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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*

Russell Middleton


Total cost of 16 trips: $17,151.60


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RURAL ELECTRIC COOPS.
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: LUBBOCK, TX & PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: BAKERSFIELD, TULARE, AND VISALIA CA
Sponsor: Valley Farm Credit
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT AGRICULTURE IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CA
Date: Aug 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,299.32
source

Destination: TULSA, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
Sponsor: WICHITA FARM CREDIT
Purpose: TOUR AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY OF EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
Date: Aug 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $889.00
source

Destination: THIBODAUX & NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: STUDY SUGAR CANE, RESEARCH, HARVEST & PROCESSING
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $766.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $659.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FCC 19TH ANNUAL MEETING LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND OTHER RELATED SESSIONS.
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $1,380.81
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jan 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $768.57
source

Destination: ELKINS & ROMNEY, WV
Sponsor: Farm Credit of the Virginias
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURE OF WEST VIRGINIA
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO BETTER UNDERSTAND CURRENT CONCERNS OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,960.27
source


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL-FLORIDA EVERGLADES-WEST PALM BEACH-DCA
Sponsor: FL SUGAR CANE LEAGUE/SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FL
Purpose: TO LEARN OF THE CHALLENGES FACING THE AMERICAN SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $996.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE KY TO LEXINGTON, KY TO LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: SPECIFICALLY, TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ISSUES FACING TOBACCO PRODUCERS AND GENERALLY TO LEARN ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE TO KENTUCKY
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $589.65
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOISE, IDAHO TO SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO HEAR AND DISCUSS THE CONCERNS AND ISSUES FACING THE DOMESTIC SWEETNER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,498.14
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MINNESOTA CORN AND ETHANOL INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 19, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.34
source


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Stenholm

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND A SERIES OF BRIEFINGS ON THE CHALLENGES FACING ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Russell Middleton.


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.