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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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Invest to Compete Alliance - $30,495.03 spent on 17 trips
49.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
50.7% spent on Republican Party

CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT - Democratic Party
July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - Meeting - leadership seminar
Total Cost - $1,013.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
July 6, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (4 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - Congressional leadership educational speaker
Total Cost - $2,100.00

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
July 5, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (4 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - Workshop/Congressional Education Seminar
Total Cost - $1,650.00

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
July 4, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (5 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Conference/seminar
Total Cost - $1,824.00

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
July 5, 2002 - July 8, 2002 (4 days)
Newport, RI
Purpose - congressional leadership educational seminar
Total Cost - $1,970.35

MALONEY, JAMES H - Democratic Party
July 5, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (4 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - Congressional Leadership Educational Seminar
Total Cost - $2,127.00

MOAKLEY, JOE - Democratic Party
July 5, 2000 - July 7, 2000 (3 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - education seminar
Total Cost - $1,250.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
July 5, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (4 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - Educational seminar
Total Cost - $1,575.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
July 4, 2001 - July 7, 2001 (4 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - Educational issues seminar
Total Cost - $1,671.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
July 4, 2003 - July 6, 2003 (3 days)
Newport, RI
Purpose - Legislative seminar
Total Cost - $1,090.00

OXLEY, MICHAEL G - Republican Party
July 6, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (4 days)
Hyannis, MA
Purpose - Congressional educational seminar
Total Cost - $3,246.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
December 13, 2002 - December 16, 2002 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Participate in ITCA's winter Congressional Leadership Seminar at PGA National Resort and Spa
Total Cost - $3,844.00

SMITH, ROBERT - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - participate in a congressional leadership educational seminar
Total Cost - $2,049.50

ENZI, MICHAEL B - Republican Party
July 3, 2004 - July 5, 2004 (3 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - To attend "Invest to Compete Alliance" conference
Total Cost - $2,635.18

GREGG, JUDD A - Republican Party
December 13, 2002 - December 16, 2002 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Invest to Compete Alliance Congressional Leadership Educational Seminar
Total Cost -

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
June 30, 2004 - July 3, 2004 (4 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - Congressional leadership educational seminar
Total Cost - $1,470.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
July 1, 2005 - July 3, 2005 (3 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - Legislative seminar / Bipartisan educational leadership seminar
Total Cost - $980.00

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.