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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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  • 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.

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

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies


Total cost of 28 trips: $164,213.01


Traveler: John Weaver (from the office of Walter Jones)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TRADE, DEFENSE, AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM ISSUES INVOLVING SINGAPORE AND UNITED STATES
Date: Feb 13, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $6,953.89
source

Traveler: Jennifer Thompson (from the office of Robin Hayes)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TRADE AND DEFENSE ISSUES BETWEEN SINGAPORE AND THE U.S.
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,953.89
source

Traveler: Shara Aranoff (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: CONSULT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, PRIVATE SECTOR, AND ACADEMICS CONCERNING U.S.-SINGAPORE AND REGIONAL TRADE AND RELATED ISSUES
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,947.96
source

Traveler: Leslie Mcdonald (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT FREE TRADE AGREEMENT, REGIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,919.30
source

Traveler: Chris Mccannell (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF US SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT-US-ASEAN INIATIVE
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,081.44
source

Traveler: Melissa Koloszar (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, TO ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING OF US-SINGAPORE TRADE AND SECURITY RELATIONSHIP
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,156.01
source

Traveler: Daniel Mcfaul (from the office of Jeff Miller)
Destination: DC TO SINGAPORE
Purpose: SUMMITS ON TRADE, TERRORISM PREVENTION
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $6,953.89
source

Traveler: Dan Gurley (from the office of Cass Ballenger)
Destination: SIN
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP DEALING WITH TRADE, SECURITY AND OTHER ISSUES
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $7,552.21
source

Traveler: Dana Gartzke (from the office of Dave Weldon)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT WITH SINGAPOREAN OFFICIALS
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $7,634.18
source

Traveler: Roger France (from the office of Charles Taylor)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $7,510.10
source

Traveler: Helen Hardin (from the office of Zach Wamp)
Destination: SINGAPORE - VIETNAM
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $7,552.21
source

Traveler: Joseph Jakub (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,441.06
source

Traveler: William Mcbride (from the office of Vernon Ehlers)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: ISSUE STUDIES
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,031.00
source

Traveler: Eve Young (from the office of Ed Pastor)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,646.21
source

Traveler: Richard Perry (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEET W/ HIGH LEVEL OFFICIALS AT DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPT. OF DEFENSE, FOREIGN MINISTRY RE: TRADE TERRORISM, MILITARY AND SECURITY ISSUES RE: U.S. SHIPS AND BUSINESS CLIMATE
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,256.00
source

Traveler: Greg Mesack (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE NATION OF SINGAPORE, DISCUSS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE US-SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT LEARN ABOUT SINGAPORE'S COUNTER-TERRORISM PROGRAMS, AND MEET WITH SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,296.19
source

Traveler: Phil Kiko (from the office of F. James Sensenbrenner)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,320.86
source

Traveler: Kelly Zerzan (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT US-SINGAPORE TRADE AGREEMENT, EFFECTS TO COMBAT TERRORISIM
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,851.77
source

Traveler: Mary Kerr (from the office of James Oberstar)
Destination: NEWARK - SINGAPORE
Purpose: INFORMATION TRIP, INCLUDING TRADE & SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,038.20
source

Traveler: Kenneth Kraft (from the office of David Hobson)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND BETTER U.S.-SINGAPORE TRADE AND DEFENSE RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,038.20
source

Traveler: David Goldenberg (from the office of Alcee Hastings)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE, DEFENSE, AND HOMELAND SECURITY AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND SINGAPORE.
Date: Dec 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,047.80
source

Traveler: Angela Sowa (from the office of Curt Weldon)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Dec 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,038.20
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,745.00
source

Traveler: Assad Akhter (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,145.00
source

Traveler: Al Green (from the office of Al Green)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS-NEWARK, NJ-SINGAPORE-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO DISCUSS HOMELAND/BORDER SECURITY
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $7,249.26
source

Traveler: Joseph Crowley (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HOMELAND SECURITY, BORDER SECURITY, EDUCATION
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $7,200.40
source

Traveler: Chris Mccannell (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,334.38
source

Traveler: Gregg Sheiowitz (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,318.40
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.