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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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Club for Growth - $32,692.24 spent on 17 trips
7.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
92.7% spent on Republican Party

AKIN, GARY - Democratic Party
February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach. FL
Purpose - Speaking request
Total Cost - $2,379.80

SHADEGG, JOHN B - Republican Party
February 19, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,380.40

NICKLES, DONALD LEE - Republican Party
February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Congressional Seminar
Total Cost - $3,647.80

SHADEGG, JOHN B - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (2 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Educational purpose
Total Cost - $1,411.00

RYAN, PAUL D - Republican Party
March 4, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (11 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Naples, FL
Purpose - Panel participation on Social Security
Total Cost - $2,667.44

PEARCE, STEVE - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (2 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Participated in a panel discussion on urgent political and economic issues of the day for CFG's winter conference
Total Cost - $1,822.80

MCMORRIS, CATHY - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Winter conference
Total Cost - $2,031.40

MCHENRY, PATRICK TIMOTHY - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement, and informational speaker on a series of panels
Total Cost - $1,876.90

ISTOOK, ERNEST J JR - Republican Party
March 10, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (4 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Attend and participate in the Club for Growth's Economic Winter Conference
Total Cost - $2,859.30

BLACKBURN, MARSHA W - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Speaking at the Club for Growth Annual Conference
Total Cost - $1,934.40

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (2 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - To take part in a panel for a Club of Growth Conference
Total Cost - $1,406.60

REICHERT, DAVID CONGRESSMAN - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
FL
Purpose - The congressman spoke on Tort Reform for their Economic Forum
Total Cost - $2,536.80

BLACKBURN, MARSHA W - Republican Party
February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaking to Conference
Total Cost - $1,328.60

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - To participate in a Club for Growth conference event
Total Cost - $1,729.00

KENNEDY, MARK RAYMOND - Republican Party
March 10, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (5 days)
FL
Purpose - To speak on current issues before Congress (Tort reform and Social Security)
Total Cost - $1,880.00

KENNEDY, MARK RAYMOND - Republican Party
February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - To speak on current issues before Congress
Total Cost - $1,800.00

PAUL, RONALD E. - Republican Party
February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
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.