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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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    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

World Wildlife Fund


Total cost of 8 trips: $27,881.36


Traveler: Thomas Burris (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: KENYA, AFRICA
Purpose: TO FAMILIARIZE AND EDUCATE THE DELEGATION OF THE CRITICAL ROLE CONSERVATION PLAYS IN PROMOTING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR THE US AND OTHER COUNTRIES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Greer (from the office of F. Allen Boyd)
Destination: KENYA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Ray Smith (from the office of Ander Crenshaw)
Destination: KENYA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $2,547.92
source

Traveler: Christine Pollack (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO NAIROBI, KENYA (VIA LONDON, ENGLAND). IN KENYA: CHYULU HILLS, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, KIUNGA MARINE NATIONAL RESERVE, MASAI MARA
Purpose: OBSERVE VARIOUS CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AROUND KENYA AS LEAD STAFFER FOR CONGRESSMAN E. CLAY SHAW JR., WHO IS CO-CHAIR OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Johanna Polsenberg (from the office of Tom Udall)
Destination: KENYA, AFRICA
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Purpose: EXPLORE US SPONSORED CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN KENYA - PROJECTS SPONSORED BY WORLD WILDLIFE FUND AND USAID. EXPLORE REGIONAL SECURITY AND COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS IN EAST AFRICA. STUDY EFFECTS OF THE US STATE DEPARTMENT'S TRAVEL WARNING ON KENYA.
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Jesse Price (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Purpose: TO VIEW LAND AND ANIMAL CONSERVATION AND STOW AND SHIP PROGRAMS FUNDED IN PART BY THE WWF AND TO OBSERVE THE IMPACTS OF THESE PROJECTS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Date: Dec 4, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,715.92
source

Traveler: Rick Limardo (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO CONSERVATION
Date: Dec 4, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
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.