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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

Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce


Total cost of 28 trips: $37,576.55


Traveler: Charles Freeman (from the office of Frank Murkowski)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: STAFF DEL REGARDING PROPOSED US-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Traveler: Tiffany Smith (from the office of Bob Graham)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR INDIVIDUALS OR EXCHANGE IDEAS AND DISCUSS POLICY ON U.S./CHILE FREE TRADE AREA
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $621.10
source

Traveler: John Gilliland (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF CHILE
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,208.00
source

Traveler: Theodore Posner (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP FOR SENATE STAFF
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,480.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Blanton (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,281.10
source

Traveler: Debra Dixon (from the office of Xavier Becerra)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: MEETINGS REGARDING US-CHILE FTA NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.00
source

Traveler: Tanner Gilreath (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN USA & CHILE
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,281.00
source

Traveler: Pete Spiro (from the office of Tim Roemer)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,116.00
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: MEETINGS REGARDING US-CHILE FTA NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Maier (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TRIP REGARDING U.S.-CHILE TRADE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,281.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Sepulveda (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON TRADE
Date: May 26, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $1,462.89
source

Traveler: Jeff Harrison (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: DISCUSS US-CHILE FTA
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,425.33
source

Traveler: Christopher Campbell (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE IN ADVANCE OF THE SIGNING OF THE U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT THIS REPORT IS FOR AIRTRAVEL ONLY
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $813.90
source

Traveler: Bruce Artim (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE IN ADVANCE OF THE SIGNING OF THE U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT THIS REPORT IS FOR AIRTRAVEL ONLY
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $813.90
source

Traveler: Simon Brandler (from the office of Jon Corzine)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CHILE FTA
Date: May 25, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,425.33
source

Traveler: Walter Fischer (from the office of Richard Shelby)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: MEETINGS/BRIEFINGS RE U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: May 25, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,336.00
source

Traveler: Lori Denham (from the office of Calvin Dooley)
Destination: IAD - SANTIAGO, CHILE - IAD
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Baker (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: SANTIAGO-VALPARASIO
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE. US-CHILE FTA
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Doug Campbell (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: MEETINGS ON U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Kate Krause (from the office of Grace Napolitano)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RELATED TO U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Jessica Battaglia (from the office of John Lewis)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE US/CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,166.00
source

Traveler: Kathleen Lydon (from the office of Judy Biggert)
Destination: SANTIAGO
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: John Szymanski (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: DC/REAGAN TO MIAMI TO SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE PENDING US-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Ryan Guthrie (from the office of Baron Hill)
Destination: SANTIAGO CHILE - VALPARAISO CHILE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CHILE AND THE CHILE-US FTA
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Thad Huguley (from the office of Marion Berry)
Destination: SANTIAGO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION TO CHILE. FOCUSED PRIMARILY ON US/CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Paul Poteet (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: MEETINGS WITH CHILEAN GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY LEPS.
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Karissa Willhite (from the office of Robert Menendez)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE/VALPARAISO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE-US-CHILE FTA
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: James Kaski (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING US-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
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.