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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

Global Health Council


Total cost of 21 trips: $63,602.56


Traveler: Wendy Brafman (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $2,008.00
source

Traveler: Rajah Manno (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: CHILD HEALTH FACT COLLECTION
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $2,013.00
source

Traveler: Toby Croll (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION TO ANALYZE U.S. AID AND NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS EFFORTS IN PROMOTING AND PARTICIPATING IN CHILD AND MATERNAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,973.00
source

Traveler: Ryan Thrasher (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: GUATEMALA & HONDURAS
Purpose: TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON MATERNITY/INFANT HEALTH
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,000.00
source

Traveler: Christina Ho (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: CATE D'IVOIRE, BURKINA FASO
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT HIV/AIDS IN AFRICA AND EFFORTS TO ADDRESS HIV/AIDS
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Traveler: Charity Bracy (from the office of Dianne Feinstein)
Destination: COTE D'IVOIRE AND BURKINA FASO
Purpose: A STUDY TRIP TO VISIT HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS IN WEST AFRICA
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Traveler: Mary Andrus (from the office of Jim Leach)
Destination: PARIS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STUDY TOUR LOOKING AT HIV/AIDS ISSUES AND PROGRAMS IN WEST AFRICA
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Traveler: Noelle Lusane (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: COTE D'IVOIRE AND BURKINA FASO (WEST AFRICA)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO SEE HOW USAID FUNDED AIDS PROGRAMS ARE OPERATING
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Traveler: Jeannette Windon (from the office of Mark Kirk)
Destination: ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE AND OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO
Purpose: STUDY HIV/AIDS SITUATION
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Traveler: Clare Coleman (from the office of Nita Lowey)
Destination: COTE D'HOME & BUKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA
Purpose: STUDY US GOV'T-FUNDED HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Traveler: Deborah Altenburg (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: COTE D' IVOIRE & BURKINA FASO
Purpose: A STUDY TOUR OF HIV/AIDS AND GLOBAL HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Traveler: Michael Riggs (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: COTE D'IVOIRE AND BURKINA FASO
Purpose: HIV AIDS STUDY TOUR
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Traveler: Julie Jolly (from the office of Christopher Bond)
Destination: HAITI
Purpose: TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR KEY CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO OBSERVE HEALTH PROGRAMS SUPPORTED THROUGH USAID, OTHER DONORS, THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND MULTILATERAL ORGANS
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,411.00
source

Traveler: Rachel Hansen (from the office of William Janklow)
Destination: HAITI
Purpose: A STUDY TOUR OF HAITI HIGHLIGHTING HIV/AIDS, MATERNAL HEALTH, CHILD SURVIVAL, AND OTHER GLOBAL HEALTH ISSUES TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR KEY CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO OBSERVE HEALTH PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY U.S. AID AND OTHER DONORS OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,411.00
source

Traveler: Ashley Etienne (from the office of Chris Bell)
Destination: HAITI
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION TO OBSERVE HEALTH PROGRAMS
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,411.00
source

Traveler: Debra Armentrout (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: WENT TO HAITI
Purpose: STUDY TOUR OF PROGRAMS FOR GLOBAL HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,411.00
source

Traveler: Kathy Kulkarni (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: PORT AU PRINCE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP ON HEALTH AND CHILD SURVIVAL PROJECTS IN HAITI.
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,411.00
source

Traveler: Stephen Northrup (from the office of Michael Enzi)
Destination: INDIA (BOMBAY, CHENNAI, AND DELHI)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION TO SEE AND DISCUSS HEALTHCARE ISSUES FACING INDIA, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN, AND THE GROWING HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $5,826.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer Platt (from the office of Katherine Harris)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-INDIA-NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: GATHER INFORMATION & EXAMINE HEALTH ISSUES FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $5,783.00
source

Traveler: Ray Smith (from the office of Ander Crenshaw)
Destination: MUMBAI, INDIA-CHENNAI, INDIA-DELHI, INDIA
Purpose: EXAMINING CURRENT HEALTH PROBLEMS FACING THE NATION OF INDIA WITH A FOCUS ON HIV/AIDS
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $5,783.00
source

Traveler: Jesse Kerns (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: MUMBAI, CHENNAI - NEW DELHI, INDIA
Purpose: REVIEW CHILD AND MATERNAL HEALTH PROGRAMS, LEARN ABOUT USAID FUNDED HEALTH PROJECTS
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $5,783.00
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.