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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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    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.
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    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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Trips sponsored by

American Gas Association


Total cost of 33 trips: $37,247.38


Traveler: Cathy Vanway (from the office of Thomas Bliley)
Destination: TUCSON, AZ
Purpose: SPEAK AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Traveler: Suzanne Te Beau (from the office of Bud Shuster)
Destination: TUCSON, AZ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AGA'S PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM 2000
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Traveler: James Beirne (from the office of Frank Murkowski)
Destination: TUCSON, TEXAS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE IN LEGISLATION ON ENERGY AND ELECTRICITY AFFECTING USE OF NATURAL GAS
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,440.84
source

Traveler: Michele Nellenbach (from the office of Nancy Johnson)
Destination: LEAVE UNION STATION VIA AMTRAK TO NYC
Purpose: DISCUSSION ON NATURAL GAS & VISIT FUEL EFFICIENCY FACILITIES
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $558.00
source

Traveler: Dan Beattie (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS OF ENERGY FINANCIAL ISSUES
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $625.00
source

Traveler: Joe Mckelvey (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: FACT FINDING-UNDERSTANDING NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY & COMMODITIES EXCHANGE
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $475.00
source

Traveler: Michael Henry (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $640.00
source

Traveler: Karen Campbell (from the office of Brad Carson)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: PIPELINE SAFETY INFORMATION
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $853.50
source

Traveler: Debra Gebhardt (from the office of Thomas Petri)
Destination: PHOENIX (TEMPE & MESA), ARIZONA
Purpose: TOUR PIPELINE FACILITIES, DEMONSTRATIONS, BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $804.38
source

Traveler: Suzanne Te Beau (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: TEMPE, AZ
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN NATURAL GAS PIPELINE FORUM
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $769.00
source

Traveler: David Heymsfeld (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NATURAL GAS UTILITIES & TRANSMISSION COMPANIES PIPELINE SAFETY OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $718.00
source

Traveler: Ashley Musselman (from the office of William Lipinski)
Destination: TEMPE AND MESA, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL GAS ACTIVITIES AND PIPELINE SAFETY OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $853.50
source

Traveler: Jeffrey Sural (from the office of Vernon Ehlers)
Destination: ARIZONA
Purpose: PIPELINE SAFETY SEMINAR
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $818.50
source

Traveler: Amy Wolfrum (from the office of Robert Borski)
Destination: CITY OF MESA - DC
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL GAS AND PIPELINE SAFETY
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,028.26
source

Traveler: Michael Collins (from the office of Michael Collins)
Destination:
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO CEO'S & V.P.'S RE: W & M. ISSUES, ENERGY TAX ETC
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,897.00
source

Traveler: Lori Rowley (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING FORUM MARCO ISLAND, FL
Purpose: SPEAKER AT "LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR 107TH CONGRESS" SESSION
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $907.50
source

Traveler: Larry Craig (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: ORLANDO FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE AGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING
Date: May 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,779.98
source

Traveler: Michael Collins (from the office of Michael Collins)
Destination:
Purpose:
Date: Oct 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,275.34
source

Traveler: Charles Barnett (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION'S 2002 PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,330.00
source

Traveler: Kelly Bingel (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Purpose: SPEAKING ON CONGRESSIONAL PANEL REGARDING SENATE ENERGY BILL
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,550.00
source

Traveler: Bill Cooper (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON ENERGY POLICY
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,176.35
source

Traveler: Ralph Regula (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: JACKSONVILLE
Purpose: SPEAK TO AGA PUBLIC AFFAIRS & MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $848.72
source

Traveler: Daniel Val Kish (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: TO SPEAK & BE A PANELIST AT AGA CONVENTION
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,544.50
source

Traveler: Steve Pearce (from the office of Steve Pearce)
Destination: SPRINGDALE ARKANSAS-AUSTIN, TX-HOBBS, NM
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH TO PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 24, 2003
Expense: $624.34
source

Traveler: Kristen Sarri (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: SPEAK AT LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $788.33
source

Traveler: Randy Cunningham (from the office of Randy Cunningham)
Destination: SIOUX FALLS, SD
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL ENERGY SEMINAR
Date: Sep 28, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,030.50
source

Traveler: Bruce Harris (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: SANTA FE, NM
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PANELIST
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,123.19
source

Traveler: Bill Cooper (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination:
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON ENERGY PANELS
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,599.88
source

Traveler: Kristen Sarri (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $565.90
source

Traveler: Kristen Sarri (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Purpose: SPEECH ON THE LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $571.38
source

Traveler: J Jonathan Jones (from the office of Thomas Carper)
Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Purpose: GAVE A SPEECH AS A GUEST LECTURER
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $843.71
source

Traveler: Bruce Harris (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Purpose: ATTEND FORUM AND PANELIST
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $934.14
source

Traveler: Brian Kennedy (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AS PART OF AGA'S CAPITOL ROUNDTABLE DURING THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $872.64
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.