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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

    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*

J J Piskadlo


Total cost of 13 trips: $31,484.97


Trips traveled under the office of Danny Davis

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST HAND STARBUCKS CORPORATION AND MICROSOFT AT THEIR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,913.12
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Davis

Destination: TAMPA, PLANT CITY, LAKE WALES FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $823.92
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,570.00
source

Destination: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA & BRASILIA, RIO - BRAZIL
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING, TRADE ISSUES
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,880.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: FL AGRICULTURE SUMMIT
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $578.96
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR & PERANG, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,068.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELIGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,520.00
source

Destination: KENTUCKY
Sponsor: AIRDRIE STUD, BURLEY LEAF TOBACCO DEALERS ASSOCIATION, INC., BURLEY STABILIZATION CORPORATION, BURLEY TOBACCO GROWERS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, CENTRAL KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL CREDIT ASSOCIATION, COUNCIL FOR BURLEY TOBACCO, INC., DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA, FA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP REGARDING KENTUCKY AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS NGOS
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,905.60
source

Destination: BOGOTA AND ARAUCA, COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: RESEARCH: CONFLICT, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DRUG POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,280.00
source

Destination: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS WITH WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Destination: PALO ALTO AND SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Business Software Alliance
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,640.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named J J Piskadlo.


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.