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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

Christopher Reynolds Foundation


Total cost of 29 trips: $47,483.11


Traveler: Sandra Caron (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA AND HAVANNA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, STUDY EFFECTS OF U.S. EMBARGO
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,778.47
source

Traveler: Frederick Zylman (from the office of Earl Hilliard)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA, VIA MIAMI, KL
Purpose: INFORMATION GATHERING
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,478.47
source

Traveler: Dawn Patrice Jackson (from the office of Vic Snyder)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: TO EXAMINE IMPACT OF EMBARGO ON VARIOUS INDUSTRIES IN CONNECTION WITH OFFICIAL DUTIES
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,775.47
source

Traveler: Marsha Mccraven (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,778.47
source

Traveler: Faith Blackburne (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MIAMI AND HAVANA
Purpose: IMPROVING US/CUBA RELATIONS
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,778.47
source

Traveler: David Madland (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose:
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,778.47
source

Traveler: Jennifer Park (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: MEETINGS WITH MINISTRY OF TRADE, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, RELIGIOUS LEADERS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION ON HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN CUBA
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,923.32
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA
Purpose:
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,923.32
source

Traveler: Michelle Mancini (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: FACT-FINDING MISSION IN CUBA
Purpose: MEET W/ OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS EMBARGO & HUMAN RIGHTS
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,923.32
source

Traveler: Erich Pfuehler (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: CANCUN - HAVANA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,004.43
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,004.43
source

Traveler: Jodi Keyserling (from the office of David Price)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,922.40
source

Traveler: Hans Hogrefe (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: CANCUN-HAVANA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,923.32
source

Traveler: Jonathan Fremont (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: MET WITH CUBAN OFFICIALS, VISITED SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, CHURCHES, NGO'S
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 1, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,004.43
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: HAVANA AND SAN ANTONIO DE LOS BANOS, CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON THE EFFECTS OF THE CUBAN EMBARGO
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,832.78
source

Traveler: Carolyn Kilpatrick (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.73
source

Traveler: Melvin Watt (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS TRIP TO CUBA
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,329.23
source

Traveler: Robert Odom (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: MIAMI, FL, CANCUN, MEXICO, HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION (FACT-FINDING TOUR)
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,340.16
source

Traveler: Roshan Hodge (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: WASHINGTON-CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING STAFF DELEGATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,350.16
source

Traveler: Khalil Munir (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: CANCUN-HAVANA-COZUMEL-MIAMI
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,340.16
source

Traveler: Kimberly Rudolph (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: WASHINGTON D.C.-HAVANA, CUBA-DETROIT, MI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,342.16
source

Traveler: Julie Nickson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ATLANTA-HAVANA, CUBA-DC
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,393.16
source

Traveler: Michael Collins (from the office of John Lewis)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,280.16
source

Traveler: Bennie Thompson (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: CUBA BUSINESS FACT FINDING
Date: May 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,298.26
source

Traveler: Timla Washington (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: CUBA BUSINESS FACT FINDING
Date: May 31, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,419.89
source

Traveler: Steve Gavin (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: CUBA BUSINESS FACT FINDING
Date: May 31, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,419.89
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA-CANCON-HAVANA-MIAMI
Purpose: EXPLORE FIRST-HAND THE ISSUES CURRENTLY FACING THE PEOPLE OF CUBA. AN OPPORTUNITY TO FASTER A MORE PRAGMATIC APPROACH TOWARDS DEALING WITH THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT AND FINDING CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTIONS TO US/CUBA POLICY CONCERNS
Date: Jul 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,555.29
source

Traveler: Morat Bokcigdem (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA-CANCON-HAVANA-MIAMI
Purpose: EXPLORE FIRST-HAND THE ISSUES CURRENTLY FACING THE PEOPLE OF CUBA. AN OPPORTUNITY TO FASTER A MORE PRAGMATIC APPROACH TOWARDS DEALING WITH THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT AND FINDING CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTIONS TO US/CUBA POLICY CONCERNS
Date: Jul 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,555.29
source

Traveler: Diane Watson (from the office of Diane Watson)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Jul 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,679.00
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.