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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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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.

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    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.
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    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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BARR, BOB, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 30
Total cost of trips - $53,297.98

Average cost per trip - $1,776.60
Total number of days spent traveling - 82 days
Rank of representative - 117 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Restoration Weekend
Dates - July 29, 2000 - July 30, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Abescon, NJ

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $469.80
Lodging Cost - $199.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $668.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Credit Union Affiliates
Dates - October 13, 2000 - October 13, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Hilton Head, SC

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $358.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $358.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - January 15, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Bd. Mtg./Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $749.51
Lodging Cost - $210.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $959.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southern Republican Leadership Conference
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 22, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $275.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - September 24, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $615.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $615.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fred Friendly Seminars Inc.
Dates - January 9, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $249.00
Lodging Cost - $225.60
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $674.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Franchise Association
Dates - April 9, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $386.00
Lodging Cost - $202.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $588.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakenings Conference
Dates - January 7, 2000 - January 9, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $115.00
Lodging Cost - $835.94
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC - Meet the Press
Dates - May 13, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Interview
Notes -

Travel Cost - $218.00
Lodging Cost - $210.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $428.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Retreat
Notes - Meals are included in lodging cost -- Accompanied by Jeri Barr

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - February 3, 2001 - February 4, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Arlington, VA

Purpose - Board meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $405.01
Lodging Cost - $137.09
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $542.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Restoration Weekend
Dates - August 31, 2001 - September 3, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr

Travel Cost - $728.00
Lodging Cost - $706.20
Meal Cost - $425.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,859.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - May 18, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Child Adrian Barr, other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $8,196.00
Lodging Cost - $471.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $9.63
Total Cost - $8,676.63

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - September 30, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Long Island, NY

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,273.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $827.82
Total Cost - $2,100.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Republican Assembly, Fairbanks Republican Assembly
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Speeches
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr

Travel Cost - $834.00
Lodging Cost - $188.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,022.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity
Dates - August 3, 2001 - August 5, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr, other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $298.25
Lodging Cost - $272.80
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost - $108.09
Total Cost - $839.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Seminole County, FL
Dates - October 20, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr

Travel Cost - $1,124.00
Lodging Cost - $140.61
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,264.61

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard Law School
Dates - March 13, 2001 - March 13, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $554.65
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $554.65

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - November 18, 2001 - November 18, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Hampton, GA

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Child Adrian Barr

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $250.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Law School, GOP
Dates - April 24, 2001 - April 24, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $97.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $97.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Egypt's International Economic Forum
Dates - April 12, 2001 - April 16, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Egypt

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr, (appears to be part of larger trip 4/7/01 - 4/17/01)

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,700.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Citizens United
Dates - January 6, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Other costs are not specified

Travel Cost - $226.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $1,292.00
Total Cost - $1,518.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 11, 2001 - April 11, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Lebanon

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr, (appears to be part of larger trip 4/7/01 - 4/17/01)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $280.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $280.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Politically Incorrect - Wednesday Morning Group
Dates - September 27, 2001 - September 29, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Interview plus speech
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $692.18
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $692.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - January 26, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $169.50
Lodging Cost - $2,670.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,839.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Federalist Society
Dates - April 2, 2001 - April 2, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Richmond, VA

Purpose - Speech to the Richmond Law School Federalist Society
Notes -

Travel Cost - $101.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $101.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 7, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding and speech
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr, (appears to be part of larger trip 4/7/01 - 4/17/01)

Travel Cost - $18,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,000.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - North Carolina Bankers Association
Dates - March 27, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - NC

Purpose - Speech
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $784.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $784.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - January 12, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - board meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,173.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,173.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - meeting
Notes - spouse Jeri Barr

Travel Cost - $732.50
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,282.50

Additional family members - Yes

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

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  • 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.
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    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.