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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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    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.
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    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*

Vince Sampson


Total cost of 12 trips: $15,789.58


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Pombo

Destination: RAPID CITY, SD, PIERRE, SD, WHEATLAND, WY
Sponsor: Missouri River Energy Services
Purpose: TO TOUR OHOI DAM, MISSOURI BASIN POWER PLANT TO UNDERSTAND NEEDS OF SMALL MUNICIPAL POWER PRODUCERS
Date: Jul 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,394.62
source

Destination: FLAGSTAFF, AZ, PAGE, AZ
Sponsor: Colorado River Energy Distributors Association
Purpose: TO TOUR HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES AND DISCUSS RELATED ISSUES SUCHAS SOIL EROSION AND EFFECTS ON ENDANGERED/THREATENED SPECIES
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,135.10
source

Destination: WENATCHEE, WA - CHELAN, WA - LEVENWORTH, WA
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: TO VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT HYDROPOWER RESOURCES ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER AREA. IN ADDITION TO UNDERSTAND PUBLIC POWER AND ITS ROLE IN THE REGION
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,297.53
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO VISIT CAMPUS AND DISCUSS RANGE OF ISSUES AND TECHNOLOGIES RELEVANT TO THE COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,282.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES WITHIN THE MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $920.29
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - JACKSON, WY
Sponsor: Shell Oil Co
Purpose: TO TOUR THE PINEDALE NATURAL GAS FACILITY IN PINEDALE, WY
Date: Aug 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $277.00
source

Destination: JACKSON, WY
Sponsor: Independent Petroleum Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AT THE LAND ACCESS STRATEGY MEETING
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,425.08
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO PREVIEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT MAY BE DEPLOYED TO ADDRESS NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,731.44
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND SCI'S ANNUAL CONVENTION AND ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON FISH & WILDLIFE ISSUES
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $990.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Family Farm Alliance
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL DISCUSSING WATER ISSUES BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES
Date: Mar 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $673.60
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: TO VISIT HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES IN OR WA, DISCUSS ESA: NEPA ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,492.92
source

Destination: RALEIGH DURHAM
Sponsor: Duke University
Purpose: TO GIVE A PRESENTATION TO ATTENDEES OF THE CURRENT & EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AT DUKE UNIVS. THE PRESENTATION WAS ON THE NEPA TASK FORCE
Date: Jun 15, 2005
Expense: $170.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Vince Sampson.


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.