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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*

Gordon Taylor


Total cost of 20 trips: $35,155.75


Trips traveled under the office of Chris John

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: NATURAL GAS SEMINAR AND PIPELINE FIELD TRIP
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,768.17
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: TOUR NATURAL RESOURCE PROJECTS AND OBSERVE ALASKA ISSUES
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,674.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: United States-Morroco Council on Trade and Investment
Purpose: TO FOSTER TRADE AND FOREIGN RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MOROCCO
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,585.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: FORUM ON ELECTRIC POWER ISSUES
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: U.K. NUCLEAR REPROCESSING AND ENRICHMENT FACILITIES
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT BRITISH NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,542.93
source

Destination: NY, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DISCUSSION WITH CABLE EXECUTIVES ABOUT THE INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,502.14
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: VISIT DETROIT AUTO SHOW AND TOUR AUTO FACILITIES
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,868.80
source

Destination: ATTEND ANNUAL CONVENTION
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WIRELESS 2002 CONVENTION
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $950.79
source

Destination: PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $861.57
source

Destination: MEET WITH SONGWRITERS AND MUSIC EXECUTIVES
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CHALLENGES FACING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 14, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $928.00
source

Destination: VISIT MICROSOFT HEADQUARTERS
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: VISIT MICROSOFT CAMPUS; DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,005.81
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH FCC, IMPACT OF TRIENNIAL REVIEW, HEALTH OF TELECOM SECTOR
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TELECOM CONFERENCE IN AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,595.00
source

Destination: 3 DAY CONFERENCE AT NEMACOLIN RESORT, FARMINGTON PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFINEON, LEVEL(3) COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, TELECORDIA, SBCA, SPRNT,UNIVERSAL
Purpose: TECH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $863.36
source

Destination: PORTLAND; OREGON; SEATTLE
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: VISIT WITH LEADERS OF THE HIGH TECH COMMUNITY
Date: Jun 29, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,063.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: UNIVERSAL SERVICE DISCUSSION
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $921.28
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC POLICY RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,330.39
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2004 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,279.63
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING POLICY RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,812.62
source

Destination: HOTSPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $909.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 24, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,044.26
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Gordon Taylor.


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.