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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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Congressional Economic Leadership Institute - $93,181.11 spent on 17 trips
64.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
35.5% spent on Republican Party

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (3 days)
Venice, Italy
Purpose - Transatlantic study trip
Total Cost - $1,090.00

CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT - Democratic Party
April 12, 2002 - April 14, 2002 (3 days)
NV
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,136.00

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (4 days)
Venice, Italy
Purpose - TransAtlantic Policy Network -- Educational
Total Cost - $1,090.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
November 15, 2003 - November 23, 2003 (9 days)
Berlin, Germany - Strasbourg, France - Paris, France
Purpose - International relations and trade discussions
Total Cost - $15,801.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
April 12, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (6 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Germany
Co-sponsor(s): Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose - Speaking engagement - discussions of transatlantic policy issues
Total Cost - $13,238.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
April 10, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (11 days)
Budapest, Hungary - Brussels, Belgium - Stuttgart, Germany - Munich, Germany - London, England
Purpose - speaker and participant in Transatlantic Policy Network meeting on US EU relations, speaker and participant in the US Germany Marshall Fund Seminar and panelist in the Parliamentary Assembly Interparliamentary forum on Transatlantic dialogue
Total Cost - $13,393.00

FARR, SAM - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy
Purpose - Meet with European leaders and discuss economic issues
Total Cost - $10,244.62

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Montreal, Canada
Purpose - Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $1,282.24

LEVIN, SANDER - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy
Co-sponsor(s): Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose - TPN winter meeting and CELI study visit
Total Cost - $5,592.25

MILLER, CANDICE S - Republican Party
April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Stuttgart, Germany - Munich, Germany
Purpose - meeting with members of European Union, Parliament and other economic leaders
Total Cost - $12,568.00

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
April 12, 2002 - April 14, 2002 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - trip focused on gaming and hospitality industries, nuclear waste disposal.
Total Cost - $1,335.00

NORTHUP, ANNE M - Republican Party
July 11, 2003 - July 13, 2003 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $1,180.00

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
July 7, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (2 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Study aviation safety and operation issues
Total Cost - $2,346.50

SAWYER, THOMAS - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy
Purpose - Study trip
Total Cost - $10,394.50

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (4 days)
Rome, Italy - Venice, Italy
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,260.00

ROBERTS, PAT - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (4 days)
Venice, Italy
Co-sponsor(s): Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose - participate in fall meeting
Total Cost - $1,230.00

LATOURETTE, STEVEN C - Republican Party
July 6, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (5 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - aviation conference. Wash, DC - Seattle - Wash, DC
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.