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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.

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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.

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Trips sponsored by

US-China Policy Foundation


Total cost of 40 trips: $113,353.90


Traveler: Phil Moeller (from the office of Slade Gorton)
Destination: BEIJING, SHANGHAI, CHINA
Purpose: POLICY TOUR OF TWO CHINESE CITIES
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,959.00
source

Traveler: Chris Edwards (from the office of Connie Mack)
Destination: BEJING AND SHANGHI CHINA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE HOSTED BY THE CHINESE PEOPLES INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,450.00
source

Traveler: Jan Brackett (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: BEIJING-SHANGHAI, CHINA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP A CLASS WITH SYMPOSIUM ON TRADE
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Traveler: Ben Noble (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: CHINA (BEIJING, XIAN, SHANGHAI)
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL TRADE TOUR
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,554.00
source

Traveler: Glen Tait (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: CHINA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 11, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,217.00
source

Traveler: Lori Way (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: BEIJING AND SHANGHAI, CHINA
Purpose: FACTFINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,450.00
source

Traveler: Booth Jameson (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: BEIJING, XI'AN, SHANGHAI
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 11, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,224.00
source

Traveler: Brian Hard (from the office of Greg Walden)
Destination: BEIJING TO XIAN TO SHANGHI
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; TO DISCUSS U.S.-CHINA POLICY WITH LEADERS IN CHINA
Date: Aug 11, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,217.00
source

Traveler: Joel Starr (from the office of Tom Campbell)
Destination: CHINA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TO CHINA/OFFICIAL TRAVEL
Date: Aug 11, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $2,217.00
source

Traveler: Martha Cagle (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: CHINA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 12, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $2,217.00
source

Traveler: William Johnson (from the office of James Hansen)
Destination: BEIJING, XIAN - SHANGHAI, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON U.S./CHINA RELATIONS WITH VISITS TO LOW, BUSINESS, ACADEMIC - PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS
Date: Aug 12, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $2,217.00
source

Traveler: Alison Pascale (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: CHINA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE U.S.-CHINA POLICY FOUNDATION POLICYMAKERS SEMINAR SERVICE & TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CHINA & U.S.-CHINA BILATERAL RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,339.50
source

Traveler: Jodi Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: BEIJING - XIAN - SHANGHAI
Purpose: TO MEET WITH CHINESE POLICY MAKERS AND OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $2,339.50
source

Traveler: Rob Ehrich (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (BEIJING, XIAN, SHANGHAI)
Purpose: TO PROMOTE A GREATER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN AMERICAN AND CHINESE. OUR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION MEET WITH VARIOUS CHINESE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DURING OUR VISIT
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,339.50
source

Traveler: Shara Aranoff (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: CHINA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOV'T, BUSINESS & ACADEMIC REPRESENTATIVES
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,339.50
source

Traveler: John Seggerman (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Purpose: MEETINGS/EXCHANGE WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES & ACADEMICS
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,339.50
source

Traveler: Stephanie Henning (from the office of Fred Thompson)
Destination: CHINA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS & BUSINESSMEN
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,339.50
source

Traveler: Adam Sullivan (from the office of Jack Kingston)
Destination: BEIJING TO XI'AN TO SHANGHAI
Purpose: BILATERAL AND INTERPARLIAMENTARY RELATIONS, EXAMINATION OF US CHINA POLICY
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,339.50
source

Traveler: Brian Macdonald (from the office of Greg Walden)
Destination: BEIJING, CHINA-XIAN, CHINA-SHANGHAI, CHINA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; U.S.-CHINA FOREIGN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,339.50
source

Traveler: Brent Perry (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Purpose: MEETINGS REGARDING CURRENT AND FUTURE U.S./CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,717.50
source

Traveler: Peter Fischer (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: CHINA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TO IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND US
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,717.50
source

