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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

Connell Co


Total cost of 25 trips: $29,635.96


Traveler: John Dingell (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: DETROIT-NEW YORK-WESTFIELD N.J.-WASH. D.C.
Purpose: LUNCHEON SEMINAR
Date: May 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
source

Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: BOSTON - NEWARK - WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 17, 2000
Expense: $479.50
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: WESTFIELD, NJ
Purpose: TO SPEAK ABOUT CURRENT LEGISLATIVE ISSUES/ADDRESSING A GROUP OF EXECUTIVES AT THE CONNELL COMPANY
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,050.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEAKER AT SEMINAR
Date: Sep 18, 2000
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 9, 2000
Expense: $511.00
source

Traveler: Byron Dorgan (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: ADDRESS EMPLOYEES OF CONNELL COMPANY ABOUT CURRENT LEGISLATION EVENTS IN CONGRESS AT COMPANY MEETING
Date: Mar 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $993.00
source

Traveler: Bob Etheridge (from the office of Bob Etheridge)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE TO COMPANY EMPLOYEES
Date: Mar 27, 2001
Expense: $639.50
source

Traveler: John Dingell (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATING IN SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Apr 17, 2001
Expense: $83.00
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: MEETING & SPEECH AT CONNELL HEADQUARTERS TO ACCOMPANY REP. JEFFERSON
Date: Jul 10, 2001
Expense: $240.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: ADDRESS A GROUP OF CONNELL GROUP EXECUTIVES ON A VARIETY OF POLITICAL ISSUES
Date: Sep 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,184.00
source

Traveler: Martin Frost (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PENN STATION, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,412.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: BERKLEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN SEMINAR
Date: May 20, 2002
Expense: $469.50
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN SEMINAR SERIES ON THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Sep 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,677.00
source

Traveler: Martin Frost (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Feb 7, 2003
Expense: $2,528.50
source

Traveler: Tim Johnson (from the office of Tim Johnson)
Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR THE CONNELL COMPANY'S SEMINAR SERIES ON THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $570.00
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 30, 2003
Expense: $563.50
source

Traveler: Marion Berry (from the office of Marion Berry)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Purpose: SPEECH TO EMPLOYEES OF THE CONNELL CO.
Date: May 5, 2003
Expense: $430.00
source

Traveler: Patrick Kennedy (from the office of Patrick Kennedy)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE LUNCHEON
Date: May 28, 2003
Expense: $900.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: NEWARK, N.J. TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN SEMINAR
Date: Jul 21, 2003
Expense: $316.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONNELL COMPANY
Date: Sep 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,516.44
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Purpose:
Date: Feb 23, 2004
Expense: $568.70
source

Traveler: Martin Frost (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEWARK, NJ (ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE)
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Mar 2, 2004
Expense: $2,558.70
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: ATTENDED LUNCHEON TO ADDRESS SENIOR EXECUTIVES
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,466.13
source

Traveler: Bennie Thompson (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEWARK, NJ - BILOXI, MS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPANT IN A SEMINAR ENTITLED "THE 109TH CONGRESS" AND PROVIDE UPDATE INFORMATION ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES IN FOREIGN TRADE, TAXES, AND THE ECONOMY
Date: May 6, 2005
Expense: $831.60
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR
Date: Jun 13, 2005
Expense: $618.89
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.