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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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    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

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  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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  • 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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Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute - $87,989.40 spent on 81 trips
95.8% spent on Democratic Party
4.2% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Puerto Rico
Purpose - 2003 Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $1,788.86

BISHOP, SANFORD D JR - Democratic Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - joint listening sessions of CBC Health and Environmental Justice Brain Trust
Total Cost - $1,374.00

BISHOP, SANFORD D JR - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - To discuss issues of concern to the mutual caucus - tri-caucus
Total Cost - $3,851.46

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Conference to discuss issues relating to trade with the Caribbean and Africa
Total Cost - $1,291.30

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - to discuss common interests between the members of the CBC, CHC and CAC
Total Cost - $1,196.00

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
June 14, 2002 - June 15, 2002 (2 days)
Pittsburgh, PA
Purpose - establish priorities for proactive legislative agenda to expand affordable housing and home ownership opportunities
Total Cost - $1,744.50

CARSON, JULIA - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 9, 2001 (2 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational - trade policy conference
Total Cost - $513.41

CARSON, JULIA - Democratic Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - educational -- CBC health and environmental justice brain trusts
Total Cost - $585.00

CARSON, JULIA - Democratic Party
April 5, 2004 - April 8, 2004 (4 days)
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Purpose - mental health roundtable
Total Cost - $1,450.52

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Puerto Rico
Purpose - 2003 Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $1,189.21

CLAY, WILLIAM L SR - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (3 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $658.81

CLAY, WILLIAM L SR - Democratic Party
March 26, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (6 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Luncheon speaker, breakfast speaker, panelist at housing summit
Total Cost - $1,169.36

CLAY, WILLIAM L SR - Democratic Party
April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Brasilia, Brazil - El Salvador
Co-sponsor(s): CitiGroup, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Port of New Orleans, iGATE Technologies, Odebrecht, Coca Cola Enterprises Inc
Purpose - fact finding mission; meetings with government and business officials; conference participant
Total Cost - $8,810.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational - trade policy conference
Total Cost - $753.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
June 14, 2002 - June 16, 2002 (3 days)
Cleveland, OH
Purpose - participant in housing summit/workshop
Total Cost - $1,285.42

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - attend joint listening sessions of CBC health and environmental brain trusts
Total Cost - $833.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
March 28, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Panelist for Southeast Florida Housing Summit
Total Cost - $645.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 1, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Attend CBCF Board of Directors' Retreat in New Orleans, Louisiana
Total Cost - $811.25

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 8, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational - trade policy conference
Total Cost - $760.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - BWI/Charlotte/Charleston, SC -- Charleston/Philadelphia/BWI
Total Cost - $722.05

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
January 13, 2004 - January 14, 2004 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Congressional Black Caucus Educational Meeting
Total Cost - $1,206.90

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
June 15, 2002 - June 17, 2002 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - participation in housing conference
Total Cost - $871.00

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - educational -- Jt. Listening Sessions of CBC Health and Environmental Justice Braintrusts
Total Cost - $480.00

HASTINGS, ALCEE L - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 25, 2003 (2 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Tri-caucus legislative meeting
Total Cost - $1,306.37

JEFFERSON, WILLIAM JENNINGS - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 19, 2002 (1 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - congressional retreat
Total Cost - $60.40

JEFFERSON, WILLIAM JENNINGS - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Tri-Caucus Retreat in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Hispanic, Asian and Congressional Black Caucus)
Total Cost - $1,234.76

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
June 1, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Board member attendance/participation
Total Cost - $132.00

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational & Trade Policy Conference
Total Cost - $816.00

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (3 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - tri-caucus retreat at Lansdowne Resort
Total Cost - $658.81

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
March 4, 2000 - March 5, 2000 (2 days)
Birmingham, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL
Purpose - Selma's 35th anniversary march
Total Cost - $552.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational trade policy conference
Total Cost - $2,551.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
June 14, 2002 - June 16, 2002 (3 days)
Cleveland, OH
Purpose - attend CBCF Ohio statewide housing summit
Total Cost - $330.42

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Co-sponsor(s): Sony Music
Purpose - Tri-Caucus Congressional Conference
Total Cost - $1,566.51

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
March 29, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Panelist/Housing Summit
Total Cost - $1,054.00

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational - Trade policy conference
Total Cost - $918.25

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - joint listening sessions of CBC Health and Environmental Justice brain trusts
Total Cost - $696.50

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $3,000.74

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational - Trade Policy Conference
Total Cost - $1,520.75

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $1,811.12

NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - to participate in the 2003 congressional tri-caucus retreat
Total Cost - $1,475.96

