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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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    Rising prices on the poorest

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  • 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

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  • 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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Intl Management & Development Institute - $535,276.47 spent on 62 trips
63.1% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
36.9% spent on Republican Party

BENTSEN, KENNETH EDWARD JR - Democratic Party
May 25, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (6 days)
Copenhagen, Denmark - Oslo, Norway
Purpose - IMDI boardroom briefing
Total Cost - $2,876.03

BENTSEN, KENNETH EDWARD JR - Democratic Party
February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - U.S. Germany roundtable for the 21st century
Total Cost - $11,832.00

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
August 23, 2000 - August 26, 2000 (4 days)
Helsinki, Finland
Purpose - Keynote address at conference on convergence in telecommunications markets and migration of services to the Internet
Total Cost - $2,075.00

CHANDLER, BEN - Democratic Party
April 11, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (8 days)
Moscow, Russia - Vienna, Austria - Budapest, Hungary
Purpose - met with Russian government officials and civic groups about the current economic conditions and investment climate and how it will affect our relations. Met with Slovakian government officials and banking interests regarding the transition to the market
Total Cost - $17,784.60

COBLE, JOHN HOWARD - Republican Party
February 19, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (6 days)
Cologne, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - US-German Roundtable and Congressional visit to Liechtenstein
Total Cost - $7,720.00

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
August 30, 2001 - September 1, 2001 (3 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Prague, Czech Republic
Purpose - Conference on Economic Development in Eastern
Total Cost - $2,503.00

DEGETTE, DIANA L - Democratic Party
February 18, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (4 days)
Cologne, Germany
Purpose - Policy trip
Total Cost - $630.00

DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR. - Democratic Party
January 12, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (9 days)
Singapore - Thailand - Cambodia
Purpose - Meeting with Singaporean governmental business and academic leaders
Total Cost - $16,592.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Munich, Germany
Purpose - 7th annual US-German Roundtable
Total Cost - $15,900.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
February 17, 2002 - February 24, 2002 (8 days)
Berlin, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - US-German Roundtable for the 21st Century conference
Total Cost - $17,268.51

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
February 17, 2003 - February 25, 2003 (9 days)
Cologne, Germany - Bonn, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - US - German Roundtable for the 21st century: IMDI Congressional.
Total Cost - $14,940.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
February 14, 2004 - February 24, 2004 (11 days)
Munich, Germany - Berlin, Germany
Purpose - fact finding trip and panel participant in the US German roundtable for the 21st century
Total Cost - $14,450.00

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
February 21, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (4 days)
Dusseldorf, Germany - Brussels, Belgium
Purpose - Participation in US - German Roundtable discussions
Total Cost - $6,208.70

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
August 23, 2000 - August 29, 2000 (7 days)
Helsinki, Finland - Stockholm, Sweden
Purpose - participate as a panelist at VA policy roundtable
Total Cost - $2,745.34

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
February 19, 2002 - February 24, 2002 (6 days)
Berlin, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - U.S.-German roundtable for the 21st Century conference
Total Cost - $17,299.50

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
February 17, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (5 days)
Cologne, Germany - Bonn, Germany
Purpose - US - German Roundtable
Total Cost - $14,660.00

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
January 12, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (5 days)
Baden-Baden, Germany
Purpose - participation in the "US-German Roundtables for the 21st Century"
Total Cost - $5,855.55

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - US - German Roundtable meeting
Total Cost - $7,497.50

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
August 30, 2001 - September 3, 2001 (5 days)
Prague, Czech Republic - Madrid, Spain
Purpose - IMDI Board Meeting
Total Cost - $4,047.40

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
February 16, 2002 - February 24, 2002 (9 days)
Berlin, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - US - German Roundtable for the 21st century
Total Cost - $15,042.00

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
February 18, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (6 days)
Cologne, Germany
Purpose - US - German Roundtable for the 21st century
Total Cost - $7,947.60

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Moscow, Russia - Bratislava, Slovakia - Budapest, Hungary
Purpose - IMDI Series of Board Room Briefings
Total Cost - $7,355.20

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
January 12, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (7 days)
Baden-Baden, Germany
Purpose - US/German roundtable for the 21st Century
Total Cost - $4,669.51

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
February 16, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (11 days)
Paris, France - Dusseldorf, Germany - Vaduz, Liechtenstein - Zurich, Switzerland
Purpose - US - German Roundtable for the 21st Century
Total Cost - $9,648.00

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
February 20, 2002 - February 26, 2002 (7 days)
Berlin, Germany - London, England
Purpose - U.S.-German roundtable for the 21st Century conference
Total Cost - $15,242.36

LAFALCE, JOHN J - Democratic Party
January 11, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (6 days)
Frankfurt, Germany - Baden-Baden, Germany
Purpose - "US-Germany Roundtables for the 21st century"
Total Cost - $6,892.55

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
January 14, 2000 - January 15, 2000 (2 days)
Baden-Baden, Germany
Purpose - keynote speaker, US-German roundtable
Total Cost - $967.78

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
April 15, 2000 - May 2, 2000 (18 days)
Budapest, Hungary - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vienna, Austria
Purpose - lead the discussions at the IMDI board room briefing in Vienna
Total Cost - $2,200.86

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
August 24, 2000 - September 5, 2000 (13 days)
Copenhagen, Denmark - Helsinki, Finland - Copenhagen
Purpose - participate in conference with Finnish business leaders
Total Cost - $909.20

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
November 25, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (8 days)
Denmark - China - Singapore
Purpose - participate in discussions with Singaporean and Chinese business leaders
Total Cost - $9,866.20

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
August 5, 2000 - August 7, 2000 (3 days)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Purpose - conference w Danish business and government leaders
Total Cost - $1,245.10

