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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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    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

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  • 12.01.14

    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

Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle


Total cost of 21 trips: $45,549.66


Traveler: John Phillips (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK HOUSING AND SMALL BUSINESS LENDING INITIATIVES
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $998.00
source

Traveler: Greg Davis (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: SEATTLE TO SF
Purpose: FACT FINDING - FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $754.14
source

Traveler: Roelof Vander Lugt (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: TRAVEL DAY AUG. 30, 2000, SEMINAR AUG. 31 & SEPT 1. TRAVEL DAY SEPT. 2, 2000
Purpose: SEMINAR OF THE HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM & GSE'S
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $991.20
source

Traveler: Ashley Cohen (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: BANKING SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $891.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Arlhetz (from the office of Lee Terry)
Destination: STAFF BRIEFING THRS. AUG 31 / TOUR OF REDEVELOPED HOMES ON FRIDAY SEPT. 1
Purpose: STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,273.20
source

Traveler: James Datri (from the office of Robert Menendez)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING: TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE OPERATIONS OF THE HOME LOAN BANK; MEET WITH BANK OFFICIALS & STAFF; AND VISIT BANK-BACKED HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,820.95
source

Traveler: Heather Mchugh (from the office of Nydia Velazquez)
Destination: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK (FHLB) CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Purpose: FHLB CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $831.14
source

Traveler: Richard Baker (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,265.00
source

Traveler: Vergil Cabasco (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,318.60
source

Traveler: Phoebe Riner (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF SEATTLE'S CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,143.00
source

Traveler: James Conzelman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC R/T TO KONA, HI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,397.01
source

Traveler: Richard Baker (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: DCA-KONA-BTR
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT VARIOUS MEETINGS AT THEIR CONFERENCE AND REVIEWED HOUSING ISSUES
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,311.84
source

Traveler: Paul Sawyer (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, DISCUSSION OF FHLB REGULATION, AFFORDABLE HOUSING TOUR
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,008.87
source

Traveler: Bryan Corbett (from the office of Richard Shelby)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BANKS STRUCTURE AND THE REGULATORY ISSUES CONTRUCTING THE BANKS AS THE COMMITTEE CONSIDERS CREATIONS A NEW REBULATOR
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,494.75
source

Traveler: Leslie Woolley (from the office of Zell Miller)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,598.75
source

Traveler: C Scott Canady (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: MEET WITH BANK STAFF AND ATTEND SEMINARS DISCUSSING THE BANK SYSTEM AND PROPOSALS TO ALTER THE SYSTEM'S REGULATOR.
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,291.96
source

Traveler: Kevin Macmillan (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINARE
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,311.05
source

Traveler: Vergil Cabasco (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,471.76
source

Traveler: Emily Pfeiffer (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: DC TO SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,572.95
source

Traveler: Aysha House-Moshi (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING ON THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK AND THE HISTORY OF THE GOVERNMENT SPONSORED ENTERPRISES.
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,551.94
source

Traveler: Roelof Van Der Lugt (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR-SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $252.55
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.