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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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Trips sponsored by

Brazil-US Business Council


Total cost of 24 trips: $154,825.23


Traveler: Brett Shogren (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL; BRASILIA, BRAZIL; RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - MEET WITH INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN BRAZIL TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST SUCH AS TRADE, REGULATION AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,108.56
source

Traveler: John Feehery (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,464.63
source

Traveler: Nicole Smith (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT AND LOUISNESS PERSONS
Date: May 27, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $5,464.63
source

Traveler: Meredith Broadbent (from the office of Bill Archer)
Destination: BRASILIA, SAO PAULO, RIO D'JANIERO BRAZIL
Purpose: DISCUSS BILATERAL TRADE ISSUES WITH BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES AND GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,160.20
source

Traveler: James Datri (from the office of Robert Menendez)
Destination: BRASILIA-SAD PAULO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING: TO MEET WITH BRAZILIAN GOV'T. AND BUSINESS LEADERS; LEARN FIRST-HAND HOW THE BRAZILIAN GOV'T OPERATES, AND ABOUT TRADE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE U.S.
Date: May 27, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,293.48
source

Traveler: Vincent Randazzo (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,892.00
source

Traveler: Dave Marventano (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,342.00
source

Traveler: Jameel Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose:
Date: May 26, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $8,342.00
source

Traveler: David Malech (from the office of Kevin Brady)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,842.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Vermilye (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: MEET WITH BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND U.S. BUSINESSMAN RE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 27, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,042.00
source

Traveler: M H Sirh (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING - TRADE
Date: Jun 2, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,042.00
source

Traveler: Melissa Allen (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND AMERICAN AND CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVES
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,160.50
source

Traveler: Kirk Boyle (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: WASHINGTON - RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASILIA - SAU PAULO - SALVADOR
Purpose: CONGRESSION STAFF FACT-FINDING MISSION ON TRADE
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source

Traveler: John Tustin (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: BRAZIL: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASILIA, SAO PAULO, SALVADOR
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION ON TRADE
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source

Traveler: Richard Boykin (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: RIO DE JANIERO, BRASILLA, SAN PAULO, SALVADOR-BRAZIL
Purpose: (TRADE), EDUCATIONAL AWARENESS RE: STEEL, & FARMING INDUS
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source

Traveler: Kurt Markva (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: U.S. TO BRAZIL - SAO PAULO - RIO DE JANIERO - BRASILIA - SALVADOR - SAO PAULO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING FOR TRADE AND CULTURAL EDUCATION
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,107.50
source

Traveler: Margaret Peterlin (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: MEET WITH MEMBERS OF BRAZIL'S CONGRESS AND GOVERNMENT MENISTERS TO DISCUSS TRADE & SECURITY ISSUES
Date: May 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,799.00
source

Traveler: Joel Maiula (from the office of Judd Gregg)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HIGH LEVEL MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES AND OVERALL RELATIONS
Date: May 24, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,797.00
source

Traveler: Melvin Spence (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO-SAO PAULO-BRASILIA-SALVADOR
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION FOCUSED ON INCREASING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMPANIES IN BRAZIL THROUGH TRADE AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH AFRO-BRAZILIAN BUSINESSES/PARTICIPATION IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN/AFRO BRAZILIAN BUSINESS SUMMIT
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,935.74
source

Traveler: William Jefferson (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO-SAO PAULO-BRASILIA-SALVADOR
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION FOCUSED ON INCREASING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMPANIES IN BRAZIL THROUGH TRADE AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH AFRO-BRAZILIAN BUSINESSES/PARTICIPATION IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN/AFRO BRAZILIAN BUSINESS SUMMIT
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,418.74
source

Traveler: Mischa Thompson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: RIO JANERIO, BRAZIL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,128.87
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,055.37
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: DALLAS RIO DE JANEIRO-SAO PAULO-BRASILIA-SALVADOR-DC
Purpose: FACILITATE BUSINESS LEADERS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN COMPANIES AS WELL AS AFRO-BRAZILIAN COMPANIES
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $9,289.37
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: CBCF TRIP TO BRAZIL
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $11,718.14
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.