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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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  • 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

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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

Better World Campaign


Total cost of 13 trips: $2,024.60


Traveler: Susan Williams (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: NEW YORK (UNITED NATIONS)
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $142.00
source

Traveler: Philip Griffin (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: NEW YORK - UNITED NATIONS
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO U.N.
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $142.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Evans (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $143.00
source

Traveler: Bryan Wilkes (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: VISIT AND MEET WITH OFFICIALS AT THE UNITED NATIONS, U.S. MISSION FOR NEWS AND OTHERS
Purpose: MEET WITH OFFICIALS IN NEW YORK-APPROZ 40 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF IN ATTENDANCE
Date: Apr 26, 2002
Expense: $142.00
source

Traveler: J. Karen Paulson (from the office of Scott Mcinnis)
Destination:
Purpose: BRIEFINGS BY US MISSION, THE UNITED NATIONS, & FOX NEWS STATION
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $167.00
source

Traveler: Christina Hardesty (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING
Purpose: STAFFDEL TRIP TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Date: Apr 26, 2002
Expense: $167.00
source

Traveler: Michael Torra (from the office of Silvestre Reyes)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $154.60
source

Traveler: Rosemary Garza (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: U.N. NEW YORK
Purpose: TO DISCUSS POLICY ON IRAQ, AIDS, ECL.
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Amy Boyle (from the office of Jim Matheson)
Destination: MEETINGS AT NYSE AND UN ALL DAY FRIDAY
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO NYSE AND UN
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Debra Armentrout (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination:
Purpose: STUDY TOUR TO NEW YORK (VISIT UN)
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Joshua Stull (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: TRAIN TO NYC, TOUR, LUNCH, AND BRIEFING
Purpose: VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND UNITED NATIONS FOR MEETINGS
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Jamila Thompson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE & UN
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR AND BRIEFINGS FROM NYSE, UN STAFF AND US-UN EMBASSY.
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $144.00
source

Traveler: Matt Allen (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: TRAIN TO NYC, TOUR, LUNCH, BRIEFING
Purpose: VISIT - NYSE AND U.N.
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
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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.