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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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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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

National Council for Community and Education Partnerships


Total cost of 14 trips: $23,327.15


Traveler: Daniel Barba (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: SANTA ANA, CA
Purpose: HISPANIC/LATINO EDUCATION POLICY FORUM
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,560.00
source

Traveler: Emily Merchant (from the office of Jim Matheson)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO OXNARD, CA
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS ON EDUCATION-SCHOOL-SITE VISITS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,063.75
source

Traveler: Jonathan Poverud (from the office of Karen Thurman)
Destination: OXNARD, CA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: Leticia Mederos (from the office of Carrie Meek)
Destination: LAX/CAX
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: Tiffany Mulligan (from the office of Mark Souder)
Destination: OXNARD, CA
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT; ATTENDED SEMINARS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,127.25
source

Traveler: Minnie Langham (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: EVALUATE THE FEDERAL ROLE IN ELIMINATING EDUCATIONAL BARRIERS AT CRITICAL TRANSITION POINTS.
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,546.50
source

Traveler: Constance Olivia Harvey (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: EVALUATE THE FEDERAL ROLE IN ELIMINATING EDUCATIONAL BARRIERS AT CRITICAL TRANSITION POINTS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,546.50
source

Traveler: Joseph Richburg (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination:
Purpose: DISCUSSION ON ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,127.25
source

Traveler: Larry Walker (from the office of Major Owens)
Destination:
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS ROLE IN K-16 EDUCATION
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: James Kvaal (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: OXNARD, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON K-16 PARTNERSHIPS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: Stephanie Christensen (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: EDUCATION CONFERENCE IN OXNARD, CA AT EMBASSY SUITES
Purpose: EDUCATION CONFERENCE-FOCUSED ON UNDERSERVED AND MINORITY ED PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,596.50
source

Traveler: Karen Bloom (from the office of Robert Borski)
Destination:
Purpose: DEVELOPING THE FEDERAL & STATE ROLE IN IMPROVING K-12 EDUCATION
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,665.00
source

Traveler: Arthur Estopinan (from the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)
Destination: SANTA ANNA, CA TO OXNARD, CA AND OXNARD, CA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: VISIT LOW-INCOME SCHOOLS IN OXNARD TO STUDY THEIR EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,546.50
source

Traveler: Arthur Estopinan (from the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)
Destination: BROWNSVILLE, TX
Purpose: LEARN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO HELP LOW INCOME MINORITY STUDENTS SUCCEED IN K-12 SCHOOLS-HOW CONGRESS CAN SUPPORT PROGRAMS-SUCH AS ENLACE
Date: Sep 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,161.90
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.