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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

Business Software Alliance


Total cost of 13 trips: $26,450.52


Traveler: Paul Unger (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: PALO ALTO, CALIF.
Purpose: MEET WITH HIGH TECH COMPANIES TO DISCUSS ISSUES PENDING BEFORE THE SENATE
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: James Hunter (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: PALO ALTO, CA & SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCES
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,844.20
source

Traveler: Kathryn Webb (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: PALO ALTO, CA
Purpose: HIGH TECH CONFERENCE AND BRIEFING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,844.20
source

Traveler: James Cobb (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA; PALO ALTO, CA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING-BUSINESS SOFTWARE ALLIANCE STAFF TRIP TO SILICON VALLEY
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,844.20
source

Traveler: Cameron Gilreath (from the office of Lamar Smith)
Destination: SILICON VALLEY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: George Rogers (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: WASH. DC TO IAD (DULLES) TO SAN FRANCISCO/PALO ALTO & RETURN
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,043.20
source

Traveler: Lawrence Seyfriez (from the office of Eric Cantor)
Destination:
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: J J Piskadlo (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: PALO ALTO AND SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: Greg Garcia (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: SILICON VALLEY
Purpose: TOUR HIGH TECH COMPANY SITES; REVIEW POLICY
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: Nicole Gustafson (from the office of Steve King)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: RSA CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,200.18
source

Traveler: Ashley Proctor (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: WASHINGTON/IAD TO SAN FRANCISCO TO SEATTLE TO WASHINGTON
Purpose: ATTEND RSA SECURITY CONFERENCE, MEET WITH IT COMPANIES
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,258.18
source

Traveler: Carla Buckner (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: TO GATHER INFORMATION ON LATEST SECURITY TRENDS IN COMPUTER/TECH INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,200.18
source

Traveler: Nancy Scola (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: ATTEND RSA CONFERENCE (ON INFORMATION SECURITY)
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,200.18
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.