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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

    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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BURGESS, MICHAEL C DR, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $8,420.75

Average cost per trip - $765.52
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 450 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American College of Surgeons
Dates - October 19, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To address the American College of Surgeons' Board of Governors on health policy.
Notes - Other costs are for taxi.

Travel Cost - $535.00
Lodging Cost - $273.46
Meal Cost - $83.49
Other Cost - $110.00
Total Cost - $1,001.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Ophthalmology
Dates - November 15, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Ana, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - To address members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on health policy
Notes - Other costs are for car service to and from airports

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $86.96
Other Cost - $218.00
Total Cost - $654.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - conservative members retreat in Cambridge, MD-educational
Notes - other-phones, faxes, business center usage

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $267.17
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $670.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 3, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative members retreat
Notes - Capitol - Baltimore

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $64.12
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $391.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - TXU Energy
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fairfield, TX

Purpose - Tour of the Big Brown Power Plant in Fairfield, TX
Notes - Dallas - Fairfield, TX - Dallas

Travel Cost - $735.38
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $755.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Xelon
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Burgess speaking engagement at Xelon Conference
Notes - DFW - San Diego - DFW. [Amended to change year] (Dallas - San Diego - Dallas)

Travel Cost - $434.70
Lodging Cost - $358.02
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $952.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Galveston County Medical Society
Dates - January 24, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Galveston, TX

Purpose - Speak at Galveston County Medical Society Annual Installation of Officers
Notes - DFW - Galveston - DFW (Dallas - Galveston - Dallas)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $217.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $217.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boustany for Congress
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 19, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Baton Rouge, LA

Purpose - Speak at Boustany for Congress Event
Notes - Dallas - Baton Rouge - Dallas

Travel Cost - $216.70
Lodging Cost - $117.52
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $334.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 12, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Meeting with the German Parliament - Bundestag
Notes - Laura Lee Burgess: DFW - Miami / Miami - DFW Michael C Burgess, MD: DCA - Miami / Miami - DFW Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,148.00
Lodging Cost - $775.00
Meal Cost - $512.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,435.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Dates - June 19, 2005 - June 20, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement and acceptance of Legislator of the Year award
Notes - DFW (Dallas/Ft Worth) - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $514.90
Lodging Cost - $176.96
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $691.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michael Burgess
Dates - October 14, 2005 - October 16, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - To assess the damage to New Orleans hospitals in order to identify the needs of the hospital staffs, administrations, and patients for immediate and future reconstruction
Notes - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - New Orleans, LA - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Congressman Burgess paid for his roundtrip flights. He stayed at the home of a doctor, Mark McGinnus, in Harvey, Louisiana who also served him dinner (grilled hamburgers).

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $315.00

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.