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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.

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  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

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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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BISHOP, SANFORD D JR, Democratic Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $19,561.48

Average cost per trip - $2,445.19
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 305 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute
Dates - June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - joint listening sessions of CBC Health and Environmental Justice Brain Trust
Notes - spouse Vivian C. Bishop accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $680.00
Lodging Cost - $511.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost - $43.00
Total Cost - $1,374.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - To discuss issues of concern to the mutual caucus - tri-caucus
Notes - Spouse Vivian Creighton Bishop accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,401.44
Lodging Cost - $549.00
Meal Cost - $901.02
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,851.46

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $353.00
Lodging Cost - $668.52
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,066.52

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association
Dates - August 3, 2001 - August 5, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker and educational briefings attended
Notes - Spouse Vivian Creighton Bishop. Other costs are for entertainment

Travel Cost - $674.50
Lodging Cost - $480.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $1,494.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Southern Peanut Farmers Conference
Dates - July 21, 2001 - July 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Attend peanut farmers conferences to discuss farm bill and AG issues
Notes - Spouse Vivian Creighton Bishop. Other costs are for entertainment

Travel Cost - $1,573.00
Lodging Cost - $332.00
Meal Cost - $190.00
Other Cost - $190.00
Total Cost - $2,285.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - AT&T, Microsoft, American Airlines
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - Attend technology presentations and tour company facilities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,406.00
Lodging Cost - $529.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,205.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Morehouse College
Dates - February 19, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Served as an honoree at the Morehouse College Founder's Day Celebration, Candle in the Dark Gala.
Notes - Including spouse. [Personal financial disclosure statement llisted location]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $285.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $285.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - January 11, 2004 - January 13, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - not specified
Notes - This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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

    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.