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
May 25, 2001 - June 4, 2001 (11 days)
Copenhagen, Denmark - Oslo, Norway
Purpose - Participate in IMDI board room briefings
Total Cost - $2,495.50

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
February 16, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (11 days)
Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - Participate in U.S. German roundtable discussions
Total Cost - $12,802.20

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
February 16, 2002 - February 26, 2002 (11 days)
Paris, France - Berlin, Germany - Budapest, Hungary
Purpose - participate in discussions with government and business leaders
Total Cost - $16,301.51

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
January 12, 2000 - January 15, 2000 (4 days)
Baden-Baden, Germany
Purpose - U.S.-German roundtable for the 21st century
Total Cost - $7,916.59

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
February 20, 2002 - February 25, 2002 (6 days)
Berlin, Germany - Liechtenstein - London, England
Purpose - US-German Roundtable for the 21st Century
Total Cost - $8,433.00

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
January 18, 2003 - January 24, 2003 (7 days)
Singapore
Purpose - IMDI Congressional Visits to Singapore Program
Total Cost - $5,493.80

NEY, ROBERT W - Republican Party
February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein - Germany
Purpose - U.S. - German Roundtable
Total Cost - $14,538.00

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
March 26, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (4 days)
Hong Kong - Singapore
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $7,897.00

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
February 17, 2004 - February 24, 2004 (8 days)
Munich, Germany - Liechtenstein - Germany
Purpose - U.S. German Congressional roundtable in Germany that addressed key economic, monetary, trade and foreign policy issues
Total Cost - $11,741.80

SOUDER, MARK E - Republican Party
February 15, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (8 days)
Frankfurt, Germany - Munich, Germany
Purpose -
Total Cost - $14,500.00

STARK, PETE - Democratic Party
February 14, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (8 days)
London, England - Munich, Germany - Frankfurt, Germany
Purpose - U.S. - German Roundtable for the 21st century
Total Cost - $14,270.68

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
February 18, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (6 days)
Cologne, Germany - Bonn, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - US-German Roundtable/IMDI Congressional Visit to Liechtenstein
Total Cost - $7,940.00

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
January 20, 2003 - January 24, 2003 (5 days)
Singapore
Purpose - IMDI Congressional Visits to Singapore Program
Total Cost - $5,221.30

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
August 22, 2000 - August 27, 2000 (6 days)
Helsinki, Finland
Purpose - US-European Internet and e-commerce session
Total Cost - $1,584.30

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 18, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (4 days)
Cologne, Germany
Purpose - US Germany roundtable
Total Cost - $8,120.55

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
April 13, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (7 days)
Vienna, Austria - Bratislava, Slovakia - Budapest, Hungary
Purpose - Meetings with government officials
Total Cost - $3,787.72

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
February 14, 2004 - February 20, 2004 (7 days)
Berlin, Germany - Munich, Germany
Purpose - U.S.-German Roundtable conference - visit embassy for briefings and meetings with U.S. government officials
Total Cost - $14,075.00

WOOLSEY, LYNN C - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (6 days)
Singapore
Purpose - IMDI-Singapore Board Room Briefing
Total Cost - $6,350.40

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
February 19, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (10 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany
Purpose - Participation in the US-French Congressional Roundtable and the 8th Annual US-German Congressional Roundtable
Total Cost - $9,809.40

DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR. - Democratic Party
February 17, 2005 - February 23, 2005 (7 days)
France
Purpose - Participation in U.S.-French Congressional Roundtable
Total Cost - $7,494.52

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
February 19, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (7 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany
Purpose - To evaluate US relations with the European Union, Germany, and France, and to discuss trade, security, and economic issues.
Total Cost - $4,921.20

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
February 21, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (7 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - Congressional Roundtable in France, Germany and Liechtenstein that addressed key economic, monetary, trade and foreign policy issues
Total Cost - $16,276.30

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
February 20, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (8 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Liechtenstein
Purpose - Participate in U.S.-French Congressional Roundtable and U.S.-German Roundtable
Total Cost - $11,692.40

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
February 20, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (7 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany
Purpose - US-French Congressional Roundtable, US-German Congressional Roundtable
Total Cost - $9,408.40

CHANDLER, BEN - Democratic Party
February 20, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (8 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Purpose - US-French Congressional Roundtable; US-German Roundtable; Congressional visit to Liechtenstein
Total Cost - $11,116.80

HOLT, RUSH - Democratic Party
February 23, 2005 - March 1, 2005 (7 days)
Paris, France - London, England - Stuttgart, Germany - Vaduz, Liechtenstein - Bressanone, Italy
Purpose - To meet with business and government representatives to discuss economic, trade and foreign policy interests of mutual concern and interest
Total Cost - $11,304.55

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
February 20, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (6 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany
Purpose - US - French Congressional Roundtable and US - German Congressional Roundtable
Total Cost - $3,721.60

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
February 19, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (8 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany
Purpose - Fact finding to learn about trade and international issues
Total Cost - $5,363.60

SOUDER, MARK E - Republican Party
February 19, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (9 days)
Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany
Purpose - An educational trip to discuss economic, trade and foreign issues
Total Cost - $5,916.60

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
February 18, 2005 - February 23, 2005 (6 days)
Paris, France
Purpose - To evaluate US relations with the European Union and France, and to discuss trade, security and economic issues
Total Cost - $4,524.26

DEGETTE, DIANA L - Democratic Party
February 20, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (7 days)
Paris, France - Frankfurt, Germany
Purpose - US- German Congressional roundtable. [Amended sponsor, previously French American Foundation]
Total Cost - $5,386.00

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.