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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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Center for International Policy - $30,577.19 spent on 18 trips
81.9% spent on Democratic Party
8.0% spent on Independent Party
10.1% spent on Republican Party

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
May 28, 2000 - May 31, 2000 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding trip/discuss impact of UN embargo.
Total Cost - $1,874.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
July 26, 2003 - July 31, 2003 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Cuba
Total Cost - $2,140.00

FARR, SAM - Democratic Party
February 8, 2002 - February 11, 2002 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,029.00

FILNER, BOB - Democratic Party
February 8, 2002 - February 11, 2002 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $1,205.00

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
June 29, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (4 days)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Purpose - to demonstrate solidarity in the Environmental Movement of Olancho's March for Life. A march in protest of illegal logging in the Honduras and the system that corrupts it
Total Cost - $1,628.00

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Cuba
Co-sponsor(s): Urbanists International
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $1,380.00

MORAN, JERRY - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - examine agricultural trade opportunities in Cuba
Total Cost - $932.00

REHBERG, DENNIS R - Republican Party
September 12, 2003 - September 15, 2003 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,150.00

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
April 23, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding trip on international prescription drug cost differential
Total Cost - $1,299.69

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - To meet with Cuban government officials, trade representatives and US interest section officials
Total Cost - $1,494.50

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
February 8, 2002 - February 11, 2002 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,410.00

BOXER, BARBARA - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 22, 2002 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - California Trade
Total Cost - $1,910.00

HARKIN, THOMAS RICHARD - Democratic Party
April 21, 2003 - April 24, 2003 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,386.00

LINCOLN, BLANCHE LAMBERT - Democratic Party
May 28, 2000 - May 31, 2000 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $1,197.00

BAUCUS, MAX - Democratic Party
September 13, 2003 - September 15, 2003 (3 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $600.00

CONRAD, KENT - Democratic Party
February 19, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact finding mission primarily in the area of agriculture
Total Cost - $4,142.00

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Santa Barbara, CA
Purpose - Speaker at conference on the future of US-Cuba policy
Total Cost - $350.00

JEFFORDS, JAMES M - Independent Party
April 29, 2005 - May 4, 2005 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - To encourage greater trade with the State of Vermont and to investigate the current political and economic status of Cuba
Total Cost - $2,450.00

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.