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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*

Josh Brown


Total cost of 16 trips: $22,435.90


Trips traveled under the office of Darrell Issa

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: COPYWRIGHT EDUCATION
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $620.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,021.58
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 30, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,480.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 8, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,405.84
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: TECH POLICY ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $727.10
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA - KINGS MILL
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FIND MISSION
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $539.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO - HOTDCHEL CORONADO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,266.00
source

Destination: ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Orbitz Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $539.06
source

Destination: LAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION AND ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,160.94
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: TECH POLICY 2004
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $792.15
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $933.39
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $446.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,714.00
source

Destination: LAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND TRADE SHOW/POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,019.84
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Josh Brown.


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.