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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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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*

Arthur Estopinan


Total cost of 22 trips: $37,098.40


Trips traveled under the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Destination: PANEL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT US FOREIGN RELATIONS TOWARDS CUBA
Sponsor: THE INSTITUTE FOR CUBAN AND CUBAN-AMERICAN STUDIES-UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI AND CENTER FOR A FREE CUBA-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: SUMMARY OF CONGRESSIONAL ACTIVITY REGARDING US POLICY TOWARDS CUBA
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $693.00
source

Destination: DC TO SANTA ANNA, CA AND SANTA ANNA, CA TO OXNARD, CA
Sponsor: SANTA ANNA COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF IRVINE, CA
Purpose: LEARNED AND STUDIED NEW INITIATIVES ESTABLISHED BY SANTA ANNA COLLEGE ON HOW TO HELP LOW-INCOME LATINO STUDENTS COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.90
source

Destination: SANTA ANNA, CA TO OXNARD, CA AND OXNARD, CA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
Purpose: VISIT LOW-INCOME SCHOOLS IN OXNARD TO STUDY THEIR EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,546.50
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS
Purpose: PANELIST FOR LULAC PUERTO RICO STATE CONVENTION
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,375.80
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Job Corps Association
Purpose: SPEAK WITH LOW-INCOME STUDENTS STUDYING AT THE SOUTH BRONX AND EDISON JO CORPS. CENTERS ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE; HOW THESE EDUCATIONAL CENTERS HAVE HELPED THEM BECOME EMPLOYEBLE IN TODAY'S JOB MARKETS
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $596.89
source

Destination: MIAMI INT'L AIRPORT TO MANAGUA, NICARAGUA AND MANAGUA, NICARAGUA TO MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: TO SERVE AS AN OBSERVER FOR NICARAGUA'S NATIONAL ELECTIONS
Date: Nov 1, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,973.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Cuban American National Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATED AS A PANELIST DURING NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "HISPANIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY"
Date: May 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,284.60
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, DELHI-CHENNAI, DELHI-MUMBAI
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP TO INDIA
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,787.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON WASTE WATER QUALITY FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,021.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Dec 7, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,694.94
source

Destination: MIAMI, (MIA)
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: CONG. STAFF EDUCATIONAL SEM. BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS: OPERATIONS AND ISSUES IN FLORIDA
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,503.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA - PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: 2004 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE - MANCHESTER, UK - PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TRADE RELATED FACT-FINDING VISIT TO FRANCE/UK FOCUSING ON COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING, INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMPETITION AND RELATED ISSUES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,496.00
source

Destination: MIAMI INT'L AIRPORT
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS NORTH AMERICA FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER
Date: Jun 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $495.87
source

Destination: CAIRO
Sponsor: American Egyptian Cooperation Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING CONG. STAFFERS DELEGATION VISIT TO EGYPT
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,431.00
source

Destination: BROWNSVILLE, TX
Sponsor: National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
Purpose: LEARN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO HELP LOW INCOME MINORITY STUDENTS SUCCEED IN K-12 SCHOOLS-HOW CONGRESS CAN SUPPORT PROGRAMS-SUCH AS ENLACE
Date: Sep 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,161.90
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: 2005 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMORAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT 2005
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: CRACOW, POLAND-WARSAW, POLAND
Sponsor: KONIT FOUNDATION/THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONG. TRIP TO LEARN * THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS IN POLAND
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,488.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST, FLORIDA/MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: CONG. STAFFDEC TO STUDY THE PROBLEMS WITH THE WATER QUALITY IN THE FLORIDA IN KEYS
Date: May 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $769.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Arthur Estopinan.


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.