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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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    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.
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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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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*

William Bonvillian


Total cost of 28 trips: $19,552.26


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Lieberman

Destination: ANNAPOLIS, MD
Sponsor: KELLOGG FOUNDATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE OF THE FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION ON TECHNOLOGY AND GLOBALIZATION
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $212.60
source

Destination: GLENDALE, ARIZ
Sponsor: American Graduate School of International Management at Thunderbird
Purpose: TEACH CLASSES/SEMINAR AND MEET WITH FACULTY ON U.S. GOV'T ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND R&D LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $498.01
source

Destination: WILLIAM AND MARY UNIV., WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: College of William and Mary
Purpose: MEET WITH POLITICAL SCIENCE CLASSES TO REVIEW MAJOR LEGISLATION PROPOSALS SOUGHT BY SEN. LIEBERMAN THIS YEAR
Date: Mar 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $230.00
source

Destination: AIRLIE CONF. CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $278.75
source

Destination: GLENDALE, ARIZ
Sponsor: American Graduate School of International Management at Thunderbird
Purpose: MAKE PRESENTATION TO STUDENTS AND FACULTY ON U.S. GOV'T ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND R&D LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $580.00
source

Destination: PRINCETON UNIV., PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: MEETING AND DISCUSSION WITH STUDENTS AT PRINCETON'S WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL ON FEDERAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY ISSUES AND RELATED LEGISLATION
Date: Feb 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $263.00
source

Destination: WILLIAM AND MARY UNIV., WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: College of William and Mary
Purpose: MEET WITH STUDENTS AND FACULTY AND REVIEW SENATE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY ISSUES
Date: Mar 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $64.61
source

Destination: UNIVERSITY OF CALIF., AT SAN DIEGO, CALIF
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE AND WORKING SESSIONS ON US COMPETITIVENESS AND INNOVATION POLICIES
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,008.50
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASS
Sponsor: Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS AND BRIEFINGS AT MIT AND LINCOLN LABORATORY ON DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
source

Destination: GLENDALE, ARIZ
Sponsor: American Graduate School of International Management at Thunderbird
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS/CLASS ON FEDERAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $555.50
source

Destination: AIRLIE, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON POLICY/CONFERENCE ON ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS IN 2002
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $341.10
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON ENERGY TECHNOLOGY POLICY
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $909.60
source

Destination: WILLIAM & MARY UNIV., WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: College of William and Mary
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CLASSES/SEMINARS ON THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND LEADING POLICY ISSUES NOW PENDING BEFORE CONGRESS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $99.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.73
source

Destination: MIT CAMPUS, CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Sponsor: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & ALFRED SLOAN FOUNDATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONF. ON TRANSPORTATION POLICY
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,590.14
source

Destination: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV., PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Carnegie Mellon University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONF. ON COMPUTER SECURITY AND HOME AND SECURITY
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $531.10
source

Destination: ASPEN INSTITUTE, COLORADO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS; FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: ARMONK, N.Y.
Sponsor: COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS/IBM CORP
Purpose: WORKING SESSION ON U.S. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION POLICY OPTIONS
Date: Feb 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $396.00
source

Destination: GEORGIA TECH, ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAM ON U.S. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION STRATEGIES AND POLICIES
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY, WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: College of William and Mary
Purpose: TEACH POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES ON US. POLICY ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $120.26
source

Destination: MIT, CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Sponsor: SLOAN FOUNDATION AND THE MASS. INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Purpose: SEMINARS AND CONFERENCE ON HEALTH CARE POLICY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,027.80
source

Destination: NEW YORK, N.Y.
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL INNOVATION POLICIES
Date: Apr 27, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $316.20
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILL
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: PARTICIPATE AND SEE INT'L MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $899.25
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, N.C.
Sponsor: INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL R&D AND OUTSOURCING ISSUES
Date: Oct 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $467.70
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS AND THE ALFRED SLOAN FOUNDATION
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON "AMERICA'S INNOVATION ECONOMY"
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $370.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE POLICY AND POLITICAL ISSUES
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,193.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Sponsor: MIT AND THE ALFRED SLOAN FOUNDATION
Purpose: CONFERENCE WITH SENIOR FACULTY AND TELECOMM EXPERTS ON THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION - POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES, IN PREPARATION FOR UPCOMING TELECOMM LEGISLATIVE DEBATE
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $928.61
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Bonvillian.


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.