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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*

Kelly Zerzan


Total cost of 15 trips: $26,229.53


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL REGARDING CURRENCY
Date: Feb 5, 2004
Expense: $1,504.00
source

Destination: TOUR DAYTON INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT SAFETY AND BROADCAST ISSUES AS THEY RELATE TO SPORTS
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: NYC, NY
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING IN NY TO LEARN ABOUT ADVERTISING AND BROADCAST ISSUES.
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $638.00
source

Destination: ATTEND CABLE INDUSTRY ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT MUST-CARRY, DTV AND CABLE ISSUES, INCLUDING VOICE OVER IP TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $914.62
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT US-SINGAPORE TRADE AGREEMENT, EFFECTS TO COMBAT TERRORISIM
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,851.77
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination:
Sponsor: UNIVERSAL AND WALT DISNEY WORLD
Purpose: FACT-FINDING REGARDING PARK SAFETY
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO DAYTON AND COLUMBUS, OHIO
Sponsor: Honda North America
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT AND VIEW THE ASSEMBLY OF HONDA MOTORS AND AUTOMOBILES
Date: Aug 14, 2001
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: ATTEND AUTO SHOW AND TOUR FACILITIES TO LEARN ABOUT AUTO SAFETY AND FUEL EFFICIENCY
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: BURBANK, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES, CREATION OF CONTENT AND PROTECTION OF CONTENT
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,772.77
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL RE TELEMARKETING; LEARN ABOUT FCRA AND OTHER PRIVACY ISSUES
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,277.96
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Purpose: ASSOC. OF INTERNATIONAL AUTO MANUFACTURERS ATTEND NY AUTO SHOW TO LEARN ABOUT FUEL EFFICIENCY AND NEW SAFETY INNOVATIONS
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $722.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA FOR NASCAR RACE
Sponsor: SWEDISH MATCH
Purpose: MEET SWEDISH MATCH TO DISCUSS FDA REGULATION/TOBACCO ISSUES
Date: Sep 6, 2003
Expense: $427.05
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: VISIT GM, DC AND FORD TO LEARN ABOUT VEHICLE SAFETY
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,099.16
source

Destination: MUMBAI, BANGALORE, DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT FOREIGN COMMERCE, US OUTSOURING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,252.81
source

Destination: ATTEND DETROIT AUTO SHOW
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT AUTO SAFETY AND FUEL ECONOMY OF NEW VEHICLES
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,276.75
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kelly Zerzan.


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.