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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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    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*

John Dusik


Total cost of 8 trips: $10,534.49


Trips traveled under the office of Jerry Weller

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO EXAMINE BEST PRACTICES IN TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES, AND OTHER ISSUES OF CONCERN, RE: E-COMMERCE
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $569.84
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: University of Chicago
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SYSTEM
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $501.33
source

Destination: AUSTIN-DALLAS
Sponsor: APPLIED MATERIAL CO, DELL, HPCOMP. INTEL CORP SOLECTRON CORP. TEXAS INST.
Purpose: TO SEC FIRST HAND, THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE HIGH TECH MANUFACTURING SECTOR. - VISITS TO CORPS HELPED ILLUSTRATE IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,442.84
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT THE HEADQUARTERS AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITY OF MEDCO'S OPERATION ON THE EAST COAST, TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR PBM BUSINESS AND THE PBM INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE.
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,388.65
source

Destination: MILWAUKEE, WI
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST HAND, THE INNER WORKINGS OF MANUFACTURING. ILLUSTRATE IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY ON ECONOMY & WORKFORCE, DISCUSS HOW FEDERAL POLICIES AFFECT MANUF. SECTOR
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,063.93
source

Destination: BEIJING, URUMXI, SHANGHAI, CHINA
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: TO GAIN A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF VARIOUS POLICY AREAS AS THEY RELATE TO U.S./CHINA RELATIONS ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO TRADE. MANUFACTURING, MONETARY POLICY, FOREIGN RELATIONS, AND OVERSEAS INVESTMENT.
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,690.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: ROCHE CHEMICALS/MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Purpose: TO OBSERVE A LIVE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT VIA LATHROSCOPIC SURGERY AND LEARN * THE STATE OF THE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY IN GENERAL, AT THE UNIVERSITY INSPECIFIC
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $715.77
source

Destination: CHICAGO, O'HARE
Sponsor: NAM/PEPSICO/BAXTER/USG/SMURFIT-STORE CATERPILLAR/QUALITY FLOATWORKS/SIGNADE/BOEING
Purpose: TO EXAMINE, FIRST HAND, THE INTRICACIES OF THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING ON THE U.S. ECONOMY, POLICY DISCUSSIONS ON MANUFACTURING
Date: Aug 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,162.13
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Dusik.


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.