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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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  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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*

Jane Oates


Total cost of 10 trips: $5,036.00


Trips traveled under the office of Edward Kennedy

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ASSO
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS ON WIA
Date: Nov 14, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $235.50
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASS
Sponsor: Northeastern University
Purpose: WIA IMPLEMENTATION-PARTICIPATION IN CONF
Date: Dec 6, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $333.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE OF STATE HIGHER EDUCATION EXECUTIVE OFFICERS (SHEEO)
Date: Aug 16, 2002
Expense: $267.09
source

Destination: CINCINNATI
Sponsor: Center for Occupational Research and Development
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL TECH PREP NETWORK CONFERENCE-ABOUT VOCATIONAL ED/WIA
Date: Oct 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,152.63
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: SPEAK AT NUL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 28, 2003
Expense: $827.15
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Northeastern University
Purpose: SPEAK AT NORTHEASTERN CENTER FOR LABOR MARKET SHARES
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $167.50
source

Destination: BOULDER, CO
Sponsor: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
Purpose: PRESENTATION ON HEA REAUTHORIZATION FOR COUNCIL ON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS OF NASULGC
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $733.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Council for Opportunity in Education
Purpose: SPEAK ON HIGHER EDUCATION ACT (HEA) REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Sep 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $452.00
source

Destination: BOSTON & WORCESTER, MA
Sponsor: NEASC AND WORCESTER POLYTECH INSTITUTE
Purpose: NEW ENGLAND ASSOC. OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ANNUAL MEETING WITH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $388.63
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Purpose: SPEAK ON TITLE II OF HEA REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Feb 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $479.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jane Oates.


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.