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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*

Paul Unger


Total cost of 17 trips: $40,274.97


Trips traveled under the office of George Allen

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PENN
Sponsor: THIRD ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT INTERNET
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $615.73
source

Destination: ARMENIA
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: MEETINGS AT UN HEADQUARTERS
Date: May 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $370.00
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: DISCUSS PRIVACY, COPYRIGHT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES AND VISIT TIMEWARNER FACILITIES
Date: Aug 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,262.00
source

Destination: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: ACCOMPANY SEN. ALLEN TO MEETING WITH TIDEWATER COMMUNITY
Date: Nov 27, 2001
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: PARIS FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF FRENCH NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: Mar 31, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $3,784.00
source

Destination: BERLIN & MUNICH
Sponsor: Hanns Seidel Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND THE 17TH ANNUAL GERMAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE FOR STAFF AIDES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,964.26
source

Destination: PALO ALTO, CALIF.
Sponsor: Business Software Alliance
Purpose: MEET WITH HIGH TECH COMPANIES TO DISCUSS ISSUES PENDING BEFORE THE SENATE
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF PEER-TO-PEER TECHNOLOGY & THE IMPORTANCE OF COPYRIGHT PROTECTION
Date: Apr 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,915.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,596.70
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: TOUR AIRBUS FACILITIES, MEET WITH AIRBUS EXECUTIVES REGARDING PENDING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Jul 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,313.03
source

Destination: FRANCE AND ENGLAND
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT-FINDING TRIP ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN THE SERVICES AND AERONAUTICS SECTORS
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $7,125.00
source

Destination: MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: YAHOO! INC. AND EBAY INC.
Purpose: TOUR FACILITIES OF YAHOO AND EBAY, MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF YAHOO AND EBAY TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY IN THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,158.90
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF AOL AND TIME WARNER TO DISCUSS ISSUES PENDING BEFORE THE CONGRESS
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,318.89
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON CURRENT TRANSATLANTIC SECURITY RELATIONS, INCLUDING THE FUTURE OF IRAQ, PEACEKEEPING AND RECONSTRUCTION IN AFGHANISTAN, EU RELATIONS WITH TURKEY, AND COOPERATION ON WAR ON TERRORISM
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $1,840.00
source

Destination: CHESAPEAKE, MD
Sponsor: Association for Competitive Technology
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A SUMMIT FOCUSING ON THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR. THE GOAL OF THE SUMMIT IS TO BRING DIVERSE VIEWS ON THE CURRENT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REGIME AND HOW IT CAN BE IMPROVED
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $399.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Gordon Smith

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM/FRANKFORT, GERMANY
Sponsor: GERMAN MARSHALL FUND/EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Purpose: EVOLVING ROLE OF EUROPEAN UNION IN FOREIGN POLICY
Date: Jan 8, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $2,511.92
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Paul Unger.


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.