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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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    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

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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

Ploughshares Fund


Total cost of 29 trips: $7,433.28


Traveler: Brian Moran (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ARMS CONTROL ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $263.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Mcglinchey (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN ARMS CONTROL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $260.00
source

Traveler: Katherine Kaufer (from the office of Bill Luther)
Destination: COOLFONT, BERKELEY SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL RETREAT
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $263.20
source

Traveler: Stacey Leavandosky (from the office of Lynn Woolsey)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $263.20
source

Traveler: Richard Fieldhouse (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: BERKLEY SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $116.60
source

Traveler: Daniel Mcglinchey (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: COOLFONT CONFERENCE CENTER (BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV)
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN ARMS CONTROL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $212.48
source

Traveler: Katherine Kaufer (from the office of Bill Luther)
Destination:
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $318.72
source

Traveler: John Doty (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: COOLFONT, VA
Purpose: DEFENSE ISSUES SEMINAR
Date: Jan 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $318.72
source

Traveler: Marie Rietmann (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: EDUCATION OF LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY
Date: Jan 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $318.72
source

Traveler: John Doty (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: COOLFONT, WV
Purpose: DEFENSE ISSUES SEMINAR
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $230.76
source

Traveler: Stacey Leavandosky (from the office of Lynn Woolsey)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF 2003 ARMS CONTROL ISSUES
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $164.98
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL SEMINAR
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $319.76
source

Traveler: Arun Ivatury (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: COOLFONT RESORT, BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL COALITION ANNUAL RETREAT: EDUCATION ON SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $230.76
source

Traveler: Michael Mccord (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS WV
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON ARMS CONTROL AND DEFENSE ISSUES
Date: Jan 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $331.84
source

Traveler: Laurie Heim (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WVA
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR ON ARMS CONTROL AND DEFENSE POLICY FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND NGOS
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $328.00
source

Traveler: Bruno Freitas (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BERKLEY SPINGS, WV
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF 2003 ARMS CONTROL ISSUE
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.98
source

Traveler: Michal Freedhorr (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WVA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ARMS CONTROL & NONPROLIFERATION ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $329.96
source

Traveler: Michal Freedhoff (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WVA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ARMS CONTROL AND NONPROLIFERATION ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $329.96
source

Traveler: Mara Dowdall (from the office of Lloyd Doggett)
Destination: 2003 ANNUAL ARMS CONTRAL RETREAT; BERKELY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF 2003 ARMS CONTROL ISSUES
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.98
source

Traveler: Madelyn Creedon (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: BERKLEY SPRINGS WEST VA
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND SPEAK AT A NONPROLIFERATION AND DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $151.00
source

Traveler: Richard Fieldhouse (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $165.00
source

Traveler: Todd Stein (from the office of Thomas Allen)
Destination: CONFERENCE AT SINGLE SITE
Purpose: 2003 ANNUAL ARMS CONTROL RETREAT
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.98
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: MEETING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $331.84
source

Traveler: Edward Steiner (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: MEETING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $331.84
source

Traveler: Richard Fieldhouse (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $181.00
source

Traveler: Michael Mccord (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON VA
Purpose: ATTEND PEACE AND SECURITY LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY RETREAT
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $272.00
source

Traveler: Laurie Heim (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: ATTEND PEACE & SECURITY LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY RETREAT
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $362.00
source

Traveler: Jeffrey Duncan (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND WORKING GROUP MEETINGS AT THE PEACE AND SECURITY LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY RETREAT
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $362.00
source

Traveler: Ven Neralla (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, MEETING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $181.00
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.