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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.

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Chinese Intl Economic Cooperation Assn - $235,533.85 spent on 28 trips
46.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
53.2% spent on Republican Party

ACKERMAN, GARY L - Democratic Party
January 11, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (5 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $4,970.00

BERKLEY, SHELLEY - Democratic Party
January 15, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (6 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $12,090.00

BURTON, DANNY L - Republican Party
December 6, 2003 - December 18, 2003 (13 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - official visit with Pres./Am. Institute/and government and business leaders.
Total Cost - $7,250.00

CALLAHAN, HERBERT L - Republican Party
March 21, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (9 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $10,500.00

CHABOT, STEVE - Republican Party
January 13, 2003 - January 21, 2003 (9 days)
Taiwan - Japan
Purpose - To participate in international inter-parliamentary conference on Asian-Pacific security and meet with Taiwanese officials including President, VP, Premier Speaker and legislators, and to meet with Japanese ministers and legislators.
Total Cost - $8,539.60

CHABOT, STEVE - Republican Party
January 3, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (13 days)
Lahore, Pakistan - Kotli Nunan, Pakistan - Islamibad, Pakistan - Muzzafarrabad, Pakistan - Bombay, India - Ahmedabad, India - New Delhi, India - Taipei, Taiwan
Co-sponsor(s): Inayat Begum Foundation, Jubilee Campaign, USA
Purpose - Pakistan/India portion: to meet and build relationships with local officials and NGO's particularly on human rights issues. Taiwan portion: speak at Asia-Pacific Security Interparliamentary Forum, meet with President, vice-president and prime minister
Total Cost - $6,959.92

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
March 21, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (9 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - fact finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $5,250.00

FALEOMAVAEGA, ENI - Democratic Party
February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Hong Kong - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea
Co-sponsor(s): Better Hong Kong Foundation, Korea-US Exchange Council
Purpose - Increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Total Cost - $25,483.86

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Hong Kong - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea
Co-sponsor(s): Better Hong Kong Foundation, Korea-US Exchange Council
Purpose - Increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Total Cost - $11,743.55

GUTKNECHT, GILBERT W JR - Republican Party
January 15, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (6 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Co-sponsor(s): Better Hong Kong Foundation, Korea-US Exchange Council
Purpose - Fact-finding visit
Total Cost - $6,870.00

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
January 10, 2003 - January 18, 2003 (9 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $11,346.00

POMEROY, EARL RALPH - Democratic Party
February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Hong Kong - Taiwan - South Korea
Co-sponsor(s): Better Hong Kong Foundation, Korea-US Exchange Council
Purpose - increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Total Cost - $11,838.30

RANGEL, CHARLES B - Democratic Party
December 12, 2002 - December 18, 2002 (7 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - fact-finding and education
Total Cost - $5,830.00

ROHRABACHER, DANA - Republican Party
January 12, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (8 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - economic conference/ research
Total Cost - $10,173.62

SESSIONS, PETE - Republican Party
March 23, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (7 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $9,200.00

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
January 14, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (7 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding Visit
Total Cost - $3,790.00

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
January 15, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (3 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $6,539.00

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
June 26, 2004 - June 30, 2004 (5 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $4,500.00

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (8 days)
Taipei, Taiwan - Kao-hsiung, Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding trip/meeting with high government officials
Total Cost - $7,250.00

CULBERSON, JOHN - Republican Party
November 28, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (7 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Learn about Taiwan's defense needs and the trade relationship between Taiwan and America (especially Houston)
Total Cost - $8,000.00

GINGREY, PHILLIP J - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (5 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-Finding & Education visit
Total Cost - $14,500.00

BURTON, DANNY L - Republican Party
October 19, 2004 - October 28, 2004 (10 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $5,750.00

GONZALEZ, CHARLES A - Democratic Party
November 5, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (7 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact finding, educational visit
Total Cost - $7,250.00

LANGEVIN, JAMES R - Democratic Party
December 1, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (4 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $4,840.00

KENNEDY, PATRICK J - Democratic Party
January 4, 2004 - January 7, 2004 (4 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Promote and strengthen cultural and economic ties to Rhode Island
Total Cost - $4,700.00

GARRETT, E SCOTT - Republican Party
January 12, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (5 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Familiarization / Educational trip to Taiwan
Total Cost - $5,080.00

CARTER, JOHN - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (6 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding.
Total Cost - $7,190.00

FALEOMAVAEGA, ENI - Democratic Party
August 12, 2005 - August 19, 2005 (8 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Attending Democratic Pacific Union inaugural meeting and fact finding / educational visit
Total Cost - $8,100.00

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.