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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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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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Trips sponsored by

American Arab Chamber of Commerce


Total cost of 14 trips: $76,468.00


Traveler: Tricia Geringer (from the office of George Radanovich)
Destination: CAIRO & LUXOR, EGYPT
Purpose: DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT AND LEARN ABOUT ITS PRIORITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE MIDDLE EAST.
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Rob Neal (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: DC-CAIRO AND LUXOR, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Cindy Brown (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: CAIRO & LUXOR EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Mandy Bowers (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FOREIGN RELATIONS AND TRADE ISSUES
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Marc Mealy (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: PARIS - CAIRO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Dianne Miller (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CAIRO, EGYPT-LUKOR, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-ECONOMIC & POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN U.S. & EGYPT
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Nona Darrell (from the office of Tim Holden)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Brian Vigue (from the office of Patrick Kennedy)
Destination: CAIRO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Carolyn Kilpatrick (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: DULLES, VA-CAIRO, EGYPT-DETROIT, MI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,713.00
source

Traveler: Kimberly Rudolph (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: DULLES, VA-CAIRO, EGYPT-DETROIT, MI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,843.00
source

Traveler: Khalil Munir (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,503.00
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,243.00
source

Traveler: Barbara Lee (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: DC - CAIRO, EGYPT - LOS ANGELES
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $10,563.00
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: D.C. TO CAIRO-3/19-TO PARIS 3/20-PARIS-EGYPT 3/25-LEAVE CAIRO
Purpose: TO MAINTAIN BI-LATEST RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. & EGYPT
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,603.00
source



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.