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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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    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

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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.

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Trips by*

Christine Kurth


Total cost of 7 trips: $14,251.80


Trips traveled under the office of Ted Stevens

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING BY USTA AND NAM ON CHANGES IN THE MARKETPLACE IN CONTEXT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAWS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,914.08
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: NCTA/GCI
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL CABLE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASS'N CONVENTION WITH SEN. STEVENS
Date: May 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,220.50
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK; KOTZEBUE, AK; DILLINGHAM, AK
Sponsor: General Communication
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO VIEW TELECOM SITE IN RURAL AK AND VIEW A CABLE TELEPHONY SITE
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,467.89
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ASPEN SUMMIT CONFERENCE ON TELECOM AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND PARTICIPATE IN A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,809.86
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CTIA CONVENTION (WIRELESS INDUSTRY CONVENTION) ATTEND CONVENTION SESSIONS REVIEW THE FLOOR EXHIBITS AND SPEAK ON PANEL
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,298.80
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND SEMINARS ON TELECOM INCLUDING HISTORY OF TELECOM LAWS COMPETITION ACROSS PLATFORMS & IP VIDEO DEMONSTRATION AND TO SIT ON A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF PANEL
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,294.40
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND WITH SENATOR STEVENS THE ANNUAL NCTA CONVENTION, TO ATTEND MEETINGS, TO VIEW THE CONVENTION FLOOR EXHIBITS AND TO SIT ON A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF PANEL
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,246.27
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christine Kurth.


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.