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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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    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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Stephen Higginbothom


Total cost of 13 trips: $16,017.05


Trips traveled under the office of Thad Cochran

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: St Louis Agri-Business Club
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF ST. LOUIS AREA AGRI-BUSINESS INTERESTS.
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $640.69
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CROP CONSULTANTS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CROP CONSULTANTS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $298.00
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: EDUCATION TOUR OF RURAL ELECTRIC FACILITIES; FOCUSING ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND CHALLENGES FACING THE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SOUTHERN ALABAMA
Sponsor: Georgia Peanut Commission
Purpose: TOUR PEANUT GROWING REGION AND PEANUT SHELLING FACILITIES
Date: May 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,166.90
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Universal Leaf Tobacco Co
Purpose: TOUR TOBACCO FARMS AND A TOBACCO LEAF PROCESSING FACILITY
Date: Aug 27, 2004
Expense: $438.88
source


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: CORY, N.C. - ST. LOUIS MO - MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR AT VARIOUS SECTOR INDUSTRY ASPECTS
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,068.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Zell Miller

Destination: D.C.-RALEIGH N.L. ST. LOUIS MO-MEMPHIS TN-GREENVILLE MS-NEW ORLEANS LA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION AND ORIENTATION TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,271.24
source

Destination: SAVANNAH GA, DOUGLAS GA, ALBANY GA, COLUMBUS GA, ATLANTA GA
Sponsor: Southern Southeastern Inc
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION TOUR-SOUTHEAST CONGRESSIONAL TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,001.52
source

Destination: LUBBOCK, TX AND PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: VIEW METHODS OF COTTON PRODUCTION, MANUFACTURING AND IRRIGATION IN THE SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,414.31
source

Destination: RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION CROP LIFE AMERICA
Purpose: TOUR RESEARCH FACILITIES LOCATED IN RESEARCH TRIANGLE, FOCUS ON BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Jun 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $573.50
source

Destination: PANAMA CITY, FL
Sponsor: Southern Peanut Farmers' Federation
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE FEDERATIONS ANNUAL MEETING AND ACCEPT AN AWARD ON BEHALF OF SENATOR MILLER
Date: Jul 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $815.51
source

Destination: THIBODAUX LA-NEW ORLEANS LA
Sponsor: LOUISIANA SUGAR INDUSTRY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $733.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: BIOTECHNOLOGY FACILITIES TOUR
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $995.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Stephen Higginbothom.


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.