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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*

Bill Wichterman


Total cost of 17 trips: $15,585.20


Trips traveled under the office of Bill Frist

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: RIAA AND GMA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $828.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: Ethics and Public Policy Center
Purpose: EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: WASH, DC-MONTGOMERY, AL-BIRMINGHAM, AL-NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,093.00
source

Destination: PHILA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,064.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Prison Fellowship Ministries
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Sep 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Mar 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Trinity Forum
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: FAITH & LAW
Purpose: SPEAKING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $593.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Pitts

Destination: OSPREY POINT, ROYAL OAK, MD
Sponsor: WILBERFORCE FORUM (PRISON FELLOWSHIP), AND FAITH & LAW
Purpose: EDUCATION/POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Date: Aug 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,276.00
source

Destination: STRATEGY FOR 107TH CONGRESS - MEETINGS
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: STRATEGY MEETINGS
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $282.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: MUSIC INDUSTRY BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $875.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $324.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Prison Fellowship Ministries
Purpose:
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,002.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,647.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: WILBERFORCE FORUM (PRISON FELLOWSHIP) AND FAITH & LAW
Purpose: EXPLORATION OF LEGISLATIVE MEANS OF CULTURAL RENEWAL
Date: Aug 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $863.20
source

Destination: BUFFALO, NY
Sponsor: Houghton College
Purpose: SPEAKING TO STUDENTS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $390.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bill Wichterman.


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.