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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?

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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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CARDIN, BENJAMIN L, Democratic Party
Maryland

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $33,274.57

Average cost per trip - $2,772.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 194 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speak at MetLife education seminar on Pension and Retirement issue
Notes - Accompanied by wife Myrna Cardin

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $497.50
Meal Cost - $229.91
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $727.41

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 -
Notes - Accompanied by wife Myrna Cardin

Travel Cost - $374.00
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $667.71
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $2,340.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 28, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - to participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - spouse Myrna Cardin -- other include ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,796.00
Lodging Cost - $1,650.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,146.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tax Coalition
Dates - April 5, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - speak at The Tax Coalition annual forum
Notes - spouse Myrna Cardin

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $856.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $856.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 18, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - Attend conference on education reform
Notes - Spouse Myrna Cardin accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,759.40
Lodging Cost - $1,696.00
Meal Cost - $1,440.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,895.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Maryland Association of Counties
Dates - August 14, 2003 - August 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Ocean City, MD

Purpose - Speak at Maryland Association of Counties' annual conference
Notes - Spouse Myrna Cardin accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $140.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Beth El Congregation
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ocean City, MD

Purpose - Speak to project Mishtacha at Beth El
Notes - Spouse Myrna Cardin accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $119.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $159.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speak at JFK School of Government Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Myrna Cardin accompanied

Travel Cost - $88.00
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $972.86
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,421.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - attend congressional health policy conference
Notes - spouse, Myrna Cardin, other-none specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $880.00
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $1,942.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard Univ
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speak at the Kennedy School of Government Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Baltimore, MD - Turnberry Isle, Aventura, FL

Travel Cost - $55.48
Lodging Cost - $881.40
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $1,904.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lausanne, Switzerland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - Baltimore, MD - