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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

Coalition of Service Industries


Total cost of 36 trips: $74,543.88


Traveler: Stephen Moffitt (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO MEET W/ WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES & THE FUTURE OF TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Traveler: Eric Olson (from the office of Thomas Daschle)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.47
source

Traveler: Lori Denham (from the office of Calvin Dooley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - MEETINGS AT WTO
Purpose: VISIT WTO MEET WTO REPRESENTATIVES U.S. DELEGATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: David Kavanaugh (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: GENEVA SWITZERLAND
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Meredith Broadbent (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Bob Castro (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: GENEVA TRIP
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: J Krister Holladay (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: VISIT WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION & U.S. DELEGATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Francis Record (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: GENEVA TRIP
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: William Van Horne (from the office of Benjamin Cardin)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Michael Prucker (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: GENEVA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Daniel Maffei (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Kyle Gilster (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: STUDY THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Sean Mulvaney (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 27, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,630.52
source

Traveler: Kevin Macmillan (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: WTO MEETINGS ON TRADE IN SERVICES
Date: May 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,274.72
source

Traveler: Debra Dixon (from the office of Xavier Becerra)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION FOUNDATION
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Traveler: Kirk Fordham (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ WTO ON TRADE POLICY
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,501.72
source

Traveler: J J Piskadlo (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS WITH WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Traveler: John Szymanski (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: WTO/GLOBAL TRADE TRAINING AND FACT-FINDING
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,798.12
source

Traveler: David Torian (from the office of Michael Mcnulty)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEET & DISCUSS US TRADE LAWS W/ WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Traveler: Melissa Mueller (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: TRAVEL TO GENEVA TO VISIT WORLDTRADE ORGANIZATION
Purpose: VISIT WITH U.S. DELEGATION AND OTHERS RE: TRADE.
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,295.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Montgomery (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MISSION TO WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,897.00
source

Traveler: James Brandell (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION MEETINGS
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,325.00
source

Traveler: Douglas Badger (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE IN SERVICES AT WTO HEADQUARTERS
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,836.00
source

Traveler: George Dalley (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: VISIT TO WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,482.00
source

Traveler: Brian Diffell (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: GENEVA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AT WTO
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,420.00
source

Traveler: Shara Aranoff (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: REVIEW ISSUES IN WTO AND FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS, WITH EMPHASIS ON SERVICES TRADE
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,998.25
source

Traveler: David Olson (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN AMBASSADORS AND OTHER OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CURRENT GLOBAL TRADE TALKS
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,942.25
source

Traveler: Jace Johnson (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEET WITH AND LEARN FROM REPRESENTATIVES AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,876.25
source

Traveler: Melvin Spence (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: GENEVA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION TO DISCUSS STATUS OF SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,876.25
source

Traveler: Christopher Wenk (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES BEING CONSIDERED AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,914.35
source

Traveler: Jayme White (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,022.25
source

Traveler: Adam Peterman (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MISSION TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,896.25
source

Traveler: Demetrios Marantis (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING TRIP ON CURRENT STATUS OF WTO DOTTA NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,140.13
source

Traveler: Jameel Aalim-Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: GENEVA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,022.22
source

Traveler: Julie Herwig (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND TO FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ISSUES UNDER CONSIDERATION IN THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION DOHA DEVELOPMENT ROUND NEGOTIATIONS; AND TO MEET WITH U.S. AND OTHER OFFICIALS
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,411.22
source

Traveler: Steven Schrage (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: OVERSIGHT OF WTO SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,464.65
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.