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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*

Deana Funderburk


Total cost of 10 trips: $27,150.74


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Delay

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $594.92
source

Destination: WASH, D.C.
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT JAPANESE GOVT.; REASONS FOR ITS 10 YR. ECONOMIC RECESSION & ITS IMPACT ON GLOBAL ECONOMY; & DIFFERENCE IN JAPANESE & U.S. FAMILY & SOCIAL POLICY
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,160.91
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,115.00
source

Destination: DRESDEN; GORLITZ; MEISSEN; BERLIN (GERMANY)
Sponsor: Hanseatic Institute Inc
Purpose: STUDY & INFORMATION TOUR OF GERMANY
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,250.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Hanseatic Institute Inc
Purpose: TO DISCUSS RECENT POLLING DATA ON TRANS ATLANTIC ATTITUDES ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $381.42
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $784.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON
Sponsor: Pitney Bowes Inc
Purpose: TO TOUR POSTAL PROCESSING PLANT IN SUGARLAND & LEARN ABOUT METHOD, EFFICIENCY, & DETAILS OF OPERATION OF POSTAL PLANT
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $643.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Virginia Foxx

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Career College Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOURS AND MEETINGS/BRIEFINGS AT 3 CAREER COLLEGES AND TO LEARN ABOUT FEDERAL LEGISLATION AFFECTING THEM.
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,271.90
source

Destination: BRUSSELS-PARIS
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: INTRODUCTION TO THE EUROPEAN UNION, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, & NATO AND TO FOSTER TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS AND UNDERSTAND PROBLEMS THEY FACE
Date: May 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,597.31
source

Destination: TEL AVIV AND JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,352.28
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Deana Funderburk.


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.