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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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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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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*

Michael Rawson


Total cost of 12 trips: $24,058.56


Trips traveled under the office of Conrad Burns

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: DETERMINE TRENDS IN HIGH-TECH SECTOR TO FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MONTANA
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,355.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PROTECT FUTURE OF FREE, OVER-THE-AIR TELEVISION FOR MT WHILE DELIVERING BENEFITS FROM DIGITAL TRANSACTION
Date: Apr 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $997.89
source

Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: US-Asia Network
Purpose: OPEN UP AND EXPAND MARKETS IN KOREA FOR MT COMPANIES TO CREATE HIGH-TECH JOBS IN MT
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NCTA'S NATIONAL SHOW
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,460.92
source

Destination: KAZAKHSTAN
Sponsor: International Tax and Investment Center
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN'S ECONOMY AND TRADE
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $11,120.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO EXPLORE WAYS TO BETTER BRING BROADBAND TO RURAL AREAS OF MONTANA
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $548.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE MOST EFFICIENT TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION TO PRESERVE NEWS AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION FOR MONTANANS
Date: Apr 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.66
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: EDS AND AFCEA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NAVY MARINE CORPS INTRANET INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jun 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $955.70
source

Destination: BILLINGS, MONTANA
Sponsor: Bresnan Communications
Purpose: TO DETERMINE THE BEST WAYS TO BUILD-OUT BROADBAND AND E-911 CAPABILITIES OVER CABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $732.00
source

Destination: DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: TECHNOCOM
Purpose: TO EXAMINE CUTTING-EDGE E-911 GEOLOCATION TECHNOLOGIES TO ENHANCE MONTANA'S EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Aug 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,521.84
source

Destination: BRECKENRIDGE, CO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, INTRADO, VONAGE
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND HOW E-911 TECHNOLOGIES APPLY TO VOICE-OVER-IP (VOIP) SERVICES, AND HOW THESE SERVICE APPLY TO RURAL MONTANA
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO BETTER UNDERSTAND ISSUES RELATED IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS IN RURAL MONTANA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,566.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Rawson.


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.