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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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    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*

Theresa Lavery


Total cost of 11 trips: $13,040.08


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: YUCCA MTN.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF YUCCA MOUNTAIN BY DOE
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: TOUR COAL PLANT & NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,101.59
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON CABLE ISSUES AND VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL.
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,177.40
source

Destination: GILLETTE, WY
Sponsor: Domestic Petroleum Council
Purpose: NATURAL GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION FIELD TRIP.
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $882.85
source

Destination: NY LAGUARDIA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CABLE FACILITIES VISIT AND INFORMATIONAL DISCUSSION ABOUT 1996 TELECOM ACT POSSIBLE REWRITE AND CABLE INDUSTRY ISSUES.
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,374.69
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, VONAGE, INTRADO
Purpose: TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT REWRITE, AND SPECIFICALLY VOTP TECHNOLOGY
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source

Destination: ARLINGTON, TX TO D/FW AIRPORT
Sponsor: Dallas-Fort Worth Airport International Airport
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TOUR OF NEW TERMINAL
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $370.73
source

Destination: D.C. TO LONG BEACH, CA
Sponsor: SATELLITE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TOUR OF SATELLITE FACILITIES DURING THEIR CONFERENCE. EDUCATION OF SATELLITE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: May 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $607.20
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA RIVERSIDE, CA FLIGHT TO LAS VEGAS, RETURN FROM LAS VEGAS TO D.C.
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR EDUCATION ON ENERGY ISSUES WITH FOCUS ON PUBLIC POWER
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,695.19
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DALLAS/FT. WORTH ROUNDTRIP
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: 3-DAY TRIP (JULY 6-8) TO VISIT VARIOUS MANUFACTURERS' FACILITIES, AND TO DISCUSS FEDERAL POLICIES AFFECTING THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $1,421.68
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - ANCHORAGE, AK; ANCHORAGE TO DILLINGHAM, AK AND TOGIAK, AK
Sponsor: General Communication
Purpose: RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SITE VISIT
Date: Aug 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,234.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Theresa Lavery.


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.