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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*

Karen Kimball


Total cost of 6 trips: $6,995.90


Trips traveled under the office of Sherwood Boehlert

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP IS TO TOUR GENERAL ATOMICS HEADQUARTERS RESEARCH FACILITIES AND TO RECEIVE BRIEFINGS ON R&D PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY GENERAL ATOMICS. THESE R&D ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: MAGNETIC AND INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION; ADVANCED ACCELERATOR APPLICA
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,152.67
source

Destination: SUNOCO REFINERY, SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: NATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL & REFINERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO VIEW A REFINERY OPERATION
Date: Jun 15, 2001
Expense: $106.50
source

Destination: URANCO COMPENHURST URANI ENRICHMENT PLANT; PART OF BORROW-PNTL NUCLEAR TRANSPORT; BNFL SELLAFIELD HLW PLANT; THORP REPROCESSING PLANT; AMIERS HQ
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: SITE VISIT AND BRIEFINGS ON A COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (14 days)
Expense: $3,875.75
source


Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: A TWO-DAY FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE PROPOSED SITE FOR THE DOE-MANAGED HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE REPOSITORY. THE YUCCA MOUNTAIN REPOSITORY IS BEING DESIGNED FOR FINAL HANDLING AND STORAGE OF HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND NUCLEAR FUEL FROM UNIVERSITY A
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $909.72
source

Destination: HERSHEY PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE'S THIRD ANNUAL NEI GOVERNMENTALAFFAIRS WORKSHOP AND TO PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PANELS, SPECIFICALLY THE FIRST PANEL DISCUSSION AT 8:00 A.M., SATURDAY MORNING TITLED "LEGISLATIVE PANEL ON COMPETITION A
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $339.00
source

Destination: WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION (WHOI)
Sponsor: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Purpose: AN IN-DEPT TOUR OF THE WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION AND DETAILED DISCUSSIONS REGARDING CURRENT SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS INCLUDING MODELING TECHNIQUES, ASSESSMENTS OF RISKS, LIMITATIONS OF CURRENT SCIENCE, AREAS OF FURTHER STUDY.
Date: Aug 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $612.26
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Karen Kimball.


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.