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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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  • 12.16.14

    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.

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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Brandon Steinmann


Total cost of 7 trips: $10,126.81


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Feeney

Destination: TRIP TO JACKSONVILLE, ORLANDO, AND KEYWEST FLORIDA POWER FACILITIES
Sponsor: FLORIDA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION AND FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT PUBLIC POWER IN GENERAL AND SPECIFICALLY ABOUT FLORIDA'S COMMUNITY-OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,885.27
source

Destination: PANEL PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS THROUGHOUT FRIDAY P.M. AND SATURDAY
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFINCOM, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, SPRINT, AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Purpose: TO RECEIVE PRESENTATIONS ON VARIOUS ISSUES AFFECTING THE INTERACT AND THE WORLD OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $715.10
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO GET A CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE CABLE INDUSTRY; DISCUSS THE CURRENT CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION THAT EFFECTS THEIR INDUSTRY, DISCUSSION OF CURRENT FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND THE FUTURE AFFAIR ACCESS TO CONSUMERS IN THE CABLE VERSUS SATELLITE ARENA
Date: Apr 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,691.14
source

Destination: SAN JOSE-SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: APPLIED MATERIALS, AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, HEWLETT-PACKARD, INTEL, SBC, AND SOLECTRON CORP
Purpose: THIS 3 DAY FORUM ALLOWED STAFF TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE INNER WORKINGS OF HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING. A SERIES OF COMPANY VISITS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES HELPED ILLUSTRATE THE IMPACT OF THE HIGH-TECH COMMUNITY ON THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE AND SERVE AS A BA
Date: May 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $905.90
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ric Keller

Destination: REVIEW OF RIDE SAFETY AND ACCESSABILITY AT UNIVERSAL & WALT DISNEY WORLD ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: REVIEW OF RIDE SAFETY AND ACCESSABILITY AT MAJOR AMUSEMENT PARKS
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,118.48
source

Destination:
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP ANALYZING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY/COPYRIGHT ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Anne Northup

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY / LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/INDUSTRY RELATED
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $552.92
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brandon Steinmann.


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.