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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

Pfizer Inc


Total cost of 12 trips: $21,449.95


Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK & GROTON, CONNECTICUT
Purpose: TO MEET WITH PFIZER EXECUTIVES AND TOUR THE PFIZER GLOBAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,400.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEAKING TO GROUP OF PFIZER EXECUTIVES/PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,929.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SPEAK TO A GROUP OF SENIOR EXECUTIVES
Date: Aug 28, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,433.72
source

Traveler: Orrin Hatch (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: PFIZER MEDICAL FUTURES FORUM - SPEECH
Date: Oct 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $569.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK TO DC
Purpose: MEET WITH PFIZER EXECUTIVES
Date: Aug 31, 2003
Expense: $764.00
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: STX-PR
Purpose: CARIBBEAN SUMMIT MEETING ON HIV/AIDS
Date: Jan 30, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,532.39
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: WELLINGTON, FL
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE MEDICAL CENTERS GOALS AND CONCERNS REGARDING SENATES NEW HEALTH CARE INCENTIVES
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,515.00
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEAKER FOR PFIZER CORPORATE PLANNING MEETING
Date: Feb 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,886.30
source

Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,667.68
source

Traveler: Loretta Sanchez (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: LOS ANGELES-MIAMI-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,310.15
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: TO ADDRESS SENIOR EXECUTIVES OF PFIZER AT THEIR MONTLY BOARD MEETING. ATTENDED LUNCHEON AND DINNER MEETINGS
Date: Sep 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,717.71
source

Traveler: Jennifer Grodsky (from the office of Hilda Solis)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TALK WITH PFIZER'S LATINO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Date: Nov 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $725.00
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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.