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Economic Entrepreneurship and Education advancement
Total Cost - $1,457.33

ROYBAL-ALLARD, LUCILLE - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Puerto Rico
Purpose - tri-caucus retreat congressional
Total Cost - $2,608.12

SCOTT, ROBERT C BOBBY - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 19, 2002 (1 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - retreat
Total Cost - $299.00

SCOTT, ROBERT C BOBBY - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - tri-caucus retreat
Total Cost - $1,163.47

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $3,236.04

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 25, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - meeting of the Tri-Caucus
Total Cost - $1,970.90

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - joint listening sessions of CBC health and environmental justice brain trusts
Total Cost - $1,248.58

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (3 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - Tricaucus retreat between CBC, CHC, CAPAC
Total Cost - $1,467.62

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Tri-Caucus retreat between the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Asian Pacific American caucus
Total Cost - $3,343.72

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
October 25, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (3 days)
Detroit, MI
Purpose - to attend the CBC Institute-sponsored Democratic presidential debate in Detroit
Total Cost - $250.70

WU, DAVID MR. - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - congressional tri-caucus retreat
Total Cost - $1,892.10

WYNN, ALBERT - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - 2nd annual tri-caucus retreat
Total Cost - $2,335.87

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
January 12, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Planning retreat
Total Cost - $1,526.40

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
June 12, 2004 - June 12, 2004 (1 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Panelist - State of African American Male Conference
Total Cost - $617.60

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
December 3, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (2 days)
Oakland, CA
Purpose - Participate in State of the African American Male Conference
Total Cost - $783.28

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
September 25, 2004 - September 25, 2004 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - CBC Child Welfare Brain trust "Child Welfare Forum"
Total Cost - $351.70

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Puerto Rico
Co-sponsor(s): Sony Music
Purpose - Congressional Tri Caucus retreat
Total Cost - $2,277.58

BISHOP, SANFORD D JR - Democratic Party
January 11, 2004 - January 13, 2004 (3 days)
Not specified
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

MILLENDER-MCDONALD, JUANITA - Democratic Party
August 12, 2004 - August 15, 2004 (4 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - Conference
Total Cost -

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Memphis, TN
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost - $304.00

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
August 12, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (3 days)
Memphis, TN
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $316.00

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
Greenwood, MI
Purpose - To participate in the Southern Regional Issue Forum
Total Cost - $239.53

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - Conference sessions to provide an opportunity and views on issues in healthcare and education of particular
Total Cost - $217.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
MS
Purpose - To discuss Social Security and access and equity in healthcare and housing
Total Cost - $172.03

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
Jackson, MS
Purpose - Attend Southern Regional Issue Forum
Total Cost - $239.53

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - To participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Institute's annual conference
Total Cost - $431.00

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
Jackson, MS
Purpose - To participate in the Southern Regional Issue forum
Total Cost - $239.53

TOWNS, EDOLPHUS - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Memphis, TN
Purpose - Annual conference
Total Cost - $312.00

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
MS
Purpose - To participate in a bus tour and traveling issue forums on social security, health, and affordable housing
Total Cost - $299.53

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
MS
Purpose - To participate in issue forums concerning health, education, and other issues important to Americans today
Total Cost - $431.00

JEFFERSON, WILLIAM JENNINGS - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Memphis, TN
Purpose - Share views on issues on healthcare and education pertaining to African Americans
Total Cost - $217.00

CLAY, WILLIAM LACY JR - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - Conference on healthcare and education issues
Total Cost - $431.00

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 10, 2005 (2 days)
Jackson, MS
Purpose - This was a regional issue forum designed for constituents to hear from members and discuss issues of concern centered on healthcare, affordable housing, and retirement security
Total Cost - $67.50

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - Attend CBC Institute forum on public policy and legislative issues
Total Cost - $431.00

KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
not specified
Purpose - Fact finding issue forums and sessions
Total Cost - $304.00

KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
not specified
Purpose - Social Security, healthcare, and housing forum
Total Cost - $239.53

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
South Bend, IN
Purpose - Policy meeting
Total Cost - $143.00

WYNN, ALBERT - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - To share views on issues in healthcare and education of particular concern to African Americans
Total Cost - $431.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Memphis, TN
Purpose - Attend Congressional Black Caucus Institute Conference on healthcare and education
Total Cost - $431.00

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
July 15, 2005 - July 16, 2005 (2 days)
Cleveland, OH
Purpose - Conference examining disparities in healthcare
Total Cost - $874.04

BUTTERFIELD, G. K. - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (6 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - To participate in the Southern Regional Issue Forum and workshop focused on healthcare and educational issues of particular concern to African Americans
Total Cost - $713.53

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.