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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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    Rising prices on the poorest

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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*

Earnest Goule


Total cost of 11 trips: $11,959.46


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-CHICAGO, IL TRAVELED TO 6 FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS IN CHICAGO AREA
Sponsor: NFPA, ALTRIA, DEL MONTE, WORKA
Purpose: TO SEE AND LEARN ABOUT PROCESSED FOODS AND FOOD SAFETY
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,096.00
source

Destination: FARGO. TOURED SUGAR BEET FARMS, PILLING STATIONS, AND SUGAR PROCESSING PLANTS
Sponsor: American Crystal Sugar Co
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY FROM FIELD TO TABLE
Date: Sep 25, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $769.79
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Holstein Association USA
Purpose: FAIR ADVISORY BOARD IN REGARD TO THE NATION ANIMAL ID PROGRAM AND STATUS, WHERE TO GO FROM HERE AND LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Date: Oct 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,081.24
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS-THIBADAWY, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SUGAR CANE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, MARKETING, TRADE AND DISTRIBUTION AND RAW SUGAR ALLOTMENTS
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $833.50
source

Destination: DCA TO PUERTO RICO-PONCE, PUERTO RICO TO FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO VISIT WINTER NURSERIES OF AG CHEM COMPANIES WHERE THEY DEVELOP PEST & DESIASE PESISTANT VARATIES AS WELL AS THE TROPICAL USDA RESEARCH CENTER
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,220.90
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE TO WEST PALM BEACH TO DCA
Sponsor: SUGAR CANE LEAGUE, FLORIDA, HAWAII, TEXAS
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN FLORIDA, PRODUCTION, PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION. AS WELL AS ENVIRONMMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.48
source

Destination: TURIS, TUNISIA STAYED IN PARIS, FRANCE JULY 1-5 ON PERSONAL EXPENSE
Sponsor: NATIONAL DRY BEAN COUNCIL
Purpose: TO LEARN HOW THE WORLD FOOD AID PROGRAM OPERATES LEGISLATIVE IMPACTS AND THE FUNCTION OF THE PARTICIPATING COOPREATIVES
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $2,589.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE PORT INSPECTION, AIRPORT CUSTOMS FOR AGRICULTURAL GOODS, AND EVERGLADE CONSERVATION
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $976.88
source

Destination: MSP-BORSE, ID-DCA
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT THE SWEETNER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,309.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Tanner

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION ON BURLEY TOBACCO AND ECONOMIC IMPACT ON KY
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: ST. PAUL TRAVEL TO LODGE
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: TO LEARN THE BENEFITS OF ETHANOL AND OTHER USES OF CORN. FARM BILL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $727.62
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Earnest Goule.


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.