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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?

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  • 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

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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

American Sugar Alliance


Total cost of 41 trips: $78,460.44


Traveler: Virginia Haterius (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Purpose: TO BECOME BETTER INFORMED ON THE ISSUES AFFECTING SWEETNER INDUSTRY.
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,374.40
source

Traveler: Lance Kotschwar (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Purpose: ASA ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM & 2002 FARM BILL POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,056.72
source

Traveler: Christy Cromley (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,610.08
source

Traveler: Ryan Weston (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,848.14
source

Traveler: Tom Sell (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Purpose: TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL SWEETENER SYMPOSIUM.
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,396.45
source

Traveler: Larry Combest (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC-STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Purpose: TALK ABOUT FARM LEGISLATION
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,929.37
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,653.90
source

Traveler: Thomas Ewing (from the office of Thomas Ewing)
Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Purpose: SWEETNER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,598.95
source

Traveler: Thomas Wanley (from the office of Neil Abercrombie)
Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Purpose: INSPECTING SUGAR CANE GROWING, HARVESTING, MILLING, REFINING AND TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $712.00
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, UTAH
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,848.40
source

Traveler: John Haugen (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, ID
Purpose: ATTEND SYMPOSIUM ON DOMESTIC SWEETENER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,473.86
source

Traveler: Stephen Haterius (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Purpose: TO BECOME BETTER INFORMED ON THE ISSUES AFFECTING THE SWEETNER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,245.94
source

Traveler: Walter Vinson (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: SUN VALLEY RESORT SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL SWEETNER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,391.76
source

Traveler: Ryan Weston (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: SAN VALLEY, IDAHO
Purpose: ATTEND ASA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $941.98
source

Traveler: John Revier (from the office of Mike Simpson)
Destination: 18TH ANNUAL SWEETENER SYMPOSIUM-SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $381.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: HYATT REGENCY RESORT AND SPA, BERNALILLO, NEW MEXICO
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 19TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SWEETENER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 3, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $6,957.16
source

Traveler: Travis Jones (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: FROM BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Purpose: SWEETENE SYMPOSIUM CONVENTION, AUGUST 4TH-AUGUST 7TH TO DISCUSS & MEET ON AMERICAS SUGAR INDUSTRY ISSUES IN TODAY'S MARKET
Date: Aug 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,271.34
source

Traveler: John Broussard (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: BERNALILLO, NEW MEXICO
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,639.14
source

Traveler: Timothy Galvin (from the office of Kent Conrad)
Destination: ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Purpose: SPEAK AT ASA CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,374.90
source

Traveler: Matthew O'mara (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: BLAINE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: SPEECH AND PARTICIPATION IN EVENTS
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.00
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: BLAINE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,458.47
source

Traveler: Stephen Haterius (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination:
Purpose: REMAIN CURRENT ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE SUGAR INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,309.11
source

Traveler: Eliot Engel (from the office of Eliot Engel)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose:
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,983.40
source

Traveler: John Gilliland (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: BLAINE, WA (USA)
Purpose: SPEAK AT 2003 SWEETENER SYMPOSIUM HELD BY U.S. SWEETENER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,837.55
source

Traveler: Travis Jones (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Purpose: AMERICAN SUGAR ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,368.06
source

Traveler: Kristen Knepper (from the office of Debbie Stabenow)
Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,267.50
source

Traveler: Bryn Stewart (from the office of Craig Thomas)
Destination: VAIL, CO
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $997.74
source

Traveler: Neil Abercrombie (from the office of Neil Abercrombie)
Destination: HONOLULU-DENVER
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,415.96
source

Traveler: Mark Foley (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: DENVER, CO
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,186.22
source

Traveler: Brent Gattis (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Purpose: ATTEND THE INTERNATIONAL SWEETNER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,817.47
source

Traveler: Claire Folbre (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Purpose: ATTEND SWEETENER SYMPORIUM; DISCUSS SUGAR ISSUES WITH PRODUCERS
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,429.16
source

Traveler: Russell Middleton (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination:
Purpose: TO BETTER UNDERSTAND CURRENT CONCERNS OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,960.27
source

Traveler: Debbie Stabenow (from the office of Debbie Stabenow)
Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $4,041.00
source

Traveler: Kent Conrad (from the office of Kent Conrad)
Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,134.50
source

Traveler: Thomas Mahr (from the office of Kent Conrad)
Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EDUCATIONAL FORUM ON TRADE, BUDGET, AND AGRICULTURAL POLICY ISSUES RELATED TO THE U.S. SUGAR INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $838.74
source

Traveler: Craig Thomas (from the office of Craig Thomas)
Destination: VAIL, CO
Purpose: SPEECH AT INTERNATIONAL SWEETENER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $951.75
source

Traveler: Samuel Roche (from the office of Charlie Melancon)
Destination: SUN VALLEY/BOISE, IA
Purpose: ANNUAL CONFERENCE, DISCUSSION OF SUGAR POLICY, INDUSTRY, AND OUTLOOK FOR THE YEAR AHEAD
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,262.11
source

Traveler: Charlie Melancon (from the office of Charlie Melancon)
Destination: SUN VALLEY
Purpose: SPEECH TO SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,544.80
source

Traveler: Russell Middleton (from the office of Collin Peterson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOISE, IDAHO TO SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Purpose: TO HEAR AND DISCUSS THE CONCERNS AND ISSUES FACING THE DOMESTIC SWEETNER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,498.14
source

Traveler: Earnest Goule (from the office of Collin Peterson)
Destination: MSP-BORSE, ID-DCA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT THE SWEETNER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,309.00
source

Traveler: Joshua Heird (from the office of Mike Simpson)
Destination: BOISE
Purpose: BOSS HAD SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT THE 2005 SWEETNER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $459.00
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.