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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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    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

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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

Council of Federal Home Loan Banks


Total cost of 21 trips: $21,736.78


Traveler: Shana Jones (from the office of Bob Riley)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,193.02
source

Traveler: Adam Magary (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: BANKING CONFERENCE AND TOUR OF FEDERAL HOUSING PROGRAM
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $811.14
source

Traveler: Michael Ferrell (from the office of Rick Hill)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $987.26
source

Traveler: Rodney Pulliam (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: DC NATIONAL-SEATTLE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $853.20
source

Traveler: Todd Harper (from the office of Paul Kanjorski)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: SPEAK AT & PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,546.40
source

Traveler: Sarah Dumont (from the office of Bill Mccollum)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,272.14
source

Traveler: Becky Fast (from the office of Dennis Moore)
Destination: DENVER, CO
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Date: May 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,015.04
source

Traveler: Jeff Forrest (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: SEMINAR ON FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $920.00
source

Traveler: Alfred Garesche (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $957.98
source

Traveler: Todd Harper (from the office of Paul Kanjorski)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MA
Purpose: SPEAKER AT AND PARTICIPANT IN FHLBANK CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,021.90
source

Traveler: Nigel De Caster (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON FEDERAL HOUSING PROGRAMS
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,010.26
source

Traveler: Amy Porter (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination:
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $744.04
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: BOS
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FED HOME LOAN BANK
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,215.63
source

Traveler: Carter Mcdowell (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: DROVE FROM HOME IN VA, TO BOSTON (THROUGH NYC)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR 2001
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.75
source

Traveler: Scott Keefer (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL - EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $957.98
source

Traveler: Kerry Mcginn (from the office of Stephen Lynch)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,179.22
source

Traveler: Chris Goldfarb (from the office of Julia Carson)
Destination:
Purpose: FHLB LEGISLATIVE WORKSHOP
Date: Jul 31, 2004
Expense: $136.72
source

Traveler: John Mcdonald (from the office of Peter Hoekstra)
Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Purpose: FHLBI LEGISLATIVE WORKSHOP
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,311.57
source

Traveler: Debra Marshall (from the office of Fred Upton)
Destination: INDIANAPOLIS IN
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HOUSING PROGRAMS FOR LOW INCOME & DISADVENTAGED
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $658.57
source

Traveler: Janet Worthington (from the office of Doug Ose)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SEATTLE, VA
Purpose: STUDY, EXAMINE AND LEARN ABOUT LEGISLATION ON THE RESTRUCTURING OF THE GSE'S AS WELL AS BANKING, HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,601.96
source

Traveler: Alfred Garesche (from the office of Elizabeth Dole)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: WINTER CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,310.00
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.