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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  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 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.

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

  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 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.

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Trips by*

Ali Amirhooshmand


Total cost of 25 trips: $46,408.77


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: LOS ANGELES & SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: CONG STAFF VISIT WITH IT INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,025.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Association of Advertising Agencies
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH AMERICAN ASSN OF ADVERTISING AGENCIES TO LEARN ABOUT INDUSTRY
Date: May 2, 2003
Expense: $681.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: CAMPUS VISIT AND TO MEET WITH EXECUTIVES
Date: May 29, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,999.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NAT'L CONVENTION FOR INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,474.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: TO MEET WITH RECORD LABEL EXECUTIVES REGARDING BUSINESS PRACTICES
Date: Jul 29, 2003
Expense: $577.94
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: USTA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,167.23
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS STATE AND FEDERAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES FACING THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,503.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $901.39
source

Destination: BERLIN-HEIDELBERG-STUTTGART, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose:
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,856.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: U.S. TELECOM ASSOCIATION & NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,501.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: 2004 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATION SERIES
Date: Apr 16, 2004
Expense: $1,273.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: U.S.-MOROCCO RELATIONS WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE U.S.-MOROCCO FTA.
Date: May 22, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,505.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-MALAYSIA-NEW YORK
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: MEET WITH MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS TRADE AND COMMERCE ISSUES. MEETINGS WITH AMERICAN EMBASSY AND AMERICAN BUSINESS INTERESTS
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $7,448.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Cliff Stearns

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CTIA ANNUAL CONVENTION-CONGRESSIONAL WIRELESS 2000
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,373.50
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: USTA'S 103RD ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXHIBITION
Date: Sep 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,527.59
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $679.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,771.15
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRIP REGARDING AMUSEMENT PARK SAFETY
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $903.24
source

Destination: LA, SAN JOSE, SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,602.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,721.13
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: MEET WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE
Date: Dec 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,563.25
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT INDUSTRY & PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,126.84
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT BROADCAST ISSUES AFFECTING INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,460.65
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: VISIT WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS AND DISCUSS RECENT TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
Date: May 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,510.86
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF RETREAT & LEARN ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING INDUSTRY
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ali Amirhooshmand.


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

  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 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.