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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

General Electric Co


Total cost of 40 trips: $72,274.00


Traveler: Bob Barr (from the office of Bob Barr)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: INTERVIEW
Date: May 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $428.60
source

Traveler: Richard Durbin (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEAR ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Sep 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $9,550.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Sep 23, 2000
Expense: $4,300.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP AUTO TRAVEL FROM WILMINGTON, DE TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $775.00
source

Traveler: Jean Carnahan (from the office of Jean Carnahan)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "THE TODAY SHOW"
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $552.34
source

Traveler: Anthony Wyche (from the office of Jean Carnahan)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: APPEARANCE OF SENATOR JEAN CARNAHAN ON THE TODAY SHOW
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $552.34
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Jan 28, 2001
Expense: $135.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON TODAY SHOW
Date: Apr 27, 2001
Expense: $135.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Apr 29, 2001
Expense: $135.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Jun 10, 2001
Expense: $142.50
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Jun 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $419.76
source

Traveler: Charles Schumer (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: EAST HAMPTON NY TO WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Jul 1, 2001
Expense: $1,540.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: DELAWARE TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Sep 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,942.99
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP AUTO TRAVEL FROM LAUREL, DE TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Sep 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,040.70
source

Traveler: Henry Hyde (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: WASHINGTON
Purpose: TELEVISION APPEARANCE
Date: Sep 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Traveler: Blaine Aaron (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: WASHINGTON
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED MEMBER OF CONGRESS
Date: Sep 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Traveler: John Kerry (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Purpose: TO APPEAR ON "HARDBALL" TELEVISION SHOW
Date: Oct 2, 2002
Expense: $620.00
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ALBANY, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Purpose: TRAVEL FOR APPEARANCE ON MSNBC PROGRAM
Date: Nov 20, 2002
Expense: $216.50
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ALBANY, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Purpose: ASSIST SENATOR DURING MSNBC TV APPEARANCE
Date: Nov 20, 2002
Expense: $216.50
source

Traveler: Karen Dunn (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ALBANY TO DULLES
Purpose: STAFF SENATOR'S APPEARANCE ON HARDBALL
Date: Nov 20, 2002
Expense: $216.50
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON NBC'S "TODAY" SHOW
Date: Feb 4, 2003
Expense: $147.00
source

Traveler: Lindsey Graham (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: COLOMBIA, SC TO DULLES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 1, 2003
Expense: $601.50
source

Traveler: Steve Buyer (from the office of Steve Buyer)
Destination: IND-LGA-DCA
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE TODAY SHOW
Date: Mar 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $810.00
source

Traveler: John Mccain (from the office of John Mccain)
Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Purpose: INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS "HARDBALL"
Date: Apr 23, 2003
Expense: $1,913.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: May 5, 2003
Expense: $294.05
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP GROUND TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN WILMINGTON, DE AND WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: May 25, 2003
Expense: $1,438.20
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP GROUND TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN WILMINGTON, DE AND WASHINGTONG, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Jul 20, 2003
Expense: $1,438.20
source

Traveler: Philip English (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR GE MEDICAL SYSTEM CEO HEALTHCARE SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,272.31
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: TRAVEL FROM CAPE HENLOPEN, DE TO WASHINGTON, DC, RETURNING TO CAPE MAY, NJ
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,979.50
source

Traveler: Daniel O'brien (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ASHVILLE, NC
Purpose: ACCOMPANY SENATOR BIDEN TO A TELEVISION APPEARANCE
Date: Oct 11, 2003
Expense: $359.50
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ASHEVILLE, NC TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $6,983.90
source

Traveler: Paul Sarbanes (from the office of Paul Sarbanes)
Destination: ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ
Purpose: TO APPEAR ON THE TELEVISION PROGRAM, "LOUIS RUCKEYSER'S WALL STREET"
Date: Nov 7, 2003
Expense: $383.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: ONE-WAY AIR FARE FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO CHICAGO, IL FOR AN EVENT SUBSEQUENT TO AN APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: May 16, 2004
Expense: $765.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP GROUND TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN WILMINGTON, DE AND WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Aug 1, 2004
Expense: $1,074.45
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP AUTO TRAVEL BETWEEN WILMINGTON, DE AND WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Dec 19, 2004
Expense: $500.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer Lowe (from the office of Ted Stevens)
Destination: LOS ANGELES AND PALM SPRINGS, CA
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,163.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer Bonar (from the office of Jim Bunning)
Destination: LOS ANGELES AND PALM SPRINGS, CA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING WIND ENERGY AND INTECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,239.22
source

Traveler: Kurt Bilas (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: SEE WIND TURBINE FARMS AND LEARN ABOUT IP PIRACY ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,304.22
source

Traveler: Michael Holland (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS TO BURBANK
Purpose: TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE WIND PRODUCTION (ELECTRICITY) AND ENTERTAINMENT ASPECTS OF GE AND THOSE ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO GE; INCLUDING TAX, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PIRACY, TRADE, AND ENERGY
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,239.22
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUNDTRIP GROUND TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN WILMINGTON, DE AND WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Feb 27, 2005
Expense: $1,450.00
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.