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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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    Rising prices on the poorest

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  • 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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Alex Nock


Total cost of 11 trips: $10,230.11


Trips traveled under the office of William Clay

Destination: ANCHORAGE AND BARROW, ALASKA
Sponsor: Council of The Great City Schools
Purpose: VIEW SCHOOLS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND SEVERAL SPEAKING
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $2,465.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Center for Family Literacy
Purpose: SEVERAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,265.00
source

Destination: BOSNIA, SARAJEVO
Sponsor: Center for Civic Education
Purpose: VIEW OPERATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,362.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of George Miller

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Federally Impacted Schools
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $725.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: University of Phoenix
Purpose: TOUR COLLEGE CAMPUSES IN PHOENIX AND IN VEGAS, MEET WITH UNIVERSITY, OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $648.11
source

Destination: ST. PETESBURG, FL
Sponsor: National Workforce Association (NWA)
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $487.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: National Center for Family Literacy
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE, ATTEND CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Date: Feb 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $919.00
source

Destination: TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT SEMI ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $775.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Purpose: TO VIEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMING OPERATIONS AT A PUBLIC BROADCASTING STATION
Date: Dec 14, 2004
Expense: $354.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Council of The Great City Schools
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $745.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: National Center for Family Literacy
Purpose: SPEAK AT NCFL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $485.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Alex Nock.


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.