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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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  • 12.08.14

    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.
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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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

    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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BLACKBURN, MARSHA W, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $24,366.70

Average cost per trip - $1,740.48
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 266 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Washington County Republican Party
Dates - May 9, 2003 - May 9, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Johnson City, TN

Purpose - Keynote speaker at Washington County Republican Party annual Lincoln Day dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,513.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,513.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Malt Beverage Association
Dates - July 27, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Walton, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the Tennessee Malt Beverage Association annual conference
Notes - Spouse Charles Blackburn accompanied. Other costs are tolls

Travel Cost - $742.27
Lodging Cost - $388.02
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $4.00
Total Cost - $1,134.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Foundation of Women Legislators
Dates - August 29, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Was a guest speaker at the NFWL annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $415.00
Lodging Cost - $209.00
Meal Cost - $18.23
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $642.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 22, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - other costs were audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost - $127.50
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $126.03
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $442.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican National Committee
Dates - January 8, 2004 - January 9, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Congressman was invited to speak at an RNC event
Notes - Blackburn didn't sign original, so this was amendment, meals incl

Travel Cost - $505.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $855.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Futures Industry Conference
Dates - March 19, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Keynote panelist for the conference
Notes - Spouse Charles Blackburn - other costs was rental car - Charles went from Nashville to Boca Raton to Nashville

Travel Cost - $2,754.50
Lodging Cost - $1,270.08
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $174.75
Total Cost - $4,199.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Club of Growth
Dates - March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - Speaking at the Club for Growth Annual Conference
Notes - Congressman: Washington, DC - Ft Myers, FL / Ft Myers, FL - Dallas, TX Charles Blackburn: Nashville, TN - Tampa, FL, Ft Myers, FL - Dallas, TX Personal Expense 3/13

Travel Cost - $1,359.40
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,934.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Assn
Dates - April 2, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Oakland, CA

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Rep Marsha Blackburn - Nashville, TN - Oakland, CA - Washington, DC Charles Blackburn - Nashville, TN - Oakland, CA - Nashville, TN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,019.39
Lodging Cost - $763.80
Meal Cost - $313.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,096.71

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Gas Assn
Dates - June 29, 2004 - June 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Educational, keynote speaking at the conference
Notes - Mobile, AL - Jacksonville, FL - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $673.00
Lodging Cost - $303.02
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,076.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking to Conference
Notes - Nashville, TN - West Palm Beach, FL - Memphis, TN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $938.60
Lodging Cost - $290.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,328.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Excalibur Classic Inc
Dates - April 16, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Guest speaking at a fundraiser for Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Duke University Children's Hospital
Notes - Rep Marsha Blackburn - Nashville, TN - West Palm Beach, FL - Washington, DC Mary Morgan Ketchel - Nashville, TN - West Palm Beach, FL - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $800.60
Lodging Cost - $705.00
Meal Cost - $280.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,786.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Retailing Assn
Dates - August 22, 2005 - August 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Speaking, Giving keynote address to annual conference
Notes - Nashville, TN - Aspen, CO - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $749.39
Lodging Cost - $374.12
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $500.00
Total Cost - $1,723.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Retailing Assn
Dates - September 18, 2005 - September 20, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Delivering keynote address at ERA's annual convention
Notes - Nashville, TN - Las Vegas, NV - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,303.80
Lodging Cost - $274.78
Meal Cost - $269.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,848.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - FreedomWorks
Dates - October 11, 2005 - October 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlottesville, VA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at Annual Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Charlottesville, VA - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $1,287.30
Lodging Cost - $354.00
Meal Cost - $145.09
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,786.39

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.