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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

Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry


Total cost of 11 trips: $93,575.00


Traveler: Andrea Andrews (from the office of Richard Shelby)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Richard Blackwood (from the office of James Inhofe)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Alan Doud (from the office of George Radanovich)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Doug Campbell (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Susan Olson (from the office of Doug Bereuter)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Priya Dayananda (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: James Hall (from the office of Mary Bono)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: Rebecca Hyder (from the office of Michael Bilirakis)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: TO DISCUSS U.S. FOREIGN AND ECONOMIC POLICY WITH SAUDI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: Steven Kreseski (from the office of Robert Ehrlich)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: David Dumke (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA: RIYADH, DAMMAM, JEDDAH
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: Anthony Silberfeld (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: RIYADH, DAMMAM, JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/DISCUSS FUTURE OF SAUDI-AMERICAN RELATIONS
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
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.