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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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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

Dominion Resources Inc


Total cost of 13 trips: $7,114.71


Traveler: Bruce Harris (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: LUSBY, MD
Purpose: TOUR LIQUEFIELD NATURAL GAS TERMINAL
Date: Aug 5, 2004
Expense: $65.00
source

Traveler: Bruce Harris (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Jan 5, 2005
Expense: $15.40
source

Traveler: Dwight Cates (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, SURRY POWER STATION-WASHINGTON
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
source

Traveler: Amanda Foster (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
source

Traveler: Timothy Aiken (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-SURRY, VA
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER, SECURITY
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Davis (from the office of Jo Ann Davis)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-SURRY POWER STATION, VA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
source

Traveler: Brent Robinson (from the office of Jo Ann Davis)
Destination: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF SURRY NUCLEAR POWER STATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
source

Traveler: Steven Karapetian (from the office of Eric Cantor)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $276.04
source

Traveler: Jamie Miller (from the office of Randy Forbes)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA TO SURRY VA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $276.04
source

Traveler: Shauna Hewes (from the office of Robert Simmons)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA FOR DOMINION BRIEFINGS; TO SURRY POWER STATION FOR TOUR AND BRIEFINGS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
source

Traveler: Charlie Melancon (from the office of Charlie Melancon)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL OFFSHORE RIG
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $958.42
source

Traveler: Ed Case (from the office of Ed Case)
Destination: GULF OF MEXICO
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATION TRIP/BRIEFING TO AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $1,975.34
source

Traveler: Ron Kind (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: 'DEVILS TOWER,' AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
Purpose: TO VIEW AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG TO GAIN UNDERSTANDING ON ITS PURPOSE AND OPERATION
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $969.67
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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.