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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.

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.

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*

Shayne Gill


Total cost of 11 trips: $15,904.29


Trips traveled under the office of Spencer Bachus

Destination: MONTREAL, QUEBEC CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: THE HOTEL THAYER, WEST POINT, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: RAILROAD CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $805.31
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: SEMINAR: SAFETY & SECURITY POST 9/11
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TEA-21 REAUTHORIZATION & RAILROAD INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $736.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FINANCIAL HEALTH OF AVIATION INDUSTRY, AVIATION SECURITY
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS AVIATION ISSUES, REGIONAL AIRLINES, FINANCIAL HEALTH AND FUTURE CONSOLIDATION
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TO TOUR INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY AT DAYTONA AND TO LEARN ABOUT TAX TREATMENT OF ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXER.
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL./WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE LEARNING FROM DISASTER: AN INSIDE LOOK AT AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND ITS LINK TO IMPROVED SAFETY.
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,150.80
source

Destination: WHITEFISH, MT TO SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,147.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC- TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 6, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shayne Gill.


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.