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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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  • 12.08.14

    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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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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

Robert Menendez


Total cost of 43 office trips: $120,992.84


Trips by Robert Menendez
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $48,578.06

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION FORUM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,802.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: BOARD MEETING
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,623.09
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $5,633.00
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: National Association of Latino Elected Officials and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU TO MAUI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PANEL MEMBER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $4,927.00
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ TO MEXICO CITY TO MCALLEN, TX
Sponsor: US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH NEW MEXICAN PRESIDENT AND GOV'T OFFICIALS
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,834.00
source

Destination: MCALLEN, TX TO NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: CHCI BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $639.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR LATINO LAW REVIEW OF HARVARD
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $449.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH AT CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 29, 2001
Expense: $1,544.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE - SPEAKING ROLE
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,953.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO FT. LAUDERDALE TO NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEECH AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,015.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $625.50
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ TO LOS ANGELES TO MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,617.00
source

Destination: W. PALM BEACH/MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE WINTER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Mar 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,999.40
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL TO NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: US Hispanic Leadership Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Sep 18, 2004
Expense: $521.73
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $7,883.34
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Menendez

Amitabha Bose
James Datri
Steven Feldgus
Michael Hutton
Andrew Kauders
Jessica Lewis
Kay Licausi
Lauren Lyons
Maria Meier
Karissa Willhite



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.