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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*

Patrice Willoughby


Total cost of 11 trips: $16,018.66


Trips traveled under the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Destination: NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: BRIEFING ON ENERGY FUTURES MARKET
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $415.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON
Sponsor: American Petroleum Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP OF BRIEFINGS AND TOURS TO EXAMINE THE OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY, EXPLORATION, REFINING, PRODUCTION OF NATURAL GAS AND OIL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,968.00
source

Destination: BRONX JOB CORPS, NY, NY, EDISON JOB CORPS, EDISON, NJ
Sponsor: National Job Corps Association
Purpose: BRIEFING ON JOB CORPS
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $585.96
source

Destination: EGYPT (CAIRO, MINIA) ETHIOPIA (ADDIS ABABA, AWASSA, SOUTHERN NATIONS, NATIONALITIES, AND PEOPLE'S REGION)
Sponsor: BASIC EDUCATION COALITION: ACADEMY FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, SAVE THE CHILDREN, CARE, WORLD LEARNING
Purpose: TO EXAMINE BASIC AND GIRL'S EDUCATION. A FOUR PAGE REPORT IS ATTACHED
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $6,425.57
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATION CONCERNING THE ROLE OF ACTUARIES, TERRORISM INSURANCE COVERAGE, AND ASSESSING RISK IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: CLEVELAND
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: OHIO STATEWIDE HOUSING SUMMIT
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $443.13
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE ROLE OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN THE ENERGY MARKET, POWER PRODUCTION AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,696.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT TITLED "FREEDOM TO PROSPER" SESSIONS CONCERNED ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE EFFECT OF REGULATION ON MARKETS
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY - UNITED NATIONS
Sponsor: Federation for World Peace
Purpose: FACT FINDING - SYMPOSIUM ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONGRESS AND THE UNITED NATIONS, AND UN REFORM
Date: Apr 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $511.00
source

Destination: Wash, DC - Philadelphia - Wash, DC
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: Chief of Staff Retreat, Policy discussions regarding applications of economical priciples
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $395.00
source

Destination: Wash, DC - Jacksonville, FL - Wash DC
Sponsor: George Mason University and Gilette Corporation
Purpose: Policy discussions on free markets, tax policy and causes of disparte test scores between Minority and Majority students
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,144.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patrice Willoughby.


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.