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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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    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

Tri-City Industrial Development Council (TRIDEC)


Total cost of 19 trips: $12,931.96


Traveler: William Miner (from the office of David Wu)
Destination: RICHLAND TO HANFORD
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING THE HANFORD NUC. RESERVATION
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $188.50
source

Traveler: Chris Huckleberry (from the office of Darlene Hooley)
Destination: HANFORD
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION OF HANFORD FACILITIES
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $188.50
source

Traveler: Jack Silzel (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: TOUR HANFORD FACILITY AT RICHLAND, WASHINGTON
Purpose:
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $195.00
source

Traveler: Rian Windsheiner (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: RICHLAND, WASHINGTON
Purpose: BRIEFINGS AND TOUR OF HANFORD FACILITY
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $80.00
source

Traveler: Richard Krikava (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: TRI-CITIES, WA/HANFORD NUCLEAR FACILITY
Purpose: TOUR OF HANFORD FACILITIES AND REVIEW OF NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT AND CLEAN UP
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $200.00
source

Traveler: Jeff Markey (from the office of Doc Hastings)
Destination: RICHLAND, WA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TO HENFORD RESERVATION
Date: Aug 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $225.00
source

Traveler: Tim Valentine (from the office of Lamar Alexander)
Destination: RICHLAND, WASHINGTON
Purpose: TOUR THE HANFORD CLEANUP SITE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,449.44
source

Traveler: Scott Baker (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: Tri-Cities, WA
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO DEPT. OF ENERGY'S HANFORD CLEANUP SITE.
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $815.41
source

Traveler: David Dreher (from the office of Peter Defazio)
Destination: RICHLAND, WA
Purpose: INFORMATION TOUR OF HANDFORD NUCLEAR RES.
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $547.13
source

Traveler: Jessica Gleason (from the office of Doc Hastings)
Destination: HANFORD NUCLEAR WASTE SITE
Purpose: STAFF TRIP/TOUR HANFORD NUCLEAR WASTE SITE
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,174.81
source

Traveler: Todd Young (from the office of Doc Hastings)
Destination: RICHLAND, WA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF HANFORD NUCLEAR CLEANUP SITE
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,511.90
source

Traveler: Greg Thomas (from the office of J. Gresham Barrett)
Destination: RICHLAND, WASHINGTON
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $862.87
source

Traveler: Eli Hopson (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: HANFORD, WA - SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: TO PERFORM OVERSIGHT AT THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY, AND TOUR THE NUCLEAR WASTE SUE AT HANFORD
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,306.22
source

Traveler: Jessica Gleason (from the office of Doc Hastings)
Destination: HANFORD NUCLEAR WASTE SITE IN WASHINGTON STATE
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,147.40
source

Traveler: Karl Anderson (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: PASCO, WA
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,178.41
source

Traveler: Sean Hughes (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: SPOKANE, WA - PASCO, WA
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $501.25
source

Traveler: Louis Lauter (from the office of Rick Larsen)
Destination: RICHLAND
Purpose: TO STUDY NUCLEAR WASTE CLEANUP ACTIVITIES * THE HANFORD NUCLEAR RESERVATION
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $299.54
source

Traveler: David Condon (from the office of Cathy Mcmorris)
Destination: RICHLAND
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT PROGRAMS AT HANFORD AND PNNL
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $231.86
source

Traveler: George Poulios (from the office of Cathy Mcmorris)
Destination: DC TO PASCO, WA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE DEPT. OF ENERGY'S HANFORD SITE IN WA STATE. RECEIVED BRIEFINGS ON ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP PROGRESS. MET WITH DOE OFFICIALS AND PROJECT MANAGERS
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $828.72
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.