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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.

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

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co


Total cost of 29 trips: $43,343.57


Traveler: David Frank (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: RETIREMENT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,670.00
source

Traveler: Siobhan Mcgill (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: RETIREMENT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,231.45
source

Traveler: Brian Gaston (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: TAMPA / ORLANDO
Purpose: RETIREMENT SAVINGS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,465.05
source

Traveler: Steven Keenan (from the office of Sam Gejdenson)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,083.45
source

Traveler: Dave Karvelas (from the office of Nancy Johnson)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLA.
Purpose: RETIREMENT POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,110.00
source

Traveler: Todd Funk (from the office of Nancy Johnson)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: RETIREMENT POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,444.00
source

Traveler: Michael Harrington (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL (CONFERENCE ON RETIREMENT LEGISLATION)
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,861.20
source

Traveler: James Glenn (from the office of Michael Mcnulty)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: PENSION AND RETIREMENT ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,374.88
source

Traveler: Dianne Miller (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: SEMINAR ON RETIREMENT SAVINGS ISSUES
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,366.25
source

Traveler: Barbara Pate (from the office of Rob Portman)
Destination: ORLANDO, PL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,863.64
source

Traveler: Robert Schellhas (from the office of Rob Portman)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,893.00
source

Traveler: Chad Jenkins (from the office of John Tanner)
Destination: ORLANDO
Purpose: TAX AND PENSION SEMINAR
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,281.74
source

Traveler: Benjamin Cardin (from the office of Benjamin Cardin)
Destination: EPCOT CENTER, ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEAK AT METLIFE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON PENSION AND RETIREMENT ISSUE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $727.41
source

Traveler: Barry Jackson (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: RETIREMENT POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,951.00
source

Traveler: John Boehner (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: ADDRESS TO RETIREMENT POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,448.50
source

Traveler: Neil Volz (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination:
Purpose: RETIREMENT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,364.00
source

Traveler: Chris Bowlin (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: RETIREMENT POLICY SEMINAR
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Traveler: Priscilla Ross (from the office of Benjamin Cardin)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON RETIREMENT SECURITY
Date: Dec 15, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Traveler: Diane Oakley (from the office of Earl Pomeroy)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REGARDING RETIREMENT SECURITY
Date: Dec 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,368.00
source

Traveler: Michael Szymanski (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: LIFE INSURANCE INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $570.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer Bonar (from the office of Jim Bunning)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: ATTEND 2-DAY CONFERENCE ON RETIREMENT INCOME AT NEW YORK MARRIOT HOSTED BY METLIFE, INC.
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Traveler: Patrick Heck (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: ATTEND "THE ROLE OF INSURANCE IN ADDRESSING AMERICA'S RETIREMENT INCOME CRISIS"
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $650.00
source

Traveler: Stephen Bailey (from the office of Kent Conrad)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Traveler: Bob Van Heuvelen (from the office of Kent Conrad)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $879.00
source

Traveler: Evan Liddiard (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN METLIFE'S CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON RETIREMENT INCOME
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,094.00
source

Traveler: Joanna Foust (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: NY LAGUARDIA
Purpose: THE ROLE OF INSURANCE IN ADDRESSING AMERICA'S RETIREMENT INCOME CRISIS
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Traveler: Neil Bradley (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: SEMINAR CONFERENCE ON RETIREMENT INCOME
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Traveler: Guerino Calemine (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: PENN STATION, NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ON RETIREMENT INCOME ISSUES; ATTEND CONFERENCE ENTITLED "THE ROLE OF INSURANCE IN ADDRESSING AMERICA'S RETIREMENT INCOME CRISIS"
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Traveler: Jorge Castro (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: Wash DC - New York City - Wash DC
Purpose: To discuss retirement and tax issues
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,271.00
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.