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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

National Urban League


Total cost of 16 trips: $10,894.14


Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: CHICAGO-NY-DC
Purpose: SPEAKING-TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,094.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Milburn (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE CONFERENCE
Purpose: TO CONDUCT A WORKSHOP ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $381.50
source

Traveler: Michael Williams (from the office of Denise Majette)
Destination: LEESBERG, VA
Purpose: NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE RETREAT
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Traveler: Michaeleen Crowell (from the office of Denise Majette)
Destination: LEESBERG, VA
Purpose: NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE RETREAT
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Traveler: Tracie Pough (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: LANSDOWNE RESORT 44050 WOODBRIDGE PARKWAY, LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE-INSTITUTE FOR OPPORTUNITY AND EQUALITY SR. STAFF RESEARCH ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.55
source

Traveler: Jesse Price (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES THAT CONCERN AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.55
source

Traveler: Joyce Brayboy (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES THAT CONCERN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Traveler: Michelle Anderson-Lee (from the office of Chaka Fattah)
Destination: RAYBURN HOB, WASHINGTON, DC TO LANSDOWNE RESORT, LEESBURG, VA - RETURN TO FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Purpose: SENIOR STAFF RESEARCH ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Traveler: Dana Hopings (from the office of Frank Ballance)
Destination: LANSDOWNE, VA
Purpose: RESEARCH ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.55
source

Traveler: Jane Oates (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Purpose: SPEAK AT NUL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 28, 2003
Expense: $827.15
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: PITTSBURG
Purpose: 2003 DLC NATIONAL CONVERSATION
Date: Jul 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,131.20
source

Traveler: Artur Davis (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: PITTSBURG, PA
Purpose: PANELIST PARTICIPANT AT THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE CONFERENCE PLENARY SESSION 3: ENTITLED "THE BLACK FAMILY BUILDING ON ITS RESILIENCE"
Date: Jul 28, 2003
Expense: $1,375.00
source

Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: MILWAUKEE
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $846.45
source

Traveler: Joyce Postell (from the office of Kendrick Meek)
Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $449.00
source

Traveler: Elijah Cummings (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SEATTLE URBAN LEAGUE EVENT
Date: May 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,320.00
source

Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Purpose: PANELIST AT THEIR 2004 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $213.19
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.