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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

GlaxoSmithKline


Total cost of 24 trips: $44,424.37


Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: ALBANY, NEW YORK
Purpose: NYS ASSOC. OF BLACK & PUERTO RICAN LEGIS. SPEAKER
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $594.56
source

Traveler: James Jones (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON VACCINE MANUFACTURING
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,560.00
source

Traveler: Brad Prewitt (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM/PIXENPORT, BELGIUM
Purpose: TOUR VACCINE FACILITY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Veronica Crowe (from the office of Cliff Stearns)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-VACCINE DEVELOPMENT
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Assey (from the office of Peter Deutsch)
Destination: BRUSSELS AND RIXENSART, BELGIUM
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTL VACCINE POLICY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Catherine Alyce Rafferty (from the office of Amory Houghton)
Destination: BRUSSELS AND RIXENSART, BELGIUM
Purpose: EDUCATION - HEALTH POLICY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Mary Beth Carozza (from the office of David Hobson)
Destination: BRUSSELS & RIXENSART, BELGIUM
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL VACCINE POLICY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Robert Joseph Trauger (from the office of Sam Johnson)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL VACCINE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Priscilla Ross (from the office of Benjamin Cardin)
Destination: RALEIGH, N.C.
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING REGARDING DRUG BENEFITS
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $555.44
source

Traveler: Brenda Pillors (from the office of Edolphus Towns)
Destination:
Purpose: VISIT RESEARCH FACILITY
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $556.06
source

Traveler: Jennifer Eberhardt (from the office of Bob Etheridge)
Destination: RALEIGH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $566.07
source

Traveler: Peter Erdman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Purpose: PHARMACEUTICAL LABS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TOUR FOR STAFFE
Date: May 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $618.00
source

Traveler: Lauren Smith (from the office of Cliff Stearns)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: TOUR OF PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Date: May 18, 2002
Expense: $267.90
source

Traveler: Abby Kral (from the office of Mike Dewine)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: VISIT GLAXO SMITHKLINE VACCINE FACILITIES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,899.52
source

Traveler: Megan Hauck (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: TOUR OF VACCINE PLANT & EDUCATION ON VACCINE AVAILABILITY IN 3RD WORLD
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,900.52
source

Traveler: Patricia Knight (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: TO VISIT A STATE-OF-THE-ART VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY, AND TO DISCUSS VACCINE SHORTAGE, SAFETY WORLD HEALTH, AND BIOTERRORISM POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,947.71
source

Traveler: Karen Nelson (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: EXAMINE ISSUES RELATED TO PRODUCTION AND REGULATION OF VACCINES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,984.00
source

Traveler: Darren Willcox (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, VISIT OF VACCINE FACILITY, MEETINGS AT EU
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STAFF TRIP ON VACCINE ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,817.40
source

Traveler: Eric Bergren (from the office of Ron Lewis)
Destination: VISIT GSK BIOLOGICAL HEADQUARTERS, RAENSART (BELGIUM), VISIT EV
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT VALLINESS (DEVELOPMENT, MANUFACTURING, REGULATION)
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,900.57
source

Traveler: Patrick Morrisey (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: TOUR VACCINE FACILITIES CONFERENCE W/EUROPEAN UNION MEMBERS
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,852.57
source

Traveler: Jennifer Hansen (from the office of Richard Burr)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: VISIT GSK VACCINE FACILITY AND EU PARLIAMENT
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,983.38
source

Traveler: David Whitney (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: TO ACQUIRE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VACCINE AND DRUG DEVELOPMENT AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES IN THE EU; LEARN ABOUT GLOBAL VACCINE ISSUES AND MEET WITH EC OFFICIALS.
Date: May 25, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,852.57
source

Traveler: Orrin Hatch (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT GAPONC COMPANY CEO ROUNDTABLE AND RETREAT
Date: Feb 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,078.90
source

Traveler: Charles Ludlam (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNS
Purpose: MEET WITH 30 SENIOR MANAGERS FOR GSK INFECTIOUS DISEASE UNIT
Date: Apr 5, 2005
Expense: $233.00
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.