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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

Egypt's International Economic Forum


Total cost of 23 trips: $63,233.00


Traveler: Doug Campbell (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: Eric Johnson (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: Craig Albright (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: CAIRO AND LUXOR, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: David Dumke (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: Nancy Tippins (from the office of Sonny Callahan)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: Peter Erdman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: Kay King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Traveler: Randall Groves (from the office of Gary Condit)
Destination: CAIRO & LUXER, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & FAMILIARIZATION
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,668.00
source

Traveler: Nick Rahall (from the office of Nick Rahall)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT TO WASHINGTON, DULLES
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $700.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Tancredo (from the office of Thomas Tancredo)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001
Expense: $800.00
source

Traveler: Bob Barr (from the office of Bob Barr)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Traveler: Darrell Issa (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: CAIRO - CODEL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION & KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,300.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Davis (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: May 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,200.00
source

Traveler: David Tebbe (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: TRAVEL TO EGYPT FOR FACT-FINDING
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,700.00
source

Traveler: Darrell Issa (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: LUXOR
Purpose: ADDRESS THE THIRD IT AND TELECOM CONFERENCE IN THE ARAB WORLD. FOR THE PAST TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS, CONG. ISSA HAS BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND AND ADDRESS THIS REGIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE FORUM
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $460.00
source

Traveler: Khalil Munir (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RELATED TO MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS, ANTI-TERRORISM INITIATIVES BILATERAL TRADE, AND DEMOCRATIZATION IN EGYPT
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $2,479.00
source

Traveler: Jeff Dobrozsi (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: EGYPT-US RELATIONS
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,450.00
source

Traveler: Judah Ariel (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TO EXPLORE THE ISSUES INVOLVED IN US-EGYPT RELATIONS
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
source

Traveler: Halie Soifer (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: WASHINGTON-CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
source

Traveler: Shelly Stoneman (from the office of Steven Rothman)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
source

Traveler: Heather Keiser (from the office of Michael Rogers)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: MEET WITH BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, TRADE, EDUCATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
source

Traveler: R Nicholas Palarino (from the office of Christopher Shays)
Destination: CAIRO
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO BUILD UNDERSTANDING, PROVIDE KEY CONGRESSIONAL STAFF WITH FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF EGYPT, AND BUILD RELATIONS BETWEEN CONGRESS AND KEY INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUALS IN EGYPT
Date: Dec 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
source

Traveler: Jameel Aalim-Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: EGYPT'S INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Dec 11, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
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.