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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.

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.

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*

Kerry Mckenney


Total cost of 16 trips: $27,579.68


Trips traveled under the office of Donald Payne

Destination: ATHENS, GREECE
Sponsor: CENTER OF EUROPEAN STUDIES & HUMANITIES
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE-"THE RESTITUTION OF THE PARTHENON MARBLES
Date: May 21, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,760.00
source

Destination: CLEWISTON AND BELLE GLADE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE & SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE CULTIVATION, HARVESTING, PROCESSING, REFINING AND MARKETING OF SUGARCANE
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $829.00
source

Destination: DOMINICA - ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Sponsor: Ross University
Purpose: MEET WITH FACULTY AND STUDENTS, TOUR CAMPUS & PARTICIPATE IN BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,723.53
source

Destination: AVIATION-RELATED MEETINGS & TOURS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS SAFETY, EFFICIENCY AND OTHER AVIATION ISSUES
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND MEETINGS & BRIEFINGS ON ECONOMIC AND SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,372.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TO ATTEND AN ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Destination: D.C. TO VERNON, NJ
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Purpose: TO VIEW THE HIGH LANDS AREA, AND RECEIVE BRIEFINGS, PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $390.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose:
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: ST. LUCIA ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN COUNCIL'S 2004 DELEGATION TO ST. LUCIA & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,831.50
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,248.00
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT, HEADS OF STATE AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CARIBBEAN NATIONS
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,982.69
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE (CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT)
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: All Kinds of Minds
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF EDUCATIONAL ISSUES AND ON-SITE PROGRAM VISIT
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $560.10
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: CARIBBEAN CAUCUS STAFF RETREAT
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS AND DISCUSSIONS OF ISSUES RELATED TO THE ECONOMY, TAXES AND TRADE
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. PRIORITIES, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS, AND U.N. MANAGEMENT
Date: Jun 16, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $507.65
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kerry Mckenney.


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.