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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.
  • 12.01.14

    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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CALVERT, KEN MR, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $22,916.19

Average cost per trip - $2,291.62
Total number of days spent traveling - 28 days
Rank of representative - 274 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Generic Pharmaceutical Association
Dates - November 8, 2000 - November 10, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Guest speaker at annual Generic Drug Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $410.57
Meal Cost - $190.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $690.57

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Thoroughbred Racing Association
Dates - October 26, 2001 - October 27, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Other expenses not specified. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $214.75
Lodging Cost - $392.71
Meal Cost - $363.00
Other Cost - $55.00
Total Cost - $1,025.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of California Water Agencies
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 19, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - amended version.

Travel Cost - $686.50
Lodging Cost - $420.23
Meal Cost - $122.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,229.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Dates - March 25, 2002 - March 25, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Imperial, CA

Purpose - fact-finding and educational visit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $357.47
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $357.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Urban Water Institute
Dates - August 21, 2003 - August 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $305.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jacobs Engineering Group
Dates - August 28, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Oakland, CA

Purpose - Visit and inspect Lawrence Livermore (sp?) laboratory
Notes -

Travel Cost - $205.50
Lodging Cost - $169.50
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $475.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Dates - April 14, 2003 - April 16, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Ontario, Canada

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $20.00
Lodging Cost - $254.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $499.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Dates - February 28, 2004 - February 28, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $243.17
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $323.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ziyad Abduljawad
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 14, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Riyad, Saudi Arabia

Purpose - To meet with US Embassy, consulate officials, and high level Saudi government officials to promote discourse and better relations between the two nations.
Notes - Washington, DC - Riyad, Saudi Arabia - San Diego, CA (*Note: Due to security risks, I stayed in a private home where meals were provided. Below is my best estimate about expenses.)

Travel Cost - $9,739.90
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,789.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - America's Trust Inc
Dates - April 29, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - Participated on panel discussing federal issues to include Port Capacity and Security issues; Wine industry concerns (Pierce's; consolidation in industry)
Notes - Washington, DC - Napa Valley, CA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $5,445.08
Lodging Cost - $1,317.44
Meal Cost - $458.87
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,221.39

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.