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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*

Steven Wall


Total cost of 13 trips: $13,742.41


Trips traveled under the office of Trent Lott

Destination: LAKE MANASSAS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Citizens for Civil Justice Reform
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE RE: "CIVIL JUSTICE REFORM: THE YEAR 2000"
Date: Dec 9, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $207.00
source

Destination: MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA
Sponsor: National Fisheries Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING THE CATFISH, SHRIMP, AND OYSTER INDUSTRIES
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $935.08
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS)
Purpose: ATTEND ALTS ANNUAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 3, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $904.90
source

Destination: MIDDLETOWN NJ, NEW YORK NY, BEDMINSTER NJ
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP: VISIT AND TOUR AT&T LABS AND GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $520.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: COPYRIGHT PROTECTION CONFERENCE / FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,921.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY & SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,824.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON CABLE ISSUES
Date: Dec 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,538.14
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA & SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: HIGH TECH FACT FINDING / SITE VISIT TRIP
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,940.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: ACT, ALCATEL, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFINCON, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, TELCORDIA, SBCA, SPRINT, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Purpose: TECH POLICY 2003 FIFTH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $653.68
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: FOURTH ANNUAL CTIA POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $502.33
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CABLE INDUSTRY FACT-FINDING TRIP, INCLUDING STUDY OF CABLE IP TELEPHONY, BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT, & DIGITAL TELEVISION
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,095.07
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND ISSUES CONFERENCE: "FASTER FORWARD: THE CABLE INDUSTRY'S TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS"
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $901.21
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTEND 2004 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $800.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Steven Wall.


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.