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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*

Jayme White


Total cost of 10 trips: $25,801.99


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mcdermott

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH SINGAPORE
Date: Feb 1, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,680.54
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BUSINESS MODEL OF IMPORTANT COMPANIES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,529.30
source

Destination: DC TO NYC
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TAX DEDUCTABLE BONDS WORK TO FINANCE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $705.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,022.25
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT CONFRONT AFRICA
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $562.50
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: AGAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW FEDERAL TAX POLICY AFFECTS U.S. FIRMS OPERATING IN SILICON VALLEY AND INVOLVED IN THE IT SECTOR OF THE ECONOMY
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,828.85
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FEDERAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT MICROSOFT AND OTHER HIGH TECHNOLOGY FIRMS LOCATED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Date: Aug 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,979.12
source

Destination: BRASILIA, BRAZIL TO RIO DE JAINERO
Sponsor: Brazil Information Center
Purpose: TO CREATE STRONGER TRES BETWEEN THE US AND BRAZIL, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY ON DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES AND FIND WAYS TO BELIEVE CONSENSUS ON MATTERS CURRENTLY OR DISPUTE
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $6,660.60
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: National Foreign Trade Council
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPACT OF HOW INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW IMPACTS AMERICAN COMPANIES ABILITY TO COMPETE IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO O'HARE
Sponsor: BAXTER HEALTHCARE, USG CORP, SMURFIT-STONE, CABE-PILLER QUALITY FLEAT WORKS, BOEING, SIGNODE, PEPSI CO
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
Date: Aug 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,162.13
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jayme White.


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.