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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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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.

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  • 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

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    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.
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    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

University of Arkansas


Total cost of 9 trips: $6,811.31


Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER AT THE RURAL LIFE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $327.50
source

Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER * 11TH ANNUAL SUMMER CONFERENCE GALA
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $150.00
source

Traveler: Brandon Mcbride (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: MONTICELLO, AR, PINE BLUFF, AR, STUTTGART, AR, CONWAY, AR, GRAVELTA, AR, ERYETTEVILLE
Purpose: TO VISIT AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE IN EACH COMMUNITY
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $857.01
source

Traveler: Robert Holifield (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: ARKANSAS
Purpose: TOUR FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH FACILITIES
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $857.01
source

Traveler: Andrew Grobmyer (from the office of Mark Pryor)
Destination: ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK, MONTICELLO, PINE BLUFF, STUTTGART, FAYETTEVILLE
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICES AND THE UNIVERSITY'S DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $857.01
source

Traveler: Nathan Read (from the office of Marion Berry)
Destination: MONTICELLO, AR-FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Purpose: AGRICULTURE TOUR OF ARKANSAS
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $857.01
source

Traveler: Charlotte Shasteen (from the office of John Boozman)
Destination: LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURAL PROJECT IN ARKANSAS
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,403.18
source

Traveler: James Savage (from the office of Vic Snyder)
Destination: ARKANSAS
Purpose: TOUR OF AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS THAT RECEIVE PORTIONS OF THEIR FUNDING FROM FEDERAL SOURCES
Date: Sep 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $822.01
source

Traveler: Christopher Causey (from the office of Marion Berry)
Destination: REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT TO NORTHWEST REGIONAL AIRPORT (FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS)
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE EXTENSION SERVICE PROGRAMS. THESE FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS INCLUDE THE BEEF IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND THE FOOD SAFETY CONSORTIUM
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $680.58
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.