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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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International Foundation - $84,775.27 spent on 16 trips
23.3% spent on Democratic Party
8.8% spent on Independent Party
67.8% spent on Republican Party

ADERHOLT, ROBERT B - Republican Party
December 9, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Purpose - To build bridges of friendship between the leadership of the United States and Israel and the United States and Jordan
Total Cost - $7,611.25

CARTER, JOHN - Republican Party
May 20, 2004 - May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Minsk, Belarus
Purpose - relationship building
Total Cost - $7,490.00

DOYLE, MIKE - Democratic Party
November 13, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (5 days)
Aruba
Purpose - Speaker at annual convention
Total Cost - $2,622.00

HALL, TONY P - Democratic Party
February 18, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (9 days)
Kona, HI
Co-sponsor(s): University of Nation
Purpose - Meetings with officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Total Cost - $3,454.50

HALL, TONY P - Democratic Party
April 10, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (13 days)
Beirut, Lebanon
Purpose - Meetings with government officials, outreach, and other National Prayer Breakfast activities.
Total Cost - $11,480.36

HOEKSTRA, PETER - Republican Party
December 9, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Purpose - to build bridges of friendship between the leadership of the United States and Jordan
Total Cost - $7,888.25

PITTS, JOSEPH R - Independent Party
May 20, 2004 - May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Belarus
Purpose - build relationships between U.S. and Belarus
Total Cost - $7,490.00

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
December 8, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (7 days)
Greece - Serbia - Croatia - Macedonia - Kosovo
Purpose - meetings w government officials and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Total Cost - $3,316.00

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
February 18, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (8 days)
Kona, HI
Co-sponsor(s): University of Nation
Purpose - meeting with government officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Total Cost - $3,482.50

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
April 15, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (8 days)
Beirut, Lebanon
Purpose - meeting with government officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Total Cost - $1,901.08

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
August 21, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (9 days)
Albania - Rome, Italy
Purpose - meetings with government officials and other National Prayer Breakfast activities - meeting in Rome regarding world food program, hunger and foreign assistance
Total Cost - $2,524.00

ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC - Republican Party
August 26, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (6 days)
Tokyo, Japan
Purpose - Participation in Policy Dialogues with Japanese Government Officials
Total Cost - $3,869.33

ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC - Republican Party
December 8, 2003 - December 16, 2003 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Purpose - Participation in fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $9,378.75

ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC - Republican Party
August 21, 2004 - August 25, 2004 (5 days)
Tokyo, Japan
Purpose - Participation in policy dialogues/programs with Japanese government officials
Total Cost - $3,560.40

DOYLE, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 30, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (4 days)
Tortola
Purpose - Speaker at annual prayer breakfast
Total Cost - $2,228.00

COBURN, THOMAS A - Republican Party
June 2, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (4 days)
Beirut, Lebanon
Purpose - Develop leadership / fellowship groups within Lebanon government; build bonds
Total Cost - $6,478.85

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.