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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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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.

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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

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    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*

Debra Marshall


Total cost of 9 trips: $12,765.35


Trips traveled under the office of Fred Upton

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO CONFERENCE
Date: May 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $464.08
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: RAILWAY TIE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON WORKING WITH CONGRESS
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,359.66
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-DETROIT MI
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON NHTSA LAWS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,010.93
source

Destination: STOWE VT
Sponsor: Northeast Public Power Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT ENERGY NEEDS OF SMALL NORTHEASTERN STATES & TOUR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $856.60
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS IN
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HOUSING PROGRAMS FOR LOW INCOME & DISADVENTAGED
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $658.57
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT CABLE AND VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP)
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,109.16
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE AUTO INDUSTRY & THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF NEW VEHICLES
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,120.20
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,113.11
source

Destination: BERLIN - POBDCM SPEYER - HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT POLITICAL & ECONOMIC TRENDS IN GERMANY AND SOLIDIFY OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GERMAN LEADERS
Date: Aug 28, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $3,073.04
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Debra Marshall.


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.