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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

University of Phoenix


Total cost of 15 trips: $14,418.86


Traveler: Charles Barone (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, BRIEFING ON UNIVERSITY'S EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $539.00
source

Traveler: George Miller (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, BRIEFING ON UNIVERSITY'S EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,363.50
source

Traveler: Sherry Harper (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC - PHOENIX
Purpose: VISIT THE CAMPUS
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $638.00
source

Traveler: James Kvaal (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: TOUR TWO CAMPUSES, MEETINGS WITH UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS & HRD STAFF
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $648.11
source

Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: TOUR COLLEGE CAMPUSES IN PHOENIX AND IN VEGAS, MEET WITH UNIVERSITY, OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $648.11
source

Traveler: Todd Haiken (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: FACT-FINDING FOR REAUTHORIZATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,270.00
source

Traveler: Allen Fleming (from the office of Michael Enzi)
Destination: PHOENIX ARIZONA
Purpose: VISIT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX FLAGSHIP CAMPUS AND DISTANCE LEARNING CENTER IN PHOENIX, AZ
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,259.50
source

Traveler: Greg Johnston (from the office of John Carter)
Destination: PHOENIX FOR FACT FINDING TRIP TO THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,215.50
source

Traveler: Rachel Post (from the office of Vernon Ehlers)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: DISTANCE EDUCATION/HIGHER EDUCATION FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.89
source

Traveler: Sally Lovejoy (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING MEETING ON HIGHER ED ISSUES
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,364.00
source

Traveler: Nora Smith (from the office of Betty Mccollum)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: TO PREPARE FOR HEA REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,215.50
source

Traveler: Sarah Rittling (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: PHOENIX
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $924.00
source

Traveler: Angela Klemack (from the office of Patrick Tiberi)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UOP'S EXTENSIVE ON-LINE EDUCATION PROGRAMS; CONSIDER NEW POLICY FOR THE HIGHER ED. REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,041.50
source

Traveler: Ellynne Bannan (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: DCA-PHOENIX, AZ ROUNDTRIP
Purpose: MEETINGS REGARDING HIGHER EDUCATION FOR PROFIT UNIVERSITIES & DISTANCE EDUCATION
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $612.25
source

Traveler: Heath Weems (from the office of Howard Mckeon)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX AND THEIR PERSPECTIVES ON THE RE-AUTHORIZATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $642.00
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.