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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

University of Colorado


Total cost of 12 trips: $10,943.24


Traveler: Ernest Hollings (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: BOULDER, COLORADO
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,616.36
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Traveler: Chris Hessler (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: COLORADO
Purpose: COMMITTEE BUSINESS DELIVERING SPEECH
Date: May 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $354.00
source

Traveler: Ernest Hollings (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: BOULDER, COLORADO
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $798.00
source

Traveler: Malini Sekhar (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: COLORADO
Purpose: 2003 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FIELD TOUR, ENERGY TOUR
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
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Traveler: Sarah Wisner (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: DENVER, CO
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO COLORADO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $570.00
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Traveler: F Jerome Hinkle (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: BOULDER, CO
Purpose: TO EXAMINE WESTERN ENERGY ISSUES AND REVIEW NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PROJECTS, VISIT NEW TECH PROJECTS AS RELATES TO INCREASING OPERATING EFFICIENCIES & REDUCING ENV. IMPACT
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $874.00
source

Traveler: Christal Sheppard (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SECOND-ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FIELD TOUR. THE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF LOOKED FIRST-HAND AT WESTERN ENERGY ISSUES. I ALSO VISITED SEVERAL SITES OF INTEREST ON COLORADO'S FRONT RANGE
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $952.44
source

Traveler: Marsha Shasteen (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SECOND-ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FIELD TOUR. THE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF LOOKED FIRST-HAND AT WESTERN ENERGY ISSUES. I ALSO VISITED SEVERAL SITES OF INTEREST ON COLORADO'S FRONT RANGE
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $952.44
source

Traveler: Mitchell Butler (from the office of Scott Mcinnis)
Destination: DENVER, CO
Purpose: RENEWABLE ENERGY FIELD TOUR. (TOURS OF ENERGY FACILITIES AND LECTURES)
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $681.00
source

Traveler: Steve Scango (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: BOULDER, COLORADO
Purpose: STEVE ATTENDED THE LAW SCHOOL LEGISLATIVE INSTITUTE ON EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR STAFFERS FROM CAPITOL HILL. THE GOAL IS TO EDUCATE FEDERAL LEGISLATORS ABOUT WESTERN RESOURCES AND ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,045.00
source

Traveler: Shane Schulz (from the office of John Salazar)
Destination: DENVER
Purpose: TO REVIEW THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT ON THE GROUND. TO LISTEN TO INDIVIDUAL & GROUPS TO HEAR THEIR CONCERNS IN REGARDS TO WHAT CHANGES NEED TO HAPPEN TO MAKE THE LAW MORE EFFECTIVE
Date: Aug 16, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $900.00
source

Traveler: Jodanna Haskins (from the office of Mark Udall)
Destination: DENVER, CO
Purpose: ENDANGERED SPECIES LEGISLATIVE TOUR-TO DISCUSS LEARN ABOUT THE PURPOSE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT AND ITS IMPACT ON STATES
Date: Aug 16, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $850.00
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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.