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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*

Robert Cochran


Total cost of 20 trips: $63,336.49


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Mckeon

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO HUNTINGTON BEACH TO SEAL BEACH
Sponsor: Boeing Co
Purpose: TOUR AND BRIEFING OF SPACE AND COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $419.71
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR HI-TECH COMPANIES
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $779.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: Education Finance Council
Purpose: SPEAKER AT THE STUDENT AID CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,584.69
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES PANEL
Date: Jul 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $232.84
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,458.51
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Association of Proprietary Colleges
Purpose: TOUR OF COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Date: Dec 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,303.30
source

Destination: LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: SPEECH TO FINANCIAL AID DIRECTORS
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $731.90
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER ON HIGHER ED ISSUES
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $612.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA TO NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: Wachovia Bank
Purpose: HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,737.42
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY-ANKARA, TURKEY-ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH TURKISH AND ITALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS, AND U.S. MILITARY OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS DEFENSE ISSUES AND THE ROLE OF U.S. BASED CONTRACTORS IN THOSE COUNTRIES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $17,222.10
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION LOAN PROFESSIONALS
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: May 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $552.45
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $595.00
source

Destination: ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Purpose: SPEAK ON HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $243.20
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Education Finance Council
Purpose: SPEAK ON HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Nov 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $672.74
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SAN JOSE CABO, MEXICO-NORFOLK, VA
Sponsor: Career College Association
Purpose: SPEAKER ON HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,367.37
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VA-TAMPA, FL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Workforce Association (NWA)
Purpose: SERVED ON PANEL TO DISCUSS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS
Date: Dec 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,257.90
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: DISCUSS HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $930.00
source

Destination: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA TO CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA, TO CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO MEET AND DISCUSS UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE ISSUES WITH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND MEETINGS WITH U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $28,446.36
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Cochran.


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.