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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*

Beth Jafari


Total cost of 10 trips: $18,356.12


Trips traveled under the office of John Cornyn

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS. APPLIED MATERIALS, AGILENT-TECHNOLOGIES, HEWLETT-PACKARD, INTEL, SBC, SOLECTRON
Purpose: LEARN THE INNER WORKINGS OF HIGH TECH MANUFACTURING AND UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF THE HIGH-TECH COMMUNITY ON THE U.S. ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE
Date: May 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,069.80
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING THE CABLE INDUSTRY; ISSUES INCLUDE IP TELEPHONY, HIGH SPEED DATA, DVR, SVOD, HDTV, DEPLOYMENT IN RURAL AREAS, ETC
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,171.02
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Domestic Petroleum Council
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES AT EACH STAGE OF THE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION PROCESS
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $792.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-AUSTIN-DALLAS
Sponsor: APPLIED MATERIALS DELL; HEWLETT-PACKARD, INTEL, SOLECTRON, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT HI TECH MANUFACTURING THROUGH COMPANY AND SITE VISITS, PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HOW FEDERAL POLICIES AFFECT MANUFACTURING SECTOR
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,278.92
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FACING THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $364.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE, ASHLAND INC., DEAN FOODS, FLOWSERVE, YELLOW ROADWAY, EXCEL
Purpose: COMPANY VISITS ILLUSTRATED THE IMPACT OF THE MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY ON THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE WE DISCUSSED HOW FEDERAL POLICIES AFFECT THE MANUFACTURING AND TRANSPORTATION SECTORS
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,425.66
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: TO DISCUSS INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVENESS AND THE IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $395.00
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY/SARASOTA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO DISCUSS REGULATORY AND LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,845.80
source

Destination: HYDERABAD, INDIA AND DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Nasscom
Purpose: TO GIVE STAFF MEMBERS FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDIAN IT INDUSTRY BY MEETING WITH KEY GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY LEADERS TO GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW U.S. POLICIES IMPACT THE COUNTRY
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $7,860.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: TO EDUCATE STAFF MEMBERS ABOUT THE ISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY (SPECIFICALLY RADIO) IN ANTICIPATION OF A REWRITE OF THE 1996 ACT. ISSUES INCLUDE BROADCAST INDECENCY, DTV TRANSITION, AND MEDIA OWNERSHIP
Date: May 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,153.42
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Beth Jafari.


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.