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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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    Rising prices on the poorest

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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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  • 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.

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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CAPPS, LOIS G, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $35,683.85

Average cost per trip - $2,099.05
Total number of days spent traveling - 62 days
Rank of representative - 182 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 6, 2001 - January 15, 2001 (10 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India - Hyderabad, India - Bangalore, India - New Delhi, India

Purpose - Fact finding on US- India relations and bilateral trade
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost. Member estimates 25% to be meal costs

Travel Cost - $6,682.00
Lodging Cost - $2,024.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,706.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Lutheran University
Dates - May 26, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,460.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,460.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Strengthen bipartisanship in the House
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding about U.S. capital markets and international development issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $335.00
Lodging Cost - $378.21
Meal Cost - $138.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $851.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church
Dates - February 28, 2002 - March 1, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Minneapolis, MN

Purpose - speech about current issues before Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,751.00
Lodging Cost - $156.38
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,907.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Dates - September 21, 2002 - September 21, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - receipt of honorary degree and speech
Notes - dates at person expense 9/19-9/20

Travel Cost - $277.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $277.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Potomac, MD

Purpose - Retreat and discussion with Thich Nhat Hanh
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $25.00
Lodging Cost - $196.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $221.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $713.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $888.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Prayer, Politics, and Reconciliation Retreat
Notes - Child Laura Capps accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $398.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - UCLA School of Nursing
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $58.00
Lodging Cost - $170.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $288.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Swiss Foundation for World Affairs
Dates - November 30, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Geneva, Switzerland

Purpose - observe the signing of the "Geneva Accord" peace agreement between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Meet with officials from other governments concerning U.S. role in Middle East peacemaking
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,120.25
Lodging Cost - $363.62
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,483.87

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Dates - January 9, 2003 - January 16, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - fact-finding in Israel and the West Bank
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,624.00
Lodging Cost - $1,225.00
Meal Cost - $229.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,078.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yale University School of Nursing
Dates - June 4, 2003 - June 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Haven, CT

Purpose - speech on Nursing and Public Policy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $933.00
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,032.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 23, 2003 - January 25, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - congressional retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $105.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $105.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - bi-partisan California Delegation Retreat
Notes - other-misc. entertainment

Travel Cost - $198.93
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $358.43
Other Cost - $20.37
Total Cost - $977.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Democratic Institute
Dates - January 4, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel - Palestine

Purpose - Monitoring the Palestinian Presidential Election
Notes - Washington DC - Israel and Palestine - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,848.00
Lodging Cost - $558.00
Meal Cost - $311.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,717.00

Additional family members -


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Dates - June 27, 2004 - July 1, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Kaktovik, AK

Purpose - Fact-finding trip on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling, energy, and wilderness issues
Notes - Portland, OR - Fairbanks, AK - Arctic Village, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Kaktovik - Fairbanks - Santa Barbara, CA

Travel Cost - $2,119.00
Lodging Cost - $290.00
Meal Cost - $97.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,506.00

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.