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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

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    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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    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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BROWN, SHERROD, Democratic Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 25
Total cost of trips - $86,497.95

Average cost per trip - $3,459.92
Total number of days spent traveling - 112 days
Rank of representative - 51 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Labor Committee
Dates - July 14, 2000 - July 16, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Managua, Nicaragua

Purpose - Human and labor rights investigation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,515.80
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,705.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Taiwanese American Conference East Coast
Dates - July 2, 2000 - July 2, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, DE

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $971.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $971.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 26, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - Conference on US-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by child Emily Brown

Travel Cost - $3,426.20
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,951.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Health Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $904.70
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $332.00
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $2,535.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ohio State University, Mershon Center
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 23, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kiev, Ukraine - Luiv, Ukraine

Purpose - Participate in opening of US-EU-Ukranian development of education for democracy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,926.02
Lodging Cost - $194.94
Meal Cost - $130.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,251.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 16, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, Russia - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - Participate in conference on US - Russia relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,265.80
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,265.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - June 21, 2001 - June 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meet Jonathan Kozol (author) and the students and teachers of the South Bronx he writes about.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $466.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $476.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Swarthmore College
Dates - February 12, 2001 - February 13, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Swarthmore, PA

Purpose - Speak to government class and government teachers on Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $151.00
Lodging Cost - $50.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $201.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Health Policy conference
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $637.50
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,344.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $584.00
Lodging Cost - $1,357.51
Meal Cost - $414.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,400.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 15, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,383.50
Lodging Cost - $179.65
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,563.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - symposium on Taiwan's WHO campaign and international health
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,302.57
Lodging Cost - $128.57
Meal Cost - $271.50
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $7,002.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - participate in conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - no location indicated

Travel Cost - $6,216.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,016.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - Conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - Child Elizabeth accompanied.

Travel Cost - $5,338.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,813.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Participate in conference on US - Mexico relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,628.00
Lodging Cost - $1,725.00
Meal Cost - $495.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,848.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin America Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Dates - September 19, 2003 - September 21, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Participate in forum on US - Mexico
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,013.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $131.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,594.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Partners in Health
Dates - April 15, 2003 - April 17, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Purpose - Participate in conference on AIDS and visit AIDS clinic
Notes -

Travel Cost - $779.10
Lodging Cost - $138.00
Meal Cost - $73.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $990.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - September 13, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Potomac, MD

Purpose - Participate in dialogue on leadership with courage and compassion.
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $196.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $196.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - conference on US-China relations
Notes - child, Elizabeth

Travel Cost - $4,775.06
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,050.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - participate in congressional health policy conference
Notes - other cost is jacket and pedometer

Travel Cost - $676.96
Lodging Cost - $1,414.29
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $2,622.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New Democracy Project
Dates - May 14, 2004 - May 15, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - participate in conference on trade and globalization
Notes -

Travel Cost - $166.00
Lodging Cost - $239.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $405.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin American Studies Univ of California at Berkeley
Dates - February 25, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Morelia, Mexico

Purpose - 3rd Annual Mexico Futures Forum
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Morelia, Mexico - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $1,703.10
Lodging Cost - $441.88
Meal Cost - $269.38
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,414.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Common Wealth Fund JFK School of Govt Harvard Univ
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 15, 2003
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bi-Partisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $544.36
Lodging Cost - $904.00
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $2,415.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 16, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (12 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy - Venice, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes - Cleveland - Rome - Venice - Cleveland Personal Expenses 8/16 - 8/22

Travel Cost - $4,741.20
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $2,130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,746.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Dublin, Ireland - Cleveland, OH Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,656.30
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,718.30

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.