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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?

    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

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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

Washington Office on Latin America


Total cost of 31 trips: $55,948.87


Traveler: Rob Neal (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: ASSESSMENT OF FOOD & MEDICINE SANCTIONS
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,241.17
source

Traveler: Sean Carroll (from the office of Sam Gejdenson)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: ASSESS POLITICAL & ECON. SITUATION
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,262.42
source

Traveler: Ellyn Toscano (from the office of Jose Serrano)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,241.17
source

Traveler: Nadine Berg (from the office of Jose Serrano)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,241.17
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF THE U.S. EMBARGO ON THE PEOPLE OF CUBA
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,411.62
source

Traveler: Edward Augustus (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source

Traveler: James Mcgovern (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING. TO FACILITATE EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGES BETWEEN MASSACHUSETTES UNIVERSITIES AND CUBAN COUNTERPARTS
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source

Traveler: Cindy Buhl (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND SET UP EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGES BETWEEN CUBAN & MASSACHUSETTS UNIVERSITIES
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source

Traveler: Michael Mershon (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & ESTABLISHING ACADEMIC & CULTURAL EXCHANGES BETWEEN CUBAN & MASSACHUSETTS UNIVERSITIES
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source

Traveler: Joe Moakley (from the office of Joe Moakley)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: CREATING DIALOGUE AND EXCHANGES BETWEEN EDUCATION LEADERS IN MASSACHUSETTS AND CUBA
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,792.00
source

Traveler: Stephen Larose (from the office of Joe Moakley)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: CREATING DIALOGUE AND EXCHANGES BETWEEN EDUCATION LEADERS IN MASSACHUSETTS AND CUBA
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,792.00
source

Traveler: David Rapallo (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: BOGOTA AND ENVIRONS, COLOMBIA, S.A.
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,599.63
source

Traveler: Janice Schakowsky (from the office of Janice Schakowsky)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,930.76
source

Traveler: Jon Samuels (from the office of Janice Schakowsky)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,143.09
source

Traveler: James Mcgovern (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,930.76
source

Traveler: Michael Meishon (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,143.09
source

Traveler: Cindy Buhl (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,143.09
source

Traveler: Edward Augustus (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,143.09
source

Traveler: Jonathan Stivers (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,143.09
source

Traveler: Cliff Etammerman (from the office of William Delahunt)
Destination: EL SALVADOR
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; EXAMINING EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Mar 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $970.00
source

Traveler: Eva Cargill (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: EL SALVADOR
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO EL SALVADOR
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $970.00
source

Traveler: Raffi Hamparian (from the office of Steven Rothman)
Destination: EL SALVADOR
Purpose: EXAMINE EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $970.00
source

Traveler: John Hess (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH CUBAN OFFICIALS AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,953.00
source

Traveler: Robert Blumenfield (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: FOUR DAYS IN CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,173.00
source

Traveler: Jana Denning (from the office of Dennis Moore)
Destination: FLIGHT FROM BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, TO HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: TO VISIT AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN CUBA INVOLVED WITH THE AG. SECTOR
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,805.00
source

Traveler: James Mcgovern (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,656.48
source

Traveler: Cindy Buhl (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,669.42
source

Traveler: James Mcgovern (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: BOGOTA, COLUMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,145.88
source

Traveler: Cindy Buhl (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: BOGOTA, COLUMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,131.84
source

Traveler: Jon Samuels (from the office of Janice Schakowsky)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,991.00
source

Traveler: Jenny Blau (from the office of Hilda Solis)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO EL PASO, TX
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $755.10
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.