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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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Not specified - $17,983.61 spent on 18 trips
51.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.8% spent on Independent Party
47.8% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
February 27, 2000 - February 28, 2000 (2 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - Speaker at Black History Month Luncheon
Total Cost - $1,786.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 22, 2002 - June 22, 2002 (1 days)
Bridgeport, CT
Purpose - keynote speaker for graduation celebration and youth education day
Total Cost - $144.00

FOSSELLA, VITO MR - Republican Party
January 16, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (2 days)
The Hague, Netherlands
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $388.48

GEPHARDT, RICHARD A - Democratic Party

White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $950.00

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
November 12, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (1 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - keynote speaker
Total Cost - $1,055.00

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
January 13, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (2 days)
Moab, UT
Purpose - Attend policy announcement and discussion with Secretary of Engergy Richardson and Rep. Chris Cannon
Total Cost - $246.32

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
May 17, 2002 - May 20, 2002 (4 days)
Albuquerque, NM
Purpose - education seminar at Lumidigm Biometrics
Total Cost - $1,482.50

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
January 31, 2002 - February 2, 2002 (3 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $1,176.00

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
March 24, 2003 - March 24, 2003 (1 days)
Rutgers, NJ
Purpose - speech at Rutgers University-Voorhees Transportation Center
Total Cost - $269.00

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
July 31, 2003 - August 4, 2003 (5 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - speak at meeting of National Motor Freight Traffic Association
Total Cost - $723.00

SHOWS, CLIFFORD RONALD - Democratic Party
March 24, 2000 - March 25, 2000 (2 days)
Huntsville, AL
Purpose - speak to a group of military retirees
Total Cost - $849.50

WELDON, CURT - Republican Party
March 6, 2000 - March 7, 2000 (2 days)
Not specified
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $122.30

WELDON, CURT - Republican Party
August 20, 2003 - August 21, 2003 (2 days)
Huntsville, AL
Purpose - keynote speech
Total Cost - $722.00

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
September 22, 2001 - September 23, 2001 (2 days)
Ruidoso, NM
Purpose - fact finding - Museum of American West
Total Cost - $1,483.00

HUTCHINSON, TIM - Republican Party

Eureka Springs, AR
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $761.00

GINGREY, PHILLIP J - Republican Party
August 12, 2004 - August 13, 2004 (2 days)
Little Rock, AR
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $2,035.40

WAMP, ZACH - Republican Party
July 25, 2004 - August 4, 2004 (11 days)
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - Cape Town, South Africa
Purpose - To investigate airport security, border security, port security, the World Food Program and the multi-billion AIDS programs
Total Cost - $3,077.05

BLUMENAUER, EARL - Democratic Party
May 27, 2005 - May 28, 2005 (2 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - Annual meeting WTS - Advancing women in Transportation conference speech
Total Cost - $713.06

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.