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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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  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Francis Gibbs


Total cost of 9 trips: $15,301.89


Trips traveled under the office of Ander Crenshaw

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL; FLORIDA FARM BUREAU; FLORIDA FRUIT AND VEG.
Purpose: SOUTH FLA. AGRICULTURE
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,542.59
source

Destination: MINNESOTA (VARIOUS SITES)
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: EDUCATION (FARM BILL/ENERGY)
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,089.62
source

Destination: PBI
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (80%) AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA (20%)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF SUGAR CANE FARMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $822.00
source

Destination: SAHRAWI REFUGEE CAMPS (ALGERIA)
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION TO VIEW PROGRESS OF ONGOING UN MISSION FOR THE REFERENDUM IN WESTERN SAHARA.
Date: May 25, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,383.48
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: STAFF TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT STATE AND FEDERAL TELECOM ISSUES
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,503.00
source

Destination: FLEW INTO WEST PALM AIRPORT FOR FARM TOURS IN SE FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION AND FACT-FINDING OF AGRICULTURE ISSUES
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $755.20
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: FL. DEPT. OF CITRUS (STATE AGENCY) AND FL. CITRUS MUTUAL
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT CITRUS ISSUES
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,106.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,300.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Connie Mack

Destination: MIAMI, FL-DUCKKEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TOUR RURAL ENERGY COOPS IN FLORIDA
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Francis Gibbs.


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.