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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.

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Trips by*

Matthew Strawn


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,095.63


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Rogers

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS -- MET WITH EMPLOYEES AND MANAGEMENT
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATION ON ENERGY/COMMODITY TRADING PRACTICES
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,998.42
source

Destination: MEETINGS AT CHICAGO BO OF TRADE, CBOE, CHICAGO MERC, CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE AND CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: EDUCATION ON COMMODITIES/FUTURES/OPTIONS MARKETS
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,252.33
source

Destination: MEETINGS AT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE ON 3-22-02
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT STOCK EXCHANGE PRACTICES; REGULATORY COMPLIANCE; AND MARKET DATA ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $888.27
source

Destination: BUSINESS & ECONOMIC SUMMITT; ROUNDTABLE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES IN 108TH CONGRESS
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FINANCIAL SERVICES & GENERAL BUSINESS ISSUES FOCUS, 108TH CONG.
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,365.06
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT, WHICH INCLUDED EDUCATIONAL PANELS ON OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND LEGISLATIVE ISSUES UPDATES
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: BERLIN-HEIDELBERG-STUGGART, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE ON ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, WAR ON TERRORISM, GLOBAL ECONOMICS AND DOMESTIC POLICIES IN EU
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,855.99
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $563.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Vivendi Universal
Purpose: STAFFED CONG. ROGERS DURING HIS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT WITH EMPLOYEES OF UMG
Date: Apr 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $712.56
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Matthew Strawn.


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.