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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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New Atlantic Initiative, part of American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC - $108,593.02 spent on 32 trips
16.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
83.5% spent on Republican Party

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Manassas, VA
Purpose - bipartisan retreat for US house of representatives ways and means and US Senate Finance Committee members for policy discussions on economic, tax and deficit issues
Total Cost - $670.19

HARMAN, JANE - Democratic Party
June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Aspen, CO
Purpose -
Total Cost - $4,655.00

HUTCHINSON, WILLIAM ASA - Republican Party
June 23, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (2 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Participate in panel.
Total Cost - $3,233.00

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Manassas, VA
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $377.39

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
June 21, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - World Forum
Total Cost - $900.00

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
June 19, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (4 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - 2003 World Forum
Total Cost - $954.00

PENCE, MIKE - Republican Party
September 28, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (3 days)
Berlin, Germany
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - Attend conference on international terrorism
Total Cost - $1,266.58

PORTMAN, ROBERT J - Republican Party
February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Manassas, VA
Purpose - AEI Economic Policy congressional Retreat. Robert Trent Jones Club
Total Cost - $765.86

RYAN, PAUL D - Republican Party
February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - economic policy retreat
Total Cost - $600.08

SANFORD, MARSHALL C JR - Republican Party
June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
Denver, CO
Purpose - Social security - gave speech
Total Cost - $815.00

THOMAS, WILLIAM M - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Avon, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - panel discussions
Total Cost - $2,710.00

THOMAS, WILLIAM M - Republican Party
February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Gainesville, VA
Purpose - panel discussion on economy and taxes
Total Cost - $377.39

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
June 24, 2000 - June 27, 2000 (4 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - Attendance at AEI World Forum
Total Cost - $4,390.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
March 9, 2000 - March 12, 2000 (4 days)
Paris, France
Purpose - Air fare for Senator's spouse to accompany Senator Biden to the New Atlantic Initiative Conference on Balkan Strategies. Senator Biden was already in Paris on Foreign Relations Committee business
Total Cost - $4,252.03

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
June 21, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose -
Total Cost - $5,077.00

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $3,399.00

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
June 20, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (4 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Forum. Washington, DC - Vail, CO
Total Cost -

HUTCHISON, KAY BAILEY - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 21, 2003 (2 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - Attend the AEI World Forum
Total Cost - $2,020.50

KYL, JON L - Republican Party
June 22, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - speaker at annual meeting
Total Cost - $710.00

KYL, JON L - Republican Party
June 21, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - Participate in a panel discussion on counter terrorism
Total Cost - $4,124.00

KYL, JON L - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - Participate in AEI World Forum panel discussion
Total Cost - $5,697.00

KYL, JON L - Republican Party
June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - Moderator in group discussions for the 2004 AEI World Forum
Total Cost - $3,210.00

MCCONNELL, MITCH - Republican Party
June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - Speaking engagement and panel participation - AEI World Forum
Total Cost - $3,210.00

NICKLES, DONALD LEE - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $4,900.00

NICKLES, DONALD LEE - Republican Party
June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - Congressional issues forum
Total Cost - $5,082.00

THOMPSON, FRED - Republican Party
July 22, 2001 - July 24, 2001 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - To moderate and participate in panel discussions
Total Cost - $480.00

THOMPSON, FRED - Republican Party
June 21, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - to moderate and participate in panel discussions
Total Cost - $3,692.00

BINGAMAN, JEFF - Democratic Party
June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Purpose - To participate in AEI World Forum
Total Cost - $4,670.00

THOMAS, WILLIAM M - Republican Party
June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Avon, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - Panel discussions
Total Cost - $3,210.00

KYL, JON L - Republican Party
June 24, 2005 - June 26, 2005 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - Moderator in group discussions for the 24th annual AEI World Forum
Total Cost - $5,183.00

THOMAS, WILLIAM M - Republican Party
June 24, 2005 - June 26, 2005 (3 days)
Beaver Creek, CO
Co-sponsor(s): Vail Valley Foundation
Purpose - To participate in panel discussions on Entitlements, Social Security, and Tax Reform
Total Cost - $27,962.00

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.