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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*

Greg Mesack


Total cost of 27 trips: $44,119.67


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Ney

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ISSUES FACING THE MORTGAGE AND HOUSING INDUSTRIES
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,245.62
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY AND TRUMBULL CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT THE NASDAQ MARKETS
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $896.86
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SECURITIES TRADING AND SECURITIES COMPANIES
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $891.25
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND MERRILL LYNCH
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT OUR NATIONS CAPITAL MARKETS
Date: May 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,814.75
source

Destination: TUSCON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,322.04
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: UBS AG Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $797.85
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,270.60
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $893.47
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,115.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT AN SIA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,704.15
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONS
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $839.06
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Mortgage Bankers Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MORTGAGE BANKERS NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Oct 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,013.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $876.52
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $749.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: FANNIE MAE & FREDDIE MAC
Purpose:
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,623.56
source

Destination: ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,005.48
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Manufactured Housing Association
Purpose: 1. ON SITE TOUR OF MANUFACTURED HOUSING FACILITIES 2. REVIEW ISSUES AFFECTING MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 17, 2003
Expense: $2,144.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,430.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON/FANNIE MAE
Purpose: TO ATTEND AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE ROLE OF MORTGAGE FINANCE IN OUR NATION'S SECURITIES MARKETS
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $691.85
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND MALAYSIAN GROUPS, SO AS TO LEARN ABOUT THE COUNTRY OF MALAYSIA AND ITS CURRENT INTERNATIONAL POLICY ISSUES, SUCH AS TRADE, FOREIGH AFFAIRS, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $6,026.08
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: TO MEET WITH INSTINET COMPANY OFFICIALS AND LEARN ABOUT THE OPERATIONS OF INSTINET'S BROKER DEALER AND ALTERNATIVE DISPLAY FACILITY
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $766.42
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN REGULATORY AND LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS WITH ACB MEMBERS AT THE ACB NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,347.69
source

Destination: MUMBAI, INDIA. RETURN FROM DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE CHANGING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN INDIA, MEET WITH INDIAN COMPANIES, AND TO MEET WITH INDIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,294.86
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET, AND THE IMPACTS OF STATE SUBPRIME LENDING LAWS ON THAT MARKET.
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE NATION OF SINGAPORE, DISCUSS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE US-SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT LEARN ABOUT SINGAPORE'S COUNTER-TERRORISM PROGRAMS, AND MEET WITH SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,296.19
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Mesack.


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.