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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

Save The Children


Total cost of 10 trips: $30,307.12


Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO MALAWI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Mandy Folse (from the office of Mary Landrieu)
Destination: MALAWI, AFRICA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, STUDY TOUR
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Mary Andrus (from the office of Jim Leach)
Destination: LILONGWE, MALAWI
Purpose: TO VISIT HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS, HEALTH CLINICS, HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS TO OBSERVE HOW PROGRAMS ARE WORKING AND TALK WITH THOSE WHO ARE PROVIDING SERVICES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROJECTS THAT ARE SUCCESSFUL
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Grady Bourn (from the office of Jerry Lewis)
Destination: IAD-LONDON-JOHANNESBURG-LILONGWE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP FOCUSED ON AIDS AND EDUCATION ISSUES IN MALAWI, AFRICA
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Cindy Buhl (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: VISIT AND REVIEW USAID-FUNDED CHILD SURVIVAL, MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CARE, HIV/AIDS, ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN, PRIMARY EDUCATION, AND MICRO-ENTERPRISE PROGRAMS IN ETHIOPIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Christos Tsentas (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: OBSERVE SAVE THE CHILDREN PROGRAMS FOR ORPHANS & VULNERABLE CHILDREN, SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING, AND HIV/AIDS & INTERACTION WITH UNITED STATES MISSION IN ETHIOPIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Shelly Stoneman (from the office of Steven Rothman)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL: LEARN ABOUT SAVE THE CHILDREN'S FOREIGN AID PROJECTS IN ETHIOPIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Jordan Press (from the office of Christopher Shays)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: TO LEARN HOW SAVE THE CHILDREN WORKS WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE FUNDS TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY. WE VISITED A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS, WITH A FOCUS ON FOOD AID AND HIV/AIDS, BUT ALSO MODEL PROGRAMS IN ED
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Susan Brown (from the office of Anne Northup)
Destination: HONGKONG TO JAKARTA INDONESIA, TOKYO
Purpose: TO GET A PROGRESS REPORT ON POST-TSUNAMI RECONSTRUCTION AND THE STATUS/WELL-BEING OF DISPLACED & ORPHANED CHILDREN
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $2,538.86
source

Traveler: Shiloh Reiher (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-BANDA ACEH-HKOSEMAWE
Purpose: STUDY TOUR OF EMERGENCY PROTECTION PROGRAMS IN INDONESIA, INCLUDING THE TSUNAMI-AFFECTED REGION
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,538.86
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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.