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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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Republican Main Street Partnership - $36,218.84 spent on 21 trips
0.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
100.0% spent on Republican Party

BASS, CHARLES F - Republican Party
April 24, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (3 days)
CA
Purpose - To gather high-tech information
Total Cost - $1,187.20

BASS, CHARLES F - Republican Party
June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - meetings and fact finding
Total Cost - $1,924.00

BIGGERT, JUDY - Republican Party
April 24, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Fundraising for the GOP Main Street Partnership
Total Cost - $1,890.00

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
April 24, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Fundraising for Republican
Total Cost - $1,186.00

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Informational
Total Cost - $2,304.49

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - policy discussion
Total Cost - $1,956.32

EHLERS, VERNON J - Republican Party
April 15, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (4 days)
CA
Purpose - Meeting with technology companies.
Total Cost - $789.92

GILLMOR, PAUL E - Republican Party
April 23, 2001 - April 26, 2001 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Visit high-tech companies and facilities.
Total Cost - $1,937.40

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
April 24, 2000 - April 28, 2000 (5 days)
Elmira, NY
Purpose - meet w/ corporate officials to discuss legislative issues of mutual interest
Total Cost - $1,803.44

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA - Silicon Valley, CA - Napa Valley, CA
Purpose - Meet with corporate officials to discuss legislative issues of mutual interest.
Total Cost - $928.40

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - panel discussions, meetings with corporate officials to discuss legislation of mutual interest.
Total Cost - $1,635.66

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 23, 2003 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Conference to share ideas
Total Cost - $2,975.00

KELLY, SUE W - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - To visit firms in the high-tech corridor
Total Cost - $2,299.06

OSE, DOUG - Republican Party
June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - policy
Total Cost - $2,189.00

SHAW, CLAY - Republican Party
June 21, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - conference to share ideas
Total Cost - $1,709.00

SHAYS, CHRISTOPHER - Republican Party
April 23, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Learn about the Silicon Valley high-tech industry
Total Cost - $1,419.50

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
June 8, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - participate in a panel discussion
Total Cost - $514.49

SNOWE, OLYMPIA J - Republican Party
June 18, 2001 - June 18, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - to speak at their luncheon held in NYC
Total Cost - $631.00

SNOWE, OLYMPIA J - Republican Party
January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - to attend their annual meeting
Total Cost - $4,546.96

SNOWE, OLYMPIA J - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 23, 2003 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - RMSP New York City Policy Retreat Weekend
Total Cost - $2,392.00

SIMMONS, ROB - Republican Party
March 16, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (5 days)
Bermuda
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.