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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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  • 12.08.14

    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*

Kevin Fitzpatrick


Total cost of 12 trips: $44,360.70


Trips traveled under the office of Steve Chabot

Destination: MEETINGS: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE; US EMBASSY; US 8TH ARMY HQ; UN COMMAND; DMZ; NATIONAL ASSEMBLY; YOSEI UNIVERSITY; INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND NATIONAL SECURITY; AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; KOREA FOUNDATION
Sponsor: Republic of Korea
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: May 26, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,825.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN AND JAPAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN INTL INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE ON ASIAN-PACIFIC SECURITY AND MEET WITH TAIWANESE OFFICIALS INCLUDING PRESIDENT, VP, PREMIER, FOREIGN MINISTER AND LEGISLATORS, AND TO MEET WITH JAPANESE MINISTERS AND LEGISLATORS
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,220.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT TO UNITED NATIONS
Date: Jul 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $706.40
source

Destination: Taiwan
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: To participate in meetings with Taiwan government officials, office of the President, National Security Council, Mainland Affairs Office, Foreign and Health Ministry, ect.,
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,050.00
source

Destination: Washington, Taipei, Washington
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: Attend Int'l Interparlimentary conference on Asia Pacific Security, meet with the President, Vice President, foreign minister and legislators
Date: Jan 12, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,650.00
source

Destination: Washington D.C, New York, NY, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: Meetings with United Nations officials
Date: May 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $835.90
source

Destination: Washington D.C., Taipei, Washington D.C.
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: Meeting with President, Vice President, Foreign Affairs Minister, President of Legislative Yuan, Chairman of Mainland Affairs Council, Members of Legislative, American Institute in Taiwan
Date: May 24, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,190.00
source

Destination: D.C., Seoul Korea, D.C.
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: Meeting with National Security Advisor & Defense Advisor to the President, Members of the National Assembly, US Ambassador to Rok, USAF-Korea
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,742.20
source

Destination: D.C.; Chicago, IL; D.C.
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: Attend 2004 International Manufacturing Technology show
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $811.60
source

Destination: D.C.; Taipei; D.C.
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: Meet with government officials, observe parlimentary elections
Date: Dec 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: MEET WITH SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUSINESS LEADERS, TOUR ANTIQUITY SITES, US AID PROJECTS
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,793.15
source

Destination: SERBIA, MACEDONIA, KOSOVO, MONTENEGRO
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: MEET WITH GOV'T OFFICIALS, USAID, UN MILITARY COMMAND, NGO'S, BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENTARIANS
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $6,336.45
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kevin Fitzpatrick.


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.