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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.

Back to all reports

United States Telecom Association - $32,134.17 spent on 14 trips
30.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
69.1% spent on Republican Party

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
October 12, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Attend a dinner with the United States Telecom Association Board Members and speak to the USTA General Session Meeting
Total Cost - $1,974.41

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
February 20, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (3 days)
Westin Mission Hills, CA
Purpose - Leadership roundtable
Total Cost - $758.00

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Indian Wells, CA
Purpose - Speech to conference on legislation stimulating broadband deployment
Total Cost - $850.00

FOSSELLA, VITO MR - Republican Party
February 25, 2001 - February 28, 2001 (4 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - Fact finding - telecom issues
Total Cost - $2,083.30

GONZALEZ, CHARLES A - Democratic Party
April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (4 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Educational - Telecom policy
Total Cost - $1,724.00

ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD - Republican Party
March 17, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (2 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $2,576.89

LAZIO, RICK - Republican Party
February 20, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - keynote presentation on current telecom issues in congress
Total Cost - $3,168.00

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 20, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - leadership roundtable
Total Cost - $5,633.00

SUNUNU, JOHN E - Republican Party
February 25, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (2 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - to speak at USTA Telco Leadership Roundtable
Total Cost - $340.90

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
February 19, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - leadership roundtable
Total Cost - $938.17

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
February 25, 2001 - February 28, 2001 (4 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - conference
Total Cost - $841.50

WHITFIELD, ED - Republican Party
February 24, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (3 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - to address the USTA conference
Total Cost - $5,258.03

STEVENS, THEODORE F (TED) - Republican Party
February 24, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Co-sponsor(s): Bell Atlantic
Purpose - Speech at the USTA conference - telecommunications leadership roundtable
Total Cost - $4,263.97

GONZALEZ, CHARLES A - Democratic Party
April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (4 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Educational - Telecom Policy
Total Cost - $1,724.00

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.