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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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AFL-CIO - $20,029.34 spent on 19 trips
95.1% spent on Democratic Party
4.9% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
August 20, 2000 - August 21, 2000 (2 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $491.74

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
June 19, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $688.07

BONIOR, DAVID - Democratic Party
February 11, 2001 - February 14, 2001 (4 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,568.22

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
February 18, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement, conference participant
Total Cost - $2,177.51

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
May 26, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (2 days)
Falmouth, MA
Purpose - Speech at conference
Total Cost - $230.00

GEPHARDT, RICHARD A - Democratic Party
March 9, 2004 - March 11, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - participate in annual meetings
Total Cost - $1,270.90

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
January 14, 2003 - January 15, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Co-sponsor(s): National Organization of Legal Service Workers, United Auto Workers
Purpose - speech to National Organization of Legal Service Workers
Total Cost - $321.14

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
March 6, 2004 - March 8, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL - Miami, FL
Purpose - speak at winter executive committee meeting
Total Cost - $1,999.40

MILLER, GEORGE - Democratic Party
February 12, 2001 - February 13, 2001 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speaker at AFL-CIO Executive Council Winter Meeting
Total Cost - $1,723.22

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
February 22, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - speak at the executive committee meeting of TTD
Total Cost - $687.83

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
February 9, 2001 - February 9, 2001 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $216.50

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
January 14, 2000 - January 15, 2000 (2 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - Participant in leadership panel to discuss Census 2000, HIV/AIDS in the African community, and issues of black farmers; participant in Martin Luther King commemoration activities
Total Cost - $2,552.92

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
January 29, 2005 - January 31, 2005 (3 days)
Tacoma, WA
Co-sponsor(s): America In Solidarity
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $983.79

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
February 28, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (1 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Attended Council Meeting regarding Labor issues on behalf of the Hispanic Caucus as Chairwoman
Total Cost - $823.60

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
August 11, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (1 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Legislative keynote - AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting
Total Cost - $325.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 25, 2004 - June 26, 2004 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - AFL-CIO Legislative Conference - Legislative update keynote
Total Cost - $647.00

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
June 14, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (1 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - Speak at immigration rally
Total Cost - $562.50

KENNEDY, EDWARD MOORE - Democratic Party
July 25, 2005 - July 25, 2005 (1 days)
Not specified
Purpose - Remarks/speech
Total Cost - $1,760.00

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.