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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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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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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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Office of

Ted Stevens


Total cost of 61 office trips: $139,748.02


Trips by Ted Stevens
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $56,996.75

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA. MRS. STEVENS ALSO ATTENDED
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,568.60
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: Cap Cure
Purpose: REMARKS BY SENATOR TED STEVENS
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $3,144.00
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2001 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,311.96
source

Destination: ANAHEIM, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL ON ISSUES BEFORE THE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMEN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,290.20
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION AND VERISON COMMUNICATIONS-COSPONSORS
Purpose: SPEECH AT THE USTA CONFERENCE-TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,263.97
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Fisheries Institute
Purpose: REMARKS GIVEN TO MEETING OF NATIONAL FISHERIES INSTITUTE
Date: Oct 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Lost Tree Chapel Forum
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN FORUM "ARE WE PREPARED FOR THE WAR AGAINST GLOBAL TERRORISM"
Date: Mar 2, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,746.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc
Purpose: REMARKS GIVEN AT THE MIDNIGHT SUN SHIP CHRISTENING
Date: Aug 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,039.55
source

Destination: KITTY HAWK, NC
Sponsor: COMBS AVIATION CO.
Purpose: PLANNING 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAN'S FIRST FLIGHT AT KITTY HAWK, NC. VISITED KITTY HAWK MEMORIAL AT NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Date: Apr 26, 2003
Expense: $1,130.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HI
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,913.18
source

Destination: KAVAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE IN HAWAII PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND DEBATES
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,657.86
source

Destination: GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE-PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,177.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: REMARKS AT ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER
Date: May 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $687.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: General Communication
Purpose: REMARKS AT ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER
Date: May 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,048.20
source

Destination: IRVINGTON VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ATTEND BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $776.00
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,523.11
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,704.62
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: Catherine B Reynolds Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKER AT FOUNDATION EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT
Date: Apr 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,600.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ted Stevens

M Sidney Ashworth
Christine Drager
Ruth Ernst
Andrew Givens
Tom Hawkins
James Hayes
Lesley Kalan
Christine Kurth
George Lowe
Jennifer Lowe
Jason Mulvihill
Matthew Paxton
Mitch Rose
David Russell
Justin Stiefel
Lisa Sutherland
Brian Wilson
John Young



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.