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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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    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

State of Qatar


Total cost of 15 trips: $104,455.00


Traveler: Amanda Pepper Scoggins (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,070.00
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Traveler: Emelyn Faulkner (from the office of Dana Rohrabacher)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,130.00
source

Traveler: Howard Diamond (from the office of Gary Ackerman)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,835.00
source

Traveler: Adam Frey (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: QATAR
Purpose: CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,300.00
source

Traveler: Moses Mercado (from the office of Richard Gephardt)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,280.00
source

Traveler: Jameel Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: DOHA QATAR
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (11 days)
Expense: $6,510.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: DOHA QATAR
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR W/O FOLLOW UP
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,740.00
source

Traveler: Missy Branson (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT QATAR'S GOVERNMENT AND CULTURE
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,740.00
source

Traveler: Lara Alamen (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: DONU, QATAR
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,650.00
source

Traveler: Brian Sutter (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Edward Mills (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Matthew Larkin (from the office of Steve Israel)
Destination: LONDON, UK TO DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Chris Otillio (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Benjamin Zogby (from the office of Nick Rahall)
Destination: LONDON HEATHROW - DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Cookab Hashemi (from the office of Mark Udall)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATION EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH THE STATE OF QATAR
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
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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.