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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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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

World Economic Forum


Total cost of 45 trips: $191,482.86


Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: PARTICIPANT AND ATTENDED MEETINGS
Date: Jan 25, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $8,606.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer Dunn (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 26, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $7,490.53
source

Traveler: Edward Markey (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL
Date: Jan 26, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,640.00
source

Traveler: John Kerry (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: NY, NY TO DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN WORLD ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $5,919.00
source

Traveler: Jim Leach (from the office of Jim Leach)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE AND GIVE PRESENTATIONS ON AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVES
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,894.50
source

Traveler: Jim Kolbe (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,894.50
source

Traveler: Doug Bereuter (from the office of Doug Bereuter)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,894.50
source

Traveler: David Dreier (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,440.00
source

Traveler: John Kerry (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO DAVOS, SWITZERLAND TO BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,052.10
source

Traveler: Jennifer Dunn (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: ZURICH
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM'S ANNUAL MTG.
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,161.00
source

Traveler: Jim Kolbe (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: TUCSON, AZ - DAVOS, SWITZERLAND - WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,650.00
source

Traveler: Edward Markey (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: DAVOS SWITZERLAND
Purpose: PARTICIPANT ON PANEL
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,211.00
source

Traveler: Doug Bereuter (from the office of Doug Bereuter)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM.
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,881.00
source

Traveler: Dianne Feinstein (from the office of Dianne Feinstein)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FORUM'S 30TH ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $180.00
source

Traveler: Robert Torricelli (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO ATTEND WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,871.00
source

Traveler: Orrin Hatch (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: SPEECH/PARTICIPATION IN ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.00
source

Traveler: Christopher Dodd (from the office of Christopher Dodd)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $6,038.56
source

Traveler: James Moran (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF NATO
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,650.00
source

Traveler: David Dreier (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,450.00
source

Traveler: Jim Leach (from the office of Jim Leach)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,292.00
source

Traveler: Jim Kolbe (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: MIAMI, FL - CANCUN, MEXICO - WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: FORUM MEETINGS
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,465.00
source

Traveler: Bob Graham (from the office of Bob Graham)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,727.00
source

Traveler: Gordon Smith (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WORKSHOPS
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,156.00
source

Traveler: Orrin Hatch (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN FORUM (4 DAY EVENT)
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,711.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $927.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: NEW YORK, N.Y.
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AND ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,009.00
source

Traveler: Jim Leach (from the office of Jim Leach)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,536.00
source

Traveler: Jim Kolbe (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FORUM
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,833.50
source

Traveler: Sander Levin (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,993.50
source

Traveler: Jennifer Dunn (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: GREENBRIER-NEW YORK CITY (LA GUARDIA)-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,802.00
source

Traveler: David Dreier (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH WORLD ECONOMIC LEADERS
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,425.50
source

Traveler: William Thomas (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SPEECH AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,742.00
source

Traveler: Rob Portman (from the office of Rob Portman)
Destination: WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING 2002
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN WEF ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $270.00
source

Traveler: Jim Kolbe (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND-DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FORUM PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $7,004.22
source

Traveler: Edward Markey (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: ZURICH
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANELS ON VARIOUS ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,755.66
source

Traveler: Jennifer Dunn (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Traveler: Rob Portman (from the office of Rob Portman)
Destination: CINCINNATI/ZURICH/WASHINGTON
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN PARTICIPATED IN FORUM
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,907.84
source

Traveler: Michael Oxley (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM'S ANNUAL MEETING IN DAVOS
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $9,464.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: ATTEND & PARTICIPATE IN FORUM
Date: Jan 20, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,349.40
source

Traveler: Jim Kolbe (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM MEETINGS AS PART OF CODEL PORTMAN.
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $864.01
source

Traveler: Barney Frank (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN FORUM
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,983.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,058.58
source

Traveler: Jim Leach (from the office of Jim Leach)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE, PARTICIPATE IN PANELS
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,878.00
source

Traveler: Jim Leach (from the office of Jim Leach)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO DAVOS, SWITZERLAND TO CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE, PARTICIPATE IN PANELS, MEET WITH WORLD LEADERS
Date: Jan 25, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,549.58
source

Traveler: Edward Markey (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: SWITZERLAND
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN PANELS ON VARIOUS ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Jan 26, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $8,475.38
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.