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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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    Rising prices on the poorest

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  • 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

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  • 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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Office of

Sander Levin


Total cost of 41 office trips: $134,282.97


Trips by Sander Levin
Total cost of congressperson's 24 trips: $105,710.97

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,686.30
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,796.60
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,669.80
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM; VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: CONGRESSIONAL ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AND TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK
Purpose: TPN WINTER MEETING AND CELI STUDY VISIT
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,592.25
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,729.87
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2001
Expense: $454.50
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,232.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT ON WELFARE REFORM
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,687.50
source

Destination: PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ISLAM TERRORISM AND THE U.S. RESPONSE
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,202.14
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,222.95
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,993.50
source

Destination: DETROIT-SAN FRANCISCO-WASH, DC
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $638.80
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $340.70
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,381.80
source

Destination: PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON US-MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,866.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,748.80
source

Destination: GEORGETOWN, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,177.00
source

Destination: WASH, DC-BOSTON, MASS-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 30, 2004
Expense: $812.90
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 21, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,651.40
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $765.18
source

Destination: PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON WS POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,058.68
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI-CHICAGO, IL-SHANGHAI-BEIJING, CHINA-WASH, DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $20,439.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENN
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: INVITED TO ATTEND TOWN HALL
Date: Apr 4, 2005
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: ERIE, PENN
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: INVITED TO ATTEND TOWN HALL
Date: May 16, 2005
Expense: $313.30
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sander Levin

Michael Castellano
Michael Costellano
David Ettinger
Christina Hardesty
Joe Mckelvey
Morna Miller



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.