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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*

Michael Sullivan


Total cost of 27 trips: $45,396.82


Trips traveled under the office of Mary Bono

Destination: DC-LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-BROADCAST, DTV, COPYRIGHT ISSUES
Date: May 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,358.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,527.50
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE: CABLE ISSUES
Date: Apr 3, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,435.49
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TELECOM FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,934.77
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Ensign

Destination: PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON HIGH-TECH ISSUES AND SITE VISITS TO HIGH-TECH FIRMS
Date: Jun 29, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,063.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING-VISIT AND TOUR OF TELCO CENTRAL OFFICE AND EDUCATIONAL BRIEFINGS BY TELCO EXECUTIVES
Date: Oct 8, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,869.23
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: YAHOO AND EBAY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO RESEARCH INTERNET RELATED ISSUES
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.90
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CABLE ISSUES FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,987.62
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEAK ON TECHNOLOGY ISSUES AND BRIEFINGS ON TECHNOLOGY
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,096.97
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE STAFF TRIP-SPOKE AND RECEIVED BRIEFINGS ON ECONOMIC AND POLICY ISSUES
Date: Feb 16, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,665.00
source

Destination: LA AND SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: BRIEFINGS AND PLANT TOURS RELATED TO THE IT INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,242.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL ABOUT VOIP AND FACT FINDING ABOUT TELECOM ISSUES
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $260.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKER ON VOIP PANEL AND FACT FINDING TRIP RELATED TO HIGH TECH TASK FORCE DUTIES
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,896.88
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO CABLE INDUSTRY
Date: May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,988.76
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: ALASKA TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACTFINDING VISITS WITH RURAL TELCOS
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,874.47
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: SPEAK AT PFF TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE AND PARTICIPATE IN FACT FINDING WORKSHOPS AND BRIEFINGS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,746.25
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Business Political Action Committees
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND GAVE 3 DIFFERENT SPEECHES
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $714.94
source

Destination: ORLANDO AND CAPE CANAVERAL FLORIDA
Sponsor: SES Americom
Purpose: SATELLITE LAUNCH AND BRIEFINGS
Date: Dec 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $963.89
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON HIGH TECH ISSUES AND EQUIPMENT
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,079.47
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $383.00
source

Destination: SARASOTA, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND PANEL PARTICIPATION ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,889.79
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,408.80
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: LAW AND ECONOMICS CLASSES RELATED TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,559.78
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING--TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,868.50
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO CABLE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,405.88
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO VISIT THE LABS OF BELLSOUTH AND VIEW IPTV TECHNOLOGIES BEING DEVELOPED AND TO DISCUSS POLICY IMPLICATIONS
Date: Apr 18, 2005
Expense: $571.94
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO BROADCAST AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
Date: May 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,463.99
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Sullivan.


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.