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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

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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*

Greg Hartley


Total cost of 14 trips: $36,117.20


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SOP HOUSE RETREAT/PLANNING SESSION
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: COMMUNITY FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSOC./ADVANCE AMERICA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $4,172.50
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONF. RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Hallmark Cards Inc
Purpose: STAFF CONGRESSMAN BLUNT
Date: May 7, 2001
Expense: $199.06
source

Destination: FORT WORTH, TX
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,902.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $11,243.00
source

Destination: PHILIPPINES
Sponsor: American Council of Young Political Leaders
Purpose:
Date: Nov 29, 2001 (14 days)
Expense: $3,153.20
source

Destination: DC - ARIZONA
Sponsor: International Mass Retail Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT & MEETING
Date: Jan 21, 2002
Expense: $513.50
source

Destination: GREENBRIER HOTEL, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBERS CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - TURKEY
Sponsor: AMERICAN TURKISH COUNCIL, PFIZER INC, PHILIP MORRIS CO.
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 25, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,650.00
source

Destination: VIENNA AUSTRIA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANS ATLANTIC CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
Date: Nov 16, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,330.94
source

Destination: DISCUSS ELC RELATED MATTERS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE.
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,136.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Hartley.


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.