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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*

Derek Harley


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,909.55


Trips traveled under the office of Wally Herger

Destination:
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,609.04
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS -- THIBODAUX, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RE: THE LOUISIANA SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY IN PARTICULAR, AND THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN GENERAL; INCLUDED, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TOUR OF CANE FIELDS AND CUTTING OPERATION; TOUR OF PROCESSING FACILITY; DISCUSSION(S) OF INDUSTRY-WIDE CONCERNS, INCLUDING B
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $860.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA TO WENATCHEE, NA
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RE: PUBLIC POWER AND WATER
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,639.89
source

Destination: SAN FRAN TO FRESNO, CA TO BIG CREEK, CA
Sponsor: Southern California Edison
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP AND TOUR OF SCE'S BIG CREEK HYDRO FACILITY AND NEIGHBORING LANDS (E.G. FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE)
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,501.05
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL, BI-PARTISAN FACT-FINDING TRIP (INCLUDED MEETINGS, PRESENTATIONS AND GROUP DISCUSSIONS, HOMELAND SECURITY, MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY, TORT REFORM AND OTHER ISSUES PENDING BEFORD CONGRESS)
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $616.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DANA POINT, CA (VDA LOS ANGELES/LA)
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP RE: MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,346.81
source

Destination: FLORIDA KEYS
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP AND TOUR OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY AND OTHER CHALLENGES FACING ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN FLORIDA AND NATIONALLY
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: DaVita Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE: DIALYSIS AND RELATED FEDERAL ISSUES (INCLUDED TOUR OF TREATMENT FACILITY; MEETINGS WITH NEPHROLOGISTS AND PATIENTS; BRIEFINGS (RE: MEDICARE, OTHER ISSUES)
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,489.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE: AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS (ASC)-INCLUDED TOUR OF 2 ASCS-BRIEFINGS FROM FASA MEMBERS/STAFF; ATTENDED SEVERAL SESSIONS OF FASA ANNUAL MTG
Date: May 5, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,997.26
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Derek Harley.


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.