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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.

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.

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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American Airlines


Total cost of 18 trips: $12,493.27


Traveler: Patrick Souders (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: DALLAS/FT. WORTH, TX
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR/MEETINGS
Date: Jan 3, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $750.00
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Traveler: Richard Bender (from the office of Tom Harkin)
Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Purpose: STAFF GROUP TO DISCUSS AIRLINE ISSUES
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $658.00
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Traveler: Julian Norment (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Purpose: TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY BY TOURING FACILITY
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Askia Suruma (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: DALLAS, TX
Purpose: TRANSPORTATION BRIEFING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Heidi Stirrup (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: DALLAS, TX
Purpose: TO OBSERVE AM. AIRLINES' OPERATIONS, LEARN ABOUT LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN AIRLINE INDUSTRY, DISCUSS RELEVANT ISSUES
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $662.00
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Traveler: Heather Lepeska (from the office of Jerry Costello)
Destination: DALLAS
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF MAJOR AVIATION ISSUES
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
source

Traveler: Richard Grant (from the office of Thomas Ewing)
Destination: DALLAS, TX
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF AIRLINE INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
source

Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
source

Traveler: John Dasilva (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination:
Purpose: STAFF EDUCATION
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $672.00
source

Traveler: Paul Giuliano (from the office of Tim Holden)
Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS AMERICAN AIRLINE HQ'S
Purpose: TO SEE THE HQ OF AMERICAN AIRLINES & THE COMPLEXITY OF THE AIRLINE BUSINESS
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Tricia Loveland (from the office of Bud Shuster)
Destination: DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
source

Traveler: Ruth Van Mark (from the office of James Inhofe)
Destination: TULS, OK & DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX
Purpose: VIEW MAINTENANCE FACILITY IN TULSA, OK & THEN TRAVEL TO DALLAS - FT WORTH, FOR DISCUSSIONS W/ AMERICAN AIRLINE SERVICE OFFICERS
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $372.00
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Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: FT. WORTH, TULSA OKLAHOMA-DALLAS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $371.50
source

Traveler: Charles Rangel (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: PUNTA CANA, DOMINIAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: PROMOTION OF TRADE AND COMMERCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Date: Jun 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
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Traveler: Leanna Gutierrez (from the office of Bill Nelson)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: VISIT MIA; VIEW AMERICAN AIRLINES TERMINALS; CARGO AREA; GENERAL OVERVIEW OF SECURELY AND CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,175.00
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Traveler: Jason Onimet (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $861.37
source

Traveler: Charles Cooper (from the office of Mario Diaz-Balart)
Destination: MIA
Purpose: BAGGAGE SECURITY & CARGO ISSUES
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $861.37
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Traveler: Jacob Kurtz (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: MIA
Purpose: BAGGAGE SECURITY & CARGO ISSUES
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,074.03
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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.