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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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AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department - $28,099.60 spent on 12 trips
79.1% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
20.9% spent on Republican Party

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
February 8, 2001 - February 9, 2001 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $2,724.15

BONIOR, DAVID - Democratic Party
February 11, 2000 - February 15, 2000 (5 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Speaking engagements
Total Cost - $2,554.75

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
March 4, 2004 - March 6, 2004 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - keynote speaker for Maritime Trades Department's Meeting
Total Cost - $1,453.89

DICKS, NORM D - Democratic Party
February 8, 2001 - February 12, 2001 (5 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - To address annual AEL-CIO Maritime Trades Conference
Total Cost - $2,644.90

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
March 4, 2004 - March 5, 2004 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - to participate in the maritime trades department executive board meeting
Total Cost - $1,580.00

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 19, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Speak at Conference
Total Cost - $625.50

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
February 10, 2000 - February 11, 2000 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Speak at meeting
Total Cost - $1,700.65

WEYGAND, BOB - Democratic Party
February 10, 2000 - February 13, 2000 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Co-sponsor(s): Seafarers
Purpose - to address conference participants and foster relations w/ membership
Total Cost - $4,040.40

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
February 19, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (5 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - MTD Exec Board Convention and presentation
Total Cost - $5,863.79

DICKS, NORM D - Democratic Party
February 24, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Guest speaker to executive board to provide insight on the Legislative issues of concern to the American Maritime industry.
Total Cost - $755.87

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
February 24, 2005 - February 24, 2005 (1 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Featured speaker to the Executive Board of the Maritime Trade Department
Total Cost - $1,038.90

JEFFERSON, WILLIAM JENNINGS - Democratic Party
February 24, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Attend Maritime Trades Department Executive Board meeting and give speech on legislation affecting Maritime industry
Total Cost - $3,116.80

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.