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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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Humpty Dumpty Institute - $28,745.85 spent on 26 trips
96.4% spent on Democratic Party
2.4% spent on Independent Party
1.2% spent on Republican Party

BALDWIN, TAMMY - Democratic Party
April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange
Purpose - education
Total Cost - $706.00

BELL, R CHRISTOPHER - Democratic Party
May 6, 2004 - May 7, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose -
Total Cost - $1,489.60

BERKLEY, SHELLEY - Democratic Party
January 23, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (3 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Merrill Lynch
Purpose - Freshman Democratic member fact-finding tour
Total Cost - $2,062.25

BISHOP, SANFORD D JR - Democratic Party
June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $1,066.52

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic
Purpose - Fact finding tour of the New York Exchange
Total Cost - $1,991.24

CAPPS, LOIS G - Democratic Party
April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange
Purpose - fact-finding about U.S. capital markets and international development issues
Total Cost - $851.91

CHABOT, STEVE - Republican Party
May 6, 2004 - May 7, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - meetings with United Nations officials
Total Cost - $336.50

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
June 16, 2000 - June 17, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic
Purpose - Educational
Total Cost - $1,807.19

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
January 16, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Economic and security issues in Africa and the Caribbean Basin Workshop
Total Cost - $692.60

FALEOMAVAEGA, ENI - Democratic Party
May 7, 2004 - May 8, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - congressional delegation to visit UN headquarters
Total Cost - $616.70

HILLIARD, EARL F - Democratic Party
June 16, 2000 - June 17, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $1,122.09

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic
Purpose - markets research and fact finding mission
Total Cost - $1,141.09

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - CBC visit to NY Stock Exchange
Total Cost - $2,010.00

KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS - Democratic Party
April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic
Purpose - fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $992.42

LOWEY, NITA M - Democratic Party
April 15, 2002 - April 15, 2002 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - congressional women's caucus
Total Cost - $50.00

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
June 14, 2000 - June 17, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic
Purpose - Congressional Black Caucus visit to New York Stock Exchange
Total Cost - $1,252.37

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
January 24, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Banking and UN fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $958.50

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
January 24, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Briefing from U.S. mission to UN, visit to secretariat
Total Cost - $958.50

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
June 15, 2000 - June 17, 2000 (3 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic
Purpose - To tour the New York Stock Exchange and the United Nationals. To attend briefings on related issues
Total Cost - $870.55

SANCHEZ, LORETTA - Democratic Party
April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange
Purpose - fact-finding and meetings
Total Cost - $601.06

SCHAKOWSKY, JANICE D - Democratic Party
September 25, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): US-UN Women's Forum
Purpose - Participate in forum for women
Total Cost - $1,019.38

SCOTT, ROBERT C BOBBY - Democratic Party
June 16, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (3 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic
Purpose - Educational trip to New York City with Congressional Black Caucus
Total Cost - $651.08

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $1,018.65

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
January 16, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - to attend the retreat on economic and security issues in Africa and the Caribbean basin
Total Cost - $2,705.20

CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT - Democratic Party
January 24, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - United Nations Meeting
Total Cost - $554.25

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
May 6, 2004 - May 7, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Meetings at the United Nations
Total Cost - $1,220.20

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.