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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

Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation


Total cost of 25 trips: $240,598.86


Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: MOROCCO; KUWAIT; UNITED ARAB EMIRATES; OMAN
Purpose: EDUCATION/MEETING W/GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $14,408.92
source

Traveler: David Price (from the office of David Price)
Destination: MOROCCO, TUNISIA, KUWAIT, ABU DHABI, U.A.E.
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $10,304.10
source

Traveler: James Moran (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST (MOROCCO, TUNISIA, ALGERIA & EGYPT)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,946.00
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: MOROCCO, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, EGYPT
Purpose: MEETINGS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON HOW BEST TO FURTHER THE PEACE PROCESS
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $8,351.79
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: DAMASCUS, CAIRO, TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $9,157.05
source

Traveler: Robert Torricelli (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: SYRIA, ISRAEL, EGYPT, FRANCE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/CONSULTATION
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $15,437.46
source

Traveler: John Bradshaw (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: SYRIA, ISRAEL, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/CONSULTATION
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $9,413.12
source

Traveler: James Moran (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $7,878.09
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: TEL AVIV, AMMAN, BEIRUT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,408.27
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HEADS OF STATE
Date: May 26, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $11,288.59
source

Traveler: Gary Ackerman (from the office of Gary Ackerman)
Destination: LONDON - DAMASCUS - TEL AVIV - JERUSALEM - AMMAN - JEDDAH - CAIRO - TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $15,837.78
source

Traveler: Howard Diamond (from the office of Gary Ackerman)
Destination: SYRIA, SAUDI ARABIA, EGYPT, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $4,703.17
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA; BAHRAIN
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Oct 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $10,517.17
source

Traveler: Darrell Issa (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: BEIRUT
Purpose: TO PROMOTE SUPPORT FOR THE WAR ON TERRORISM
Date: Oct 5, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $10,892.42
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,419.05
source

Traveler: Richard Durbin (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: NEW YORK TO MIDDLE EAST-TEL AVIV, BERLIN, LEBANON, SYRIA, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $6,284.60
source

Traveler: Jim Davis (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST - LEBANON, ISRAEL, KUWAIT
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $9,270.82
source

Traveler: Adam Schiff (from the office of Adam Schiff)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST: EGYPT, SYRIA, LEBANON, JORDAN
Purpose: ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE WITH FOREIGN LEADERS
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $12,484.57
source

Traveler: David Price (from the office of David Price)
Destination: NY-MIDDLE EAST-KUWAIT-LEBANON, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $10,827.92
source

Traveler: Joshua Rogin (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, JORDAN, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-MEETINGS WITH GOV'T OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,533.36
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, JORDAN, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-MEETINGS W/ GOVT. OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,772.79
source

Traveler: David Price (from the office of David Price)
Destination: SYRIA - BEIRUT - TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 2, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,826.75
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, CAIRO, TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; MTG W/ OFFICIALS
Date: Jun 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $11,991.33
source

Traveler: Jim Davis (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST-SYRIA, LEBANON, EGYPT, OMAN, QATAR, SAUDIA ARABIA, ISRAEL, PA
Purpose: CONGRESS AND DELEGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,281.35
source

Traveler: Eric Johnson (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SYRIA, JORDAN, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $7,362.39
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.