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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*

Jennifer Stewart


Total cost of 9 trips: $32,179.36


Trips traveled under the office of John Boehner

Destination: LIMA, OHIO
Sponsor: General Dynamics Corporation
Purpose: TRIP TO THE JOINT SYSTEMS MANUFACTURING CENTER IN LIMA, OHIO TO LEARN ABOUT THE ONLY GOVERNMENT OWNED - CONTRACTOR OPERATED FACILITY PRODUCING COMBAT LAND SYSTEMS
Date: Jul 12, 2004
Expense: $682.24
source

Destination: BELGRADE, SERBIA
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF STUDY TOUR OF THE BALKANS, INCLUDING SERBIA, MACEDONIA, KOSOVO, AND MONTENEGRO
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,780.15
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS NORTH AMERICA FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,158.28
source

Destination: CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO DISCUSS US-MOROCCAN RELATIONS, TRADE, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL REFORM IN MOROCCO, AND THE WESTERN SAHARA
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson

Destination: AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION/BAYLOR HOSPITAL VISIT
Sponsor: American Hospital Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,520.08
source


Trips traveled under the office of Gregory Meeks

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT.
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: CARIBBEAN TRADE MINISTERIAL
Date: May 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,293.80
source

Destination: QUITO, ECUADOR
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: III BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE AT THE XXXIV OAS GEN. ASSEMBLY
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,638.04
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Dec 13, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $12,141.77
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jennifer Stewart.


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.