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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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  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

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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

St Louis Agri-Business Club


Total cost of 27 trips: $17,613.34


Traveler: Matthew Howe (from the office of Pat Roberts)
Destination: STL
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN AGRI-BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $619.25
source

Traveler: Candice Cotton (from the office of Michael Enzi)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Purpose: TO FAMILIARIZE THE STAFF MEMBER WITH AGRICULTURAL TRANSPORTATION, PROCESSING AND MID-WESTERN ISSUES
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $618.25
source

Traveler: Kathryn Scott (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT AGRICULTURE & BUSINESSES AROUND ST. LOUIS
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $618.25
source

Traveler: Amy Aarons (from the office of Robert Cramer)
Destination: VARIOUS AGRI-BUSINESS TOURS IN ST. LOUIS METRO AREA
Purpose: FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF THE EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMY & THE PROBLEMS THEY ARE HAVING
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $618.25
source

Traveler: Toby Stephens (from the office of Mike Ross)
Destination: ST. LOUIS
Purpose: INFORMATIVE ON AG & FARM BILL
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $627.59
source

Traveler: Jenn Spurgat (from the office of Dennis Rehberg)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $618.25
source

Traveler: James Eichhorst (from the office of Timothy Johnson)
Destination:
Purpose: EXPLORE AGRICULTURE IN IL. - MO. AREA
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $735.00
source

Traveler: Melinda Ruff (from the office of Ike Skelton)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Purpose: EDUCATION, TOURS OF MISSOURI AGRICULTURE/BUSINESS
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $545.93
source

Traveler: Josh Fleming (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: ST. LOUIS
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $618.25
source

Traveler: Don Lucietta (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR & WORKSHOP
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $567.23
source

Traveler: Grant Erdel (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: DC - ST. LOUIS
Purpose: TOUR AGRICULTURE SITES/BUSINESS IN MO & IL
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $588.13
source

Traveler: Shelby Neal (from the office of Kenny Hulshof)
Destination:
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS EDUCATION
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $563.65
source

Traveler: Brian Wilson (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: MEMPHIS, TN TO ST. LOUIS, MO TO WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: MEETING WITH AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $981.19
source

Traveler: Brian Klippenstein (from the office of Christopher Bond)
Destination: ST. LOUIS METRO AREA
Purpose: REVIEW SCIENCE, AGRICULTURAL, AND TRANSPORTATION ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE AGRIBUSINESS CLUB
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $800.00
source

Traveler: Christopher Bond (from the office of Christopher Bond)
Destination: ST. LOUIS METRO AREA
Purpose: REVIEW SCIENCE, AGRICULTURAL, AND TRANSPORTATION ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE AGRIBUSINESS CLUB MEMBERS
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $284.54
source

Traveler: Dana O'brien (from the office of Ike Skelton)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO, VICINITY
Purpose: VISIT FARMS AND LEARN ABOUT AGRICULTURE RELATED BUSINESSES IN THE ST. LOUIS, MO, AREA
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $446.09
source

Traveler: Stephen Higginbothom (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF ST. LOUIS AREA AGRI-BUSINESS INTERESTS.
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $640.69
source

Traveler: Katie Swaney (from the office of James Talent)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Purpose: TO LEAR ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY IN ST. LOUIS
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $936.96
source

Traveler: Michelle Allen (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: ST. LOUIS
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF WORKSHOP
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $640.69
source

Traveler: Lauren Ellis (from the office of Todd Akin)
Destination: ST. LOUIS
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF WORKSHOP
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $678.79
source

Traveler: Shimon Stein (from the office of Eric Cantor)
Destination: STL
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF WORKSHOP
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $620.49
source

Traveler: Andrew House (from the office of Devin Nunes)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO ST. LOUIS, MO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $675.69
source

Traveler: Jacob Roche (from the office of Chris John)
Destination: TOURED VARIOUS AGRIBUSINESSES AND ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS/RIVER TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Purpose: UPDATE AND UNDERSTANDING OF AGRIBUSINESS ISSUES IN THE ST. LOUIS REGION (RIVER TRANSPORTATION AND BUSINESS/TRADE ISSUES)
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $640.69
source

Traveler: Michael Shumaker (from the office of Kenny Hulshof)
Destination: LAMBERT ST. LOUIS AIRPORT
Purpose: TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE NEEDS OF THE MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR AGRIBUSINESS CENTERED IN ST. LOUIS
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $639.69
source

Traveler: Lauren Ellis (from the office of Todd Akin)
Destination: STL
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE AND THE ROLE ST. LOUIS HAS IN THE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY. IN ADDITION, WE VISITED VARIOUS BUSINESSES IN THE ST. LOUIS REGION THAT SERVICE THE REGION'S FARMERS
Date: Aug 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $685.00
source

Traveler: Aaron Smith (from the office of Kenny Hulshof)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO (LAMBERT INTERNATIONAL)
Purpose: GRAIN FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE OF AGRICULTURE AND RELATED INDUSTRIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE ST. LOUIS ECONOMY
Date: Aug 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $802.40
source

Traveler: Tony Jackson (from the office of Collin Peterson)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN AGRICULTURE AND BUSINESS IN ST. LOUIS
Date: Aug 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $802.40
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.