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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*

Alison Buist


Total cost of 11 trips: $18,579.72


Trips traveled under the office of Gordon Smith

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2000
Expense: $100.00
source

Destination: SOUTH AFRICA, MALAWI
Sponsor: Population Action International
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO OBSERVE HOW INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING BE, LETS OPERATE AND EXTENT AT HIV/TB DEVASTATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $12,432.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: INVESTIGATE OREGON'S SYSTEM OF LONG TERM CARE, MEET WITH HEALTH POLICY MAKERS (NATIONAL & LOCAL) AND VISIT DIFFERENT TYPES OF LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES
Date: Oct 31, 2000
Expense: $1,660.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: ANNUAL RETREAT FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH START TO DISCUSS HEALTH LEGISLATION FOR 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $172.55
source

Destination: COLORADO
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO EXAMINE THE RURAL HEALTH SYSTEM & IN DENVER & RURAL COLORADO
Date: Aug 13, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,079.67
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM/CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSN
Purpose: ATTEND SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $191.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: SITE VISIT-HOW PAYMENT STREAMS/REGULATIONS AFFECT HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR SENIORS UNDER MEDICAID & MEDICARE
Date: Nov 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,284.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Scan Health Plan
Purpose: SOCIAL HMD LEGISLATION DISCUSSION
Date: Dec 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $924.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM/CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSN
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH CARE STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $215.00
source

Destination: LA, CA
Sponsor: Scan Health Plan
Purpose: VISIT SOCIAL HMO SITE
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $401.50
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: ANNUAL HEALTH POLICY RETREAT FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $120.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Alison Buist.


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.