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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

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  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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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

Amgen Inc


Total cost of 9 trips: $18,767.67


Traveler: Sarah Walter (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Purpose: TOUR AMGEN FACILITIES
Date: Oct 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,020.00
source

Traveler: Kim Zimmerman (from the office of Ben Nelson)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: TO MEET WITH AMGEN OFFICIALS TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR PHARMACEUTICALS
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,009.41
source

Traveler: Pat Bousliman (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: VISIT TO AMGEN'S SEATTLE FACILITY. TRIP WILL INCLUDE DISCUSSION OF MEDICARE PAYMENT FOR RENAL DIALYSIS AS WELL AS ISSUES SURROUNDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIOTECH INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF MONTANA
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,525.00
source

Traveler: Brian Nagle (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF FEDERAL POLICIES ON THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AND DIALYSIS TREATMENT CENTERS
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,990.26
source

Traveler: Kaitlin Mccolgan (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,992.91
source

Traveler: Karlin Mcneill (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: CONGRESSIONAL TRIP TO AMGEN HELIX FRESLIH SOCIATY WA
Purpose: TOUR OF AMGEN FACILITY AND DIALYSIS CLINIC
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,915.62
source

Traveler: Matt Sulkala (from the office of F. Allen Boyd)
Destination: NEW YORK-SEATTLE-DCA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,395.18
source

Traveler: Nicholas Shipley (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SEATTLE, WA (ROUND TRIP)
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING HEALTH CARE, COSTS, AND DIABETES TREATMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,133.13
source

Traveler: Jaime Herrera (from the office of Cathy Mcmorris)
Destination: DCA REAGAN NATIONAL TO SEATTLE, WA SEATTLE TO SPOKANE (WA)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP TO AMGEN HELIX FACILITY AND TO NORTH WEST KIDNEY CENTER TO LEARN ABOUT THE ROLE AMGEN IN PLAYING IN PRODUCING BIOTECH MEDICATION FOR THINGS LIKE KIDNEY FAILURE
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,786.16
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.