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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.

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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.

Back to The Data

Trips sponsored by

American Youth Policy Forum


Total cost of 30 trips: $18,202.96


Traveler: Susan Firth (from the office of C.W. Young)
Destination: YONKERS NY AND SANDY HOOK NJ
Purpose: VISIT 2 "NEW AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS", MEET WITH TEACHER-STUDENTS AND PRINCIPALS TO LEARN HOW VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDS ARE USED IN HIGH SCHOOL REFORM PLANS
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $417.00
source

Traveler: Francine Salvador (from the office of C.W. Young)
Destination: YONKERS, NY & SANDY HOOK, NJ
Purpose: VISIT TWO "NEW AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS", MEET WITH TEACHER STUDENTS & PRINCIPALS TO LEARN HOW VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDS ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL REFORM PLANS
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $417.00
source

Traveler: Charles Barone (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: YONKERS, NY; SONDY HOOK, NJ
Purpose: VISIT EXEMPLARY HIGH SCHOOLS
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $386.00
source

Traveler: Krisann Pearce (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination:
Purpose: TO VISIT 2 NEW AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS TO ENGAGE IN THE PROCESS OF EVALUATION OF STUDENT PROJECTS TO LEARN ABOUT ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF ASSESSMENT AND TO DISCUSS ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF ASSESSMENT IN LIGHT OF THE NEW YORK REGENTS EXAM REQUIREMENTS
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $508.00
source

Traveler: Charles Barone (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Purpose: VISIT MODEL YOUTH PROGRAMS
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $990.00
source

Traveler: D'arcy Philps (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: DENVER & ESTES PARK, COLORADO
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A FIELD TRIP TO DENVER & ESTES PARK, COLORADO TO VISIT SEVERAL ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,056.00
source

Traveler: Christine Wolfe (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: DENVER & ESTES PARK, COLORADO
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A FIELD TRIP TO DENVER & ESTES PARK, COLORADO, ALSO TO VISIT SEVERAL ALTE
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,056.00
source

Traveler: Peter Warren (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: DENVER & ESTES PARK, COLORADO
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A FIELD TRIP TO DENVER & ESTES PARK, COLORADO, ALSO TO VISIT SEVERAL ALTE
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,056.00
source

Traveler: June Harris (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE EDUCATION AND SERVICES OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH ALSO TO ATTEND THE "COALITION FOR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 29, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $915.73
source

Traveler: Michael Hinton (from the office of Mary Landrieu)
Destination: COLUMBIA, S.C. AND PIEDMONT, S.C.
Purpose: FORUM ON SERVICE EDUCATION PROGRAM IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Date: Dec 4, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $611.21
source

Traveler: Matt Davis (from the office of Richard Gephardt)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: URBAN EDUCATION FIELD TRIP
Date: May 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $405.52
source

Traveler: Amy Daiger (from the office of Benjamin Cardin)
Destination: BOSTON, MASS.
Purpose: STUDY SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAMS IN BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Date: Oct 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Adray (from the office of Frank Mascara)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: SEE HOW SCHOOL TO WORK WAS IMPLEMENTED IN BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Date: Oct 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Cheryl Smith (from the office of David Obey)
Destination: PROVIDENCE, R.I.
Purpose: TOUR PROVIDENCE, R.I. HIGH SCHOOLS/DISCUSS EDUCATION REFORM
Date: May 13, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
source

Traveler: Denzel Mcguire (from the office of Judd Gregg)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: ATTENDED A COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL AND EXTENDED LEARNING FORUM
Date: Nov 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $474.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Monroe (from the office of Judd Gregg)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: ATTENDED COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL AND EXTENDED LEARNING FORUM
Date: Nov 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $474.00
source

Traveler: Marisa Milton (from the office of Paul Sarbanes)
Destination: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Purpose: STUDY MISSION TO AUSTIN, TEXAS TO LEARN ABOUT EFFORTS TO IMPROVE TRADITIONAL AND NONTRADITIONAL EDUCATION AND OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN
Date: Dec 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $774.00
source

Traveler: Rebekah Hamilton (from the office of Sam Johnson)
Destination: PUBLIC ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL, AMERICAN YOUTHWORKS CHARTER SCHOOL; PROJECT BUSINESS PROGRAM
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT EFFORTS IN TEXAS TO IMPROVE TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL EDUCATION AND OPTIONS FOR "AT PROMISE" YOUTH.
Date: Dec 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $764.00
source

Traveler: Denise Forte (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: FT. HANDERDALE
Purpose: TO VISIT YOUTH COURTS
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $525.00
source

Traveler: Susan Firth (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO PALM BEACH AND BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO OBSERVE YOUTH COURTS AND TEEN COURTS IN ACTION AND MEET WITH BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOL OFFICIALS
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $375.00
source

Traveler: Rebecca Claster (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: JACKSON AND INDIANOLA, MISSISSIPPI
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT EDUCATION REFORM INITIATIVES IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA
Date: Mar 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $564.00
source

Traveler: Tamara Mayberry (from the office of Harry Reid)
Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Purpose: AYPF WILL BE PROVIDING SITE VISITS TO SAN DIEGO'S HIGH SCHOOLS TO TEACH PARTICIPANTS ABOUT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S EFFORTS TO REFORM THESE SCHO
Date: May 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $799.50
source

Traveler: Cheryl Smith (from the office of David Obey)
Destination: CLEVELAND, OH
Purpose: TO REVIEW HIGH SCHOOL REFORM EFFORTS IN CLEVELAND, OHIO
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $525.00
source

Traveler: Whitney Rhoades (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: CLEVELAND, OH
Purpose: SCHOOL SITE VISIT
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $435.00
source

Traveler: Sarah Perz (from the office of Marcy Kaptur)
Destination: CLEVELAND, OHIO
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ISSUES IN SECONDARY EDUCATION
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $432.00
source

Traveler: Michael Oswalt (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: CLEVELAND, OH
Purpose: TO VIEW HIGH SCHOOL REFORM EFFORTS IN THE CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICT THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF THE GATES FOUNDATION AD KNOWLEDGE WORKS
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $479.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Monroe (from the office of Judd Gregg)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: NEW YORK SCHOOL REFORM
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $542.00
source

Traveler: Heath Weems (from the office of Cass Ballenger)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE STRATEGY OF USING SMALL SCHOOLS TO REFORM HIGH SCHOOLS.
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $542.00
source

Traveler: Rachel Post (from the office of Vernon Ehlers)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATION POLICY FACT-FINDING TRIP: VISITS TO INNOVATIVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK CITY
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $542.00
source

Traveler: Bridgette Johnson (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRIP FOR STAFF PROVIDING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ON YOUTH POLICY ISSUES BY VISITING BOSTON CHARTER, PILOT AND ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS. THIS TRIP WAS ALSO DESIGNED FOR STAFF THE HEAR FROM STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND ADMINISTRATIVE ON THEIR
Date: May 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $630.00
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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.