin Courtland facility
Total Cost - $661.00

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
October 29, 2001 - October 29, 2001 (1 days)
Buffalo, NY - Binghamton, NY
Purpose - Official fact-finding travel.
Total Cost - $1,031.75

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
January 30, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (1 days)
Binghamton, NY
Purpose - briefing and tour
Total Cost - $1,500.00

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
July 23, 2004 - July 23, 2004 (1 days)
Albany, NY
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $520.00

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
January 28, 2005 - January 28, 2005 (1 days)
Binghamton, NY
Purpose - Official announcement
Total Cost - $410.00

WARNER, JOHN WILLIAM - Republican Party
April 11, 2005 - April 11, 2005 (1 days)
Suffolk, VA
Purpose - Tour new facility
Total Cost - $216.90

GRANGER, KAY N - Republican Party
July 8, 2004 - July 8, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

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.