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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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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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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

Association for Competitive Technology


Total cost of 22 trips: $14,184.66


Traveler: Jeff Palmore (from the office of Edward Schrock)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $543.78
source

Traveler: Scott Parman (from the office of Tom Cole)
Destination: CHICAGO O'HARE
Purpose: TOUR ORBITZ HQ AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR TELECOMMUNICATION POLICY STANCES
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $569.94
source

Traveler: Amy Cook (from the office of Michael Rogers)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: TOUR/DISCUSSION W/ORBITZ COMPANY
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $569.94
source

Traveler: Philip Schuyler (from the office of John Tanner)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE MD
Purpose: ATTEND A SUMMIT FOCUSING ON THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR AND TO DISCUSS HOW THE CURRENT IP REGIME IS WORKING AND WAYS IT CAN BE
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $701.00
source

Traveler: Paul Unger (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: CHESAPEAKE, MD
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A SUMMIT FOCUSING ON THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR. THE GOAL OF THE SUMMIT IS TO BRING DIVERSE VIEWS ON THE CURRENT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REGIME AND HOW IT CAN BE IMPROVED
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $399.00
source

Traveler: Spivey Paup (from the office of John Carter)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND
Purpose: WEEKEND SUMMIT/CONFERENCE FOCUSING ON THE TOPIC OF THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $758.00
source

Traveler: Bob Sakaniwa (from the office of Michael Honda)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Purpose: ACT HOSTED A SUMMIT FOCUSING ON THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) RIGHTS IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR AND TO DISCUSS WHETHER THE SYSTEM IS WORKING FOR THE TECH INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Traveler: Richard Beutel (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: ALEXANDRIA, VA-EASTON, MD
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT. TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL SESSIONS REGARDING IPR AND INNOVATION POLICY FOR SME'S
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $644.00
source

Traveler: Erin Berry (from the office of John Hostettler)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Purpose: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $758.00
source

Traveler: Jason Scism (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC; CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND; ARLINGTON, VA
Purpose: SUMMIT ON THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $644.00
source

Traveler: Christal Sheppard (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Purpose: TO ATTEND SUMMIT FOCUSING ON THE ROLD OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $644.00
source

Traveler: David Cavicke (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE, EDUCATION: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $654.00
source

Traveler: Branden Ritchie (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Purpose: CONFERENCE REGARDING TECHNOLOGY & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $360.00
source

Traveler: Darcie Brickner (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Purpose: SEE ATTACHED
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $758.00
source

Traveler: Eric Lutz (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Purpose: SUMMIT FEATURING PANELS AND DISCUSSIONS ON THE CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE US AND WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND PATENT SYSTEMS AND POSSIBLE LEGISLATIVE SOLUTIONS
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $758.00
source

Traveler: Landon Stropko (from the office of Barbara Cubin)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Purpose: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $758.00
source

Traveler: Victoria Stackwick (from the office of Randy Cunningham)
Destination: WASH DC-CAMBRIDGE, MD-ARLINGTON, VA
Purpose: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $451.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer Bellamy (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND
Purpose: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $644.00
source

Traveler: Sandra Abrevaya (from the office of Henry Cuellar)
Destination: LOCATED AT CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND
Purpose: DISCUSSING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AND PROPOSALS ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $644.00
source

Traveler: Peter Hinga (from the office of John Salazar)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE COMPLEX INTERACTIONS BETWEEN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $758.00
source

Traveler: Chris Iacaruso (from the office of Collin Peterson)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Purpose: THE CONFERENCE FOCUSED ON THE RULE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE TECH SECTOR, THE GOAL WAS TO BRING TOGETHER A DIVERSE SET OF VIEWS FROM INDUSTRY, GOVT NON-PROFIT AND THE MEDIA TO DISCUSS HOW THE CURRENT IP REGION IS WORKING FOR THE INDUSTRY AND
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $674.00
source

Traveler: Dave Grimaldi (from the office of Edolphus Towns)
Destination: CHESAPEAKE BAY
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SUMMIT
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $644.00
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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.