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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.
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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.

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Trips by*

John Gilliland


Total cost of 11 trips: $17,286.77


Trips traveled under the office of Max Baucus

Destination: PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: SOUTHERN PEANUT GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK ON TRADE ISSUES AT MEETING OF SOUTHEASTERN PEANUT GROWERS
Date: Jul 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: BLAINE, WA (USA)
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK AT 2003 SWEETENER SYMPOSIUM HELD BY U.S. SWEETENER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,837.55
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA; ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP & TO DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,349.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: CHINA (BEIJING & SHANGHAI)
Sponsor: Mansfield Foundation
Purpose: TO MEET W/CHINESE OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS BILATERAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,740.51
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Universal Leaf Tobacco Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, TOUR OF A LEAF PROCESSING FACILITY
Date: Aug 27, 2004
Expense: $440.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF CHILE
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,208.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: SPEAK TO NATIONAL GATHERING OF COTTON PRODUCERS REGARDING THE FARM BILL
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Destination: MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR (FACT-FINDING) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CORN PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $990.62
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Cotton Warehouse Association of America
Purpose: TO ADDRESS MEMBERS OF COTTON WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA REGARDING FARM LEGISLATION
Date: Dec 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $588.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: SPEAK AT AMERICAN BAR ASSOC CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,733.09
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Gilliland.


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.