Traveler: Alyn Levin-Hadar (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: CHINA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRAM W/ OTHER CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS TO BECOME BETTER INFORMED ABOUT CHINA
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,717.50
source

Traveler: Mark Silverman (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: CHINA
Purpose: TO LEARN FIRSTHAND THE EFFECTS OF CAPITALIZATION, TRADE, AND REFORM INCHINA, AS WELL AS THE GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS & GROW THE ECONOMY AND PROVIDE SOCIAL SERVICES
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,717.50
source

Traveler: Deborah Brayton (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: CHINA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,717.50
source

Traveler: Michael Schiffer (from the office of Dianne Feinstein)
Destination: BEIJING, XIAN, SHANGHAI, CHINA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,535.00
source

Traveler: David Morgenstern (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: CHINA-BEIJING, XI'AN, SHANGHAI
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE:TRADE ISSUES AND OTHER ASPECTS OF SINO-AMERICAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,535.00
source

Traveler: James Cobb (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: BEIJING, XIAN, SHANGHAI CHINA
Purpose: FACTFINDING - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TRADE ISSUES
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,545.00
source

Traveler: Ivette Fernandez (from the office of Lisa Murkowski)
Destination: CHINA (BEIJING, XIAN, SHANGHAI)
Purpose: AN EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO ENHANCE MY UNDERSTANDING OF CHINA, ITS CULTURE, AND RELATIONSHIP WITH THE U.S.
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,454.90
source

Traveler: Steve Perrotta (from the office of Amory Houghton)
Destination: BEIJING, XIAN, AND SHANGHAI
Purpose: 2003 POLICYMAKERS TRIP TO CHINA/EDUCATION AND EXCHANGE.
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,535.00
source

Traveler: David Morgenstern (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: TAIWAN
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Mar 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,792.75
source

Traveler: James Clarke (from the office of Diane Watson)
Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN VIA SAN FRANCISCO, CA & HONG KONG
Purpose: OBSERVE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN TAIWAN ON MARCH 20, 2004
Date: Mar 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,792.75
source

Traveler: Staci Stevenson (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: CHINA
Purpose: INFORMATION GATHERING
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,490.00
source

Traveler: John Samuelian (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATION
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,490.00
source

Traveler: Margaret Fisher (from the office of Bob Etheridge)
Destination: BEIJING-URUMQI-SHANGHAI
Purpose: TO ENHANCE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF KNOWLEDGE OF SINO-U.S. RELATIONS AND PROMOTE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN AMERICAN AND CHINESE POLICYMAKERS
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,490.00
source

Traveler: Christopher King (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: BEIJING, CHINA - URUMQUI, CHINA - SHANGHAIK, CHINA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR FOR EDUCATION ON U.S./CHINA POLICY ISSUES
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,390.00
source

Traveler: John Dusik (from the office of Jerry Weller)
Destination: BEIJING, URUMXI, SHANGHAI, CHINA
Purpose: TO GAIN A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF VARIOUS POLICY AREAS AS THEY RELATE TO U.S./CHINA RELATIONS ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO TRADE. MANUFACTURING, MONETARY POLICY, FOREIGN RELATIONS, AND OVERSEAS INVESTMENT.
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,690.00
source

Traveler: Sharon Boyl (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: BEIJING, XIAN, SHANGHAI
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,977.00
source

Traveler: James Clarke (from the office of Diane Watson)
Destination: BEIJING, XIAN & SHANGHAI, CHINA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL ORIENTATION & CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF PRC
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,977.00
source

Traveler: Eli Hopson (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: BEIJING, CHINA
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE POLITICAL, SOCIAL, BUSINESS, AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IN CHINA, AND HOW IT IS AFFECTING AND COULD AFFECT THE UNITED STATES
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,302.00
source

Traveler: Mark De La Iglesia (from the office of Adam Smith)
Destination: SEATTLE TO BEIJING; SHANGHAI TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUSINESS LEADERS AND SCHOLARS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $2,947.00
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.