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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*

Patricia Knight


Total cost of 15 trips: $16,461.27


Trips traveled under the office of Orrin Hatch

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND ANNUAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE FOR SENIOR HILL STAFF REGARDING RANGE OF ISSUES INCLUDING MEDICARE REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $225.00
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Council on Health Care Economics and Policy
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS
Date: May 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $435.38
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON MAJOR HEALTH ISSUES BEFORE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $187.00
source

Destination: THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Sponsor: WellPoint Health Networks
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO ADDRESS ISSUES BEFORE THE 107TH CONGRESS SUCH AS MANAGED CARE, MEDICARE DRUG COVERAGE, ANTITRUST EXEMPTION & UNISSUES
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,080.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT MERCK-MEDCO'S AUTOMATED PHARMACY TO LEARN HOW MANAGED PHARMACEUTICAL CARE PROGRAMS IMPROVE PATIENT CARE BEFORE HEALTH COSTS AND NOW THEY PLAY A ROLE IN ANY PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT FOR THE MEDICARE POP
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,240.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY; SEATTLE WASHINGTON; REDMOND, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE OFFICIAL PRODUCT LAUNCH OF MICROSOFT OFFICE XP IN NEW YORK CITY; GAIN FIRST-HAND INFORMATION ON THE INNOVATIONS TAKING PLACE AT MICROSOFT; AND PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH MICROSOFT EXECUTIVES
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Destination: BELGIUM
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Purpose: TO VISIT A STATE-OF-THE-ART VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY, AND TO DISCUSS VACCINE SHORTAGE, SAFETY WORLD HEALTH, AND BIOTERRORISM POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,947.71
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: NATIONAL NUTRITIONAL FOODS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ADDRESS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ATTEND THE NATIONAL NUTRITION FOODS ASSN. ANNUAL CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW
Date: Jun 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $983.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: TO PROVIDE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF WITH A MULTI-SECTOR VIEW OF THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,499.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $389.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST AND MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: American College Of Gastroenterology Inc
Purpose: THE PURPOSE IS TO EDUCATE STAFF ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER AND SCREENING TESTS CURRENTLY COVERED BY THE MEDICARE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,518.09
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: PHARMAVITE INC
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AARP ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Oct 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,025.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING STAFF TRIP ON THE BIOMEDICAL INDUSTRY IN CALIFORNIA
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,869.09
source

Destination: WHITE SULFER SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ATTEND THE BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFFS RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patricia Knight.


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.