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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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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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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*

Carter Mcdowell


Total cost of 19 trips: $26,040.40


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,825.00
source

Destination: FACT FINDING AT INSTINET; MTGS W/ INSTINET EXECS
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $809.84
source

Destination: DROVE FROM HOME IN VA, TO BOSTON (THROUGH NYC)
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR 2001
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.75
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL MTG
Date: Nov 3, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,030.02
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER FINANCIAL AFFAIRS AND PARTICIPATION IN THE MEETING AND FACT FINDING REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE USA PATRIOT ACT
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,018.22
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: TO MAKE PRESENTATION TO LEGISLATIVE LIAISON ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S WINTER MEETING AND FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,783.90
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY/PARK CITY
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT'S FIN SERV & TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT & FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,077.63
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FLA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND SPEECH AT ABA ANNUAL MEETING OF LEGISLATION LIAISON ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,333.74
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: Bank of America Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING DATA SECURITY, CHECK TRANCATION, PRIVACY DATA PROTECTION
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $915.82
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING THE INVESTMENT BANKING BUS, PARTICULARLY DISCUSSING HEDGE FUNDS, OPTIONS, RESEARCH AND MARKET MAKING
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $540.22
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS/WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: FACT FINDING AT ANNUAL MEETING AND PARTICIPATIONS IN SEVERAL EVENTS
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,093.50
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING ABOUT REFORM EFFORTS
Date: Nov 3, 2003
Expense: $525.85
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: FACT GATHERING WITH BANKING INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,289.37
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE AND FACT GATHERING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $945.83
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE AND FACT FINDING WITH STATE BANK COMMISSIONERS AND BANKS
Date: May 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,291.52
source

Destination: SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING SWISS AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, SUCH AS THE BIS.
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,870.79
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Consumer Data Industry Association Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING: FACT ACT IMPLEMENTATION
Date: Jan 26, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $591.90
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: NORFOLK MARKETS
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING HEDGE FUNDS & MORTGAGE BACKED SECURITIES
Date: Jun 1, 2005
Expense: $436.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO CHICAGO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE: DEVELOPMENTS IN FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWS, REG., & PRACTICES
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $628.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Carter Mcdowell.


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.