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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*

Chris Mccannell


Total cost of 24 trips: $75,997.47


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Crowley

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE/MERRILL LYNCH
Purpose: STAFF FRESHMAN DELEGATION TO NYSE
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $733.00
source

Destination: UNITED NATION, NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: MEET WITH UN LEADERS INCLUDING DIRECTOR OF UNFDA/UNDF AND WEGG AMBASSADORS
Date: Jan 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $479.25
source

Destination: DC-NEW YORK-JOHANNESBURG-MALAWI
Sponsor: POPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL, US COMMITTEE FOR UNFPA
Purpose: VISIT HIV/AIDS, FAMILY PLANNING, CHILD SURVIVAL
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $12,433.44
source

Destination: BERLIN, DRESDEN, PRAGUE
Sponsor: Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Purpose: MEETING WITH GERMAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL ON EASTERN EUROPE/EU INTEGRATION
Date: Dec 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,580.16
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - NEW DELHI - BOMBAY - BANGLADESH - DC
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL MEETINGS WITH INDIAN LEADERS
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $5,952.64
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - FT. LANDERDALE - NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: TRAVEL WITH MEMBER FOR A SPEECH
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $294.09
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - BEIJING - SHANGHAI - HONG KONG
Sponsor: US - ASIC INSTITUTE, (PART OF FULLBRIGHT PROGRAM) BETTER HONG KONG FOUNDATION
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO MEET WITH CHINESE OFFICIALS AND AMERICAN COMPANIES
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (15 days)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: CYPRUS
Sponsor: International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus
Purpose: TO ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CYPRUS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,985.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: VISIT GROUND ZERO AND SEE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RE-BUILDING
Date: Oct 19, 2001
Expense: $277.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK-DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Sponsor: BANGLADESH ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE, AND, BANGLADESH GARMENT MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES AND TO VISIT BANGLADESHI GARMENT INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,225.00
source

Destination: TRUMBALL, CT-NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: VISIT NASDAQ, LEARN ABOUT NASDAQ STOCK MARKET
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $886.65
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ASSET BACKED SECURITIES
Date: May 29, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $799.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF US SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT-US-ASEAN INIATIVE
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,081.44
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: TO VIEW THE OPENING OF NASDAQ AND LEARN ABOUT FINANCIAL MARKETS
Date: Mar 14, 2003
Expense: $309.64
source

Destination: DOHA, QATAR-BOMBAY, INDIA-NEW DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE MARKET FOUNDATION/UNIVERSITY OF QATAR
Purpose: CONFERENCE IN DOHA ON FREE TRADE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $9,219.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: VISIT MICROSOFT CAMPUS, MEETINGS WITH MICROSOFT EXECUTIVES
Date: May 29, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,998.43
source

Destination: VIENNA, AUSTRIA(PERSONAL) - YEREVAN, AREMENIA
Sponsor: Armenian National Committee
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, MEET WITH ACADEMICS, VISIT US AID PROJECTS IN EARTHQUAKE DESTRUCTION ZONE
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,077.77
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA-HYDERABAD, INDIA-MUMBAI, INDIA-DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Sponsor: INDIA (7 DAYS IN COUNTRY) CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRIES BANGLADESH (4 DAYS IN COUNTRY) FEDERATION OF BANGLADESHI CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: DELEGATION VISIT TO INDIA TO MEET WITH POLITICAL AND BUSINESS
Date: Jan 1, 2004 (15 days)
Expense: $9,199.59
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: VISIT NYSE WITH A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO LEARN ABOUT EQUITY MARKETS
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $462.42
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Association of Advertising Agencies
Purpose: TO VISIT A NEW YORK CITY ADVERTISING AGENCY AND DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $638.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CHICAGO, IL-NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Financial Services Roundtable
Purpose: TO STAFF THE MEMBER OF CONGRESS FOR A SPEECH BEFORE THE HOUSING POLICY COUNCIL
Date: May 21, 2004
Expense: $178.20
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,334.38
source

Destination: SRI LANKA
Sponsor: Communications Consortium Media Center
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $932.95
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO STAFF CONGRESSMAN CROWLEY ON VISIT TO NYSE WITH FRESHMAN MEMBER'S OF THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $920.42
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Chris Mccannell.


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.