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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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  • 12.16.14

    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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Trips sponsored by

American Petroleum Institute


Total cost of 18 trips: $55,928.04


Traveler: Ben Hartley (from the office of Bill Archer)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: ANNUAL EXCISE TAX FORUM
Date: Apr 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Traveler: Vanessa Griddine (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: ENERGY FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,338.25
source

Traveler: Lillie Coney (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: TOUR ENERGY RELATED INDUSTRIES, DISCCUSS ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,338.25
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose:
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,338.25
source

Traveler: Wendy Brafman (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Andres Dhokai (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Mark Carrie (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC - HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Leon Buck (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Yohannes Tsehai (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Corrine Brown (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: FACT FINDING ENERGY SUMMIT
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $7,146.50
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: DC-HOUSTON-CLEVELAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,968.00
source

Traveler: Patrice Willoughby (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: HOUSTON
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP OF BRIEFINGS AND TOURS TO EXAMINE THE OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY, EXPLORATION, REFINING, PRODUCTION OF NATURAL GAS AND OIL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,968.00
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination:
Purpose: CBC ENERGY SUMMIT
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,733.25
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: CBC ENERGY INDUSTRY DIALOGUE
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,731.50
source

Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: CBC ENERGY INDUSTRY DIALOGUE
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,263.25
source

Traveler: Gerald Couri (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: SPEECH ON CONGRESSIONAL EFFORT AS IT RELATES TO LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
Date: Oct 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $890.94
source

Traveler: Deirdne James (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: HOUSTON
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE API EXCISE TAX FORUM WAS TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES OF INTEREST TO EXCISE TAX PRACTITIONERS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY. THE TOPIC OF MY SPEECH WAS THE TAX PROVISIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND REAUTHORIZATION
Date: May 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $919.70
source

Traveler: Deirdne James (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: HOUSTON
Purpose: SPEECH GIVEN AT THE EXCISE TAX FORUM
Date: May 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $625.90
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.