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.

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

Investment Company Institute


Total cost of 31 trips: $30,961.99


Traveler: William Sweetnam (from the office of William Roth)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON PENSION PLAN LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Traveler: Michael Thompson (from the office of Vito Fossella)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $370.25
source

Traveler: Scott Morris (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BOSTON
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $942.86
source

Traveler: Mary Kerr (from the office of James Oberstar)
Destination: BOSTON
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING MUTUAL FUNDS
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $925.86
source

Traveler: Tyson Redpath (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ACQUIRE DEEPER KNOWLEDGE OF THE MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY AND DISCUSS HOW CURRENT FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND PROPOSED CHANGES TO CURRENT LAW MAY IMPACT THE MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY AND THE INVESTORS THEY SERVE
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $912.86
source

Traveler: Kevin Smith (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: BOSTON
Purpose: EDUCATE STAFF ABOUT THE ROLE MUTUAL FUNDS PLAY IN THE US ECONOMY AS WELL AS DEFINED CONTRIBUTION 401(K) SAVINGS PLANS
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $912.86
source

Traveler: Stacey Dion (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MUTUAL FUND TRIP
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,329.98
source

Traveler: Melanie Rhinehart (from the office of Earl Pomeroy)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: MUTUAL FUND EDUCATION
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $764.26
source

Traveler: Vince Sampson (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES WITHIN THE MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $920.29
source

Traveler: Mark Dion (from the office of Pat Toomey)
Destination: BOSTON
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.34
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Canter (from the office of Tim Johnson)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Purpose: INVESTMENT COMPANY INSTITUTES EQUITY MARKETS CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,147.28
source

Traveler: Netonis Wybensinger (from the office of Tom Feeney)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: MUTUAL FUNDS CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS SECURITIES, TRADE THROUGH RULE
Date: Sep 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $966.58
source

Traveler: Scott Kuschmider (from the office of Ken Lucas)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN INVESTMENT COMPANY INSTITUTE'S EQUITY MARKETS CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS SECURITIES MART
Date: Sep 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,158.05
source

Traveler: Jennifer Nowlin (from the office of Jim Mccrery)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY (LA GUARDIA)
Purpose: ATTEND ICI'S EQUITY MARKETS CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK CITY
Date: Sep 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,186.23
source

Traveler: Joyce Brayboy (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON SECURITIES MARKET STRUCTURE
Date: Sep 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,147.28
source

Traveler: Keven Brough (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL-NYC-UNION STATION
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT SECURITIES MARKET STRUCTURE & REGULATORY ISSUES
Date: Sep 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,294.28
source

Traveler: Jason Smosna (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: DCA TO LGA
Purpose: DAY LONG INFORMATIONAL CONFERENCE AND BRIEFING ON SECURITIES MARKET STRUCTURE
Date: Sep 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,152.71
source

Traveler: Jordan Press (from the office of Christopher Shays)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: TO ATTEND ICI'S EQUITIES MARKETS CONFERENCE AND LEARN ABOUT MARKET STRUCTURE
Date: Sep 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,147.28
source

Traveler: Jack Deuser (from the office of Jim Bunning)
Destination: NYC, NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
source

Traveler: Jeff Hamond (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP ON ISSUES OF CONCERN TO MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
source

Traveler: Wayne Palmer (from the office of Rick Santorum)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: MUTUAL FUNDS EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
source

Traveler: Jason Rosenberg (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
source

Traveler: Gerald O'shea (from the office of Jeb Hensarling)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
source

Traveler: Sudafi Henry (from the office of Emanuel Cleaver)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT RELATED TO THE MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $838.58
source

Traveler: Thomas Koonce (from the office of Brad Miller)
Destination: SEMINARS ON INVESTING, PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, MUTUAL FUND GOVERNANCE ISSUES; NYSE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS; FUTURE OF MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY
Purpose: MUTUAL FUNDS EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
source

Traveler: Nicole Austin (from the office of Judy Biggert)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
source

Traveler: C Scott Canady (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT MUTUAL FUND STRUCTURE, GOVERNANCE AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH EFFORTS. DISCUSSION OF MARKET STRUCTURE PROPOSALS AND THE CONTINUED NEED FOR INDUSTRY REFORM
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
source

Traveler: Caroline Powers (from the office of Stephen Lynch)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO NYC, SPECIFICALLY FOCUSED IN MUTUAL FUNDS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
source

Traveler: Jameel Aalim-Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
source

Traveler: Nathaniel Bennett (from the office of Jim Ryun)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: MUTUAL FUNDS EDUCATIONAL SERIES
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
source

Traveler: Jason Spence (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $981.68
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.