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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

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  • 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

Business Roundtable


Total cost of 23 trips: $58,864.53


Traveler: John Cornyn (from the office of John Cornyn)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: ATTENDED THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE'S CONGRESS AND THE ECONOMY PROGRAM
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,911.88
source

Traveler: Lindsey Graham (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $736.94
source

Traveler: Steve Pearce (from the office of Steve Pearce)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: MEMBERS AND BUSINESS LEADERS DISCUSSING BUSINESS ISSUES AND ACTIVITIES OF MUTUAL IMPORTANCE
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,585.88
source

Traveler: Steve King (from the office of Steve King)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: MEETING BETWEEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY LEADERS ON MATTERS OF PUBLIC POLICY RELATING TO BUSINESS AND THE ECONOMY
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,585.88
source

Traveler: Candice Miller (from the office of Candice Miller)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO NEW YORK CITY TO DETROIT, MI
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE'S CONGRESS AND THE ECONOMY PROGRAM
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,219.09
source

Traveler: Chris Chocola (from the office of Chris Chocola)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY - SOUTH BEND, IN
Purpose: DIALOGUE BETWEEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY ON THE ECONOMY
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,000.38
source

Traveler: Paul Unger (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,596.70
source

Traveler: Brian Pomper (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AND THE DOHA ROUND OF TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,410.00
source

Traveler: Regina Mahony (from the office of Steny Hoyer)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEETING WITH US, EU AND OTHER TRADE AMBASSADORS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,597.00
source

Traveler: Michael Castellano (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: ZURICH-GENEVA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WTO MEETINGS
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,596.70
source

Traveler: Randall Suderquist (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Jun 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $6,596.70
source

Traveler: Angela Ellard (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: CORAL GABLES, FL
Purpose: SPEAK AT TRADE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,170.40
source

Traveler: Brian Pomper (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEAK ON A CHIEF TRADE COUNSEL'S PANEL SPONSORED BY THE BRT
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $775.00
source

Traveler: Tim Reif (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON WTO TRADE ISSUES
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.08
source

Traveler: Randall Soderquist (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: EL SALVADOR AND GUATEMALA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING CONCERNING CENTRAL AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (CAFTA)
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source

Traveler: Brian Gaston (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR - GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA
Purpose: ATTENDED MEETINGS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH SALVADORAN AND GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS PEOPLE REGARDING THE CENTRAL AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,575.00
source

Traveler: David Malech (from the office of Kevin Brady)
Destination: EL SALVADOR - GUATEMALA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source

Traveler: Matt Price (from the office of Vic Snyder)
Destination: SAN SALVADOR-GUATEMALA CITY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING IN REGARDS TO THE CENTRAL AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Shore (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR-GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA-ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENT LEADERS, US EMPOSSING, LOCAL BUSINESS TO DISCUSS THE CENTRAL AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source

Traveler: Angela Ellard (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: SAN SALVADOR-GUATEMALA CITY
Purpose: PREPARATION & FACT GATHERING FOR CONGRESSIONAL CONSIDERATION OF CENTRAL AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,165.00
source

Traveler: Kim Monk (from the office of Judd Gregg)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN HEALTH CARE STRATEGY SESSION ATTENDED BY MEMBERS OF THE BRT HEALTH & RETIREMENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 7, 2005
Expense: $340.00
source

Traveler: Emily Porter (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE EDUCATION TASK FORCE MEETING OF BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Jul 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $447.26
source

Traveler: Alice Cain (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: BROOMFIELD, CO
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL ABOUT REP. MILLER'S TEACH ACT & OTHER ISSUES BEFORE THE ED & WORKFORCE COMMITTEE
Date: Jul 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $754.64
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.