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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.

Back to all reports

Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association - $23,574.90 spent on 16 trips
26.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
73.1% spent on Republican Party

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
June 11, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - speech to conference on issues to be debated during reopening of the 1996 Telcom Act in 2005.
Total Cost - $520.00

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
May 12, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - to attend the CTIA retreat
Total Cost - $2,030.90

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
May 4, 2001 - May 6, 2001 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - Participate on panel discussion of technology policy issues at CTIA annual policy meeting.
Total Cost - $1,087.36

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
May 3, 2002 - May 5, 2002 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - conference on telecommunications issues.
Total Cost - $958.51

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
May 16, 2003 - May 18, 2003 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $1,285.88

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
March 21, 2004 - March 23, 2004 (3 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - to participate in the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association's annual convention
Total Cost - $1,718.80

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
February 26, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Telecommunications conference
Total Cost - $1,045.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
January 27, 2000 - January 28, 2000 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - CTIA Wireless 2000 convention
Total Cost - $1,225.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
May 4, 2001 - May 6, 2001 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - Speech and participate in panel discussions on wireless industry
Total Cost - $774.70

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
February 27, 2001 - February 28, 2001 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - CTIA Wireless 2000 Convention
Total Cost - $1,225.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
March 17, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - 2002 wireless convention
Total Cost - $934.09

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
March 16, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Speaker, annual conference
Total Cost - $2,743.42

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
March 16, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - CTIA annual conference
Total Cost - $2,783.42

WYNN, ALBERT - Democratic Party
May 3, 2002 - May 5, 2002 (3 days)
VA
Purpose - members and executives of wireless industry discuss matters affecting the wireless industry
Total Cost - $1,486.49

WYNN, ALBERT - Democratic Party
June 11, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - 5th Annual Policy Retreat
Total Cost - $2,622.73

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
June 11, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (3 days)
Hot Springs, VA
Purpose - To participate in CTIA's annual policy conference
Total Cost - $1,133.60

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.