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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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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

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  • 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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BERRY, MARION, Democratic Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $21,227.68

Average cost per trip - $1,415.18
Total number of days spent traveling - 43 days
Rank of representative - 290 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Farm Bureau Federation
Dates - January 10, 2000 - January 11, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Speak at annual conference
Notes - Meals paid for by AR division of Farm Bureau

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $130.00
Meal Cost - $108.24
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $238.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - May 28, 2000 - May 31, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding trip/discuss impact of UN embargo.
Notes - Other expense: logistic services, books, license

Travel Cost - $993.00
Lodging Cost - $355.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost - $286.00
Total Cost - $1,874.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Montana Woolgrowers Association
Dates - December 1, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Billings, MT

Purpose - Annual meeting, speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $869.00
Lodging Cost - $105.00
Meal Cost - $54.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,028.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alabama Peanut Producers
Dates - July 30, 2000 - July 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Panama City, FL

Purpose - Speak at national convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $532.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $747.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Bipartisan Ag committee meetings
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Carolyn Berry

Travel Cost - $72.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $482.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - October 12, 2001 - October 14, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Gethsemani Abbey, KY

Purpose - Reflection of faith and how members carry out their lives on Capitol Hill
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $905.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,205.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Southern Cotton Ginners Association
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 2, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - Speech to the Association
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $132.19
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $132.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 28, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - To discuss issues with APCA executives that could impact the pesticide and biotechnology industry
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry accompanied. Some meals included in lodging cost. Other costs not specified. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $3,187.78
Lodging Cost - $2,090.34
Meal Cost - $315.13
Other Cost - $303.58
Total Cost - $5,896.83

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - May 5, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Berkeley Heights, NJ

Purpose - Speech to employees of The Connell Company
Notes -

Travel Cost - $420.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $430.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southern Crop Production Association
Dates - November 1, 2003 - November 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hilton Head, SC

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry accompanied. Other costs are roundtrip car service from Savannah, GA to Hilton Head, SC

Travel Cost - $754.00
Lodging Cost - $204.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $259.60
Total Cost - $1,217.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Policy discussions
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry accompanied. Other costs are for one round of golf and souvenir blanket.

Travel Cost - $866.70
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $496.72
Other Cost - $110.28
Total Cost - $2,041.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
Dates - December 5, 2002 - December 7, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry accompanied.

Travel Cost - $594.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $368.52
Other Cost - $107.78
Total Cost - $1,070.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Crop Life America
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Meetings and participate in panel discussion
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry accompanied.

Travel Cost - $786.00
Lodging Cost - $953.70
Meal Cost - $467.30
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,207.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Congressman Berry is president of the association
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry - other expenses were taxi rides

Travel Cost - $896.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $106.99
Other Cost - $109.00
Total Cost - $1,111.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - June 17, 2005 - June 20, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Dayton, OH - New Albany, IN

Purpose - Roundtable discussions about Social Security
Notes - Washington - Dayton, OH - Washington - New Albany, IN - Washington

Travel Cost - $1,333.19
Lodging Cost - $183.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,546.19

Additional family members - No

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.