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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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Edison Electric Institute - $25,320.15 spent on 15 trips
13.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
86.1% spent on Republican Party

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
September 25, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (1 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - To deliver the keynote address at the Edison Electric Institute National Accts. Workshop
Total Cost - $734.80

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
September 4, 2001 - September 5, 2001 (2 days)
CO
Purpose - Attend and speak to CEO forum - energy issues
Total Cost - $1,951.25

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
September 1, 2003 - September 3, 2003 (3 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - Speak to the Board of Directors and members of the Edison Electric Institute Conference
Total Cost - $1,592.33

PALLONE, FRANK JR - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - Speech and panel discussion
Total Cost - $2,871.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
June 2, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Speech on energy policy
Total Cost - $1,415.00

HAGEL, CHARLES T - Republican Party
June 3, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (1 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Guest speaker for EEI's policy committee on public and governmental affairs
Total Cost - $1,283.00

MURKOWSKI, FRANK - Republican Party
January 9, 2000 - January 15, 2000 (7 days)
London, England - Madrid, Spain
Co-sponsor(s): BP, Rio Tinto
Purpose - World Energy briefings by BP, intl. Mineral Market, Forecast for 2000 and beyond briefings by Rio Tinto, meeting with Spanish Electric Association and a site visit to their nuclear plant facilities
Total Cost - $5,644.37

MURKOWSKI, FRANK - Republican Party
January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - speech and discussion panel participant at the institute's CEO meeting
Total Cost - $6,234.29

SMITH, ROBERT - Republican Party
February 18, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,050.27

SMITH, GORDON HAROLD - Republican Party
February 18, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (2 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $419.50

VOINOVICH, GEORGE V - Republican Party
January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - EEI Energy Conference
Total Cost - $291.13

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking engagement for Edison Electric Institute conference, attend Brookings Institute conference. Philadelphia - Las Vegas
Total Cost - $651.81

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
January 6, 2005 - January 6, 2005 (1 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - Speaking engagement to EEI CEO Conference
Total Cost - $181.40

DOMENICI, PETE V - Republican Party
January 7, 2004 - January 7, 2004 (1 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Co-sponsor(s): Public Service Co of New Mexico
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost -

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
February 15, 2004 - February 16, 2004 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

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.