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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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Securities Industry Assn - $43,507.94 spent on 16 trips
42.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
57.4% spent on Republican Party

BAKER, RICHARD HUGH - Republican Party
April 19, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (4 days)
Not specified
Purpose - To speak at SIA's legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,297.50

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
February 9, 2004 - February 9, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - meet with securities industries executives
Total Cost - $1,000.00

NEY, ROBERT W - Republican Party
April 18, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (4 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - To address a securities conference.
Total Cost - $5,926.29

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
March 30, 2000 - April 2, 2000 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - conference
Total Cost - $3,377.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
April 11, 2003 - April 14, 2003 (4 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - to speak with government representatives at Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $7,494.45

DODD, CHRISTOPHER J - Democratic Party
March 31, 2000 - April 2, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement at Securities Industry Association Government Relations spring legislative meeting
Total Cost - $3,746.50

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
March 18, 2004 - March 18, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Meeting with high level executives of financial services companies, arranged by SIA.
Total Cost - $412.36

SUNUNU, JOHN E - Republican Party
June 23, 2004 - June 24, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Keynote speaker at SIA conference
Total Cost - $686.14

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Waddell & Reed
Purpose - Speaker at Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $1,962.83

SUNUNU, JOHN E - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - November 30, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Keynote speaker at SIA Conference
Total Cost - $523.70

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Participated on a Congressional panel
Total Cost - $3,401.96

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
April 1, 2005 - April 5, 2005 (5 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Conference brought together members of Congress. Congressional Staff, and Representatives of the Securities Industry to discuss legislative regulatory initiatives impacting industry
Total Cost - $4,549.30

NEUGEBAUER, RANDY - Republican Party
April 28, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs
Purpose - Official fact finding and educational visit to meet with officials from the financial services industry
Total Cost - $2,533.55

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
April 4, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (1 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - Speak at SIA'S Government Relations Legislative Conference Dinner
Total Cost - $900.58

HART, MELISSA - Republican Party
November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Conference speaker as a member of the House Financial Services Committee for SIA annual conference
Total Cost - $2,247.27

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
September 12, 2005 - September 13, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To attend the Securities Industry Association's New York briefing
Total Cost - $448.51

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.