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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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  • 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.

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 by*

Patrick Carroll


Total cost of 20 trips: $26,203.87


Trips traveled under the office of Ray Lahood

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING WITH WALL STREET ANALYST'S SPECIALIZING IN AGRICULTURE CONCERTATION
Date: Mar 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: BLOOMINGTON, IL
Sponsor: ILLINOIS FARM BUREA, ILLINOIS CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION, ILLINOIS SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $374.54
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: FACT FINDING - SUGAR CANE RESEARCH / INDUSTRY / REFINERY
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS
Sponsor: Fiserv Mortgageserv
Purpose: TOUR USDA (RURAL HOUSING) COMPUTER FACILITY IN ST. LOUIS
Date: Feb 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,318.34
source

Destination: NEVADA-ARIZONA-UTAH
Sponsor: GOLD INSTITUTE, NATIONAL MINISTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,044.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PEORIA, IL
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $468.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,691.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, TOUR YUCCA MTN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.00
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH TO EVERGLADES
Sponsor: Florida Sugar Cane League
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $975.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-PITTSBURGH
Sponsor: National Mining Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $422.30
source

Destination: NATIONAL AIRPORT-LA GUARDIA AIRPORT-NEW YORK CITY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TOUR LA GUARDIA AIRPORT-2 DAY SESSION IN DYC ON AVIATION SECURITY & THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,331.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $995.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: ILLINOIS BEEF, ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU, ILLINOIS PARK PARTNERS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $786.05
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,096.00
source

Destination: PONCE, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,300.90
source

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,125.26
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 23, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,010.00
source

Destination: LOUISIANNA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,251.59
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,300.35
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Food Products Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,660.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patrick Carroll.


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.