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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.

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.

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*

Mark Anderson


Total cost of 14 trips: $21,476.30


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: SEE ATTACHED SHEET
Sponsor: National Association of Convenience Stores
Purpose: OIL REFINING AND CONVENIENCE STORE OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $531.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (YUCCA MOUNTAIN)
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE PROPOSED NUCLEAR WASTE DEPOSITORY SITE AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,239.83
source

Destination: NEW YORK, CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO OBSERVE TRADING AND PARTICIPATE IN SIMULATED TRAINING ON THE FLOOR OF THE NYSE. ATTENDED NUMEROUS SEMINARS AND LECTURES ON THE WORKINGS OF THE NYSE AND TO DISCUSS IMPORTANT ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE NEW PROPOSED "PASS THROUGH" REGULATION BY THE SEC
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $981.15
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES SURROUNDING THE TELECOM INDUSTRY FOR THE 108TH CONGRESS AND THE UPCOMING 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,289.20
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO TOUR VARIOUS NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, DISCUSS ISSUES WITH ENERGY DE FRANCE (FRENCH STATE OWNED POWER COMPANY) AND PARTICIPATE IN TWO PANELS PERTAINING TO THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR POWER IN WESTERN EUROPE AS WELL AS IN FRANCE
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,593.19
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: TO DISCUSS NATURAL GAS TRADING IN A SPOT MARKET ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $782.93
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH EXECUTIVES OF CBS TELEVISION AND PARAMOUNT STUDIOS TO DISCUSS DECENCEY LEGISLATION AS WELL AS THE TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,605.40
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS THE UPCOMING ISSUES FOR THE 1ST SESSION OF THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES PERTAINING TO BROADCAST FLAG, DECENCY, AND PIRACY. ALSO, THE TRIP INVOLVED AND OVERVIEW OF NEWS CORPORATION'S VARIOUS BUSINESSES AS WELL AS INSIGHT INTO THEIR FUTURE PLANS FOR BOTH MOVIES AND TELEVISION
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Darrell Issa

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP-NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DISCUSS ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE CABLE TELEVISION INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,537.28
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES AND ATTEND THE CEA SHOW
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,251.29
source


Trips traveled under the office of Lee Terry

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: ELECTRICAL DEREGULATION SEMINAR
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,312.44
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: DETROIT EDISON, DUKE ENERGY, FIRST ENERGY, NORTHEAST UTILITIES, PUBLICSERVICE ELECTRIC GAS, SOUTHERN COMPANY
Purpose: DISCUSSION ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $307.61
source


Trips traveled under the office of Paul David Wellstone

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: MARK J ANDERSON
Purpose: ATTEND THE TRIBUNAL OF OPINION (HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION)
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $413.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mark Anderson.


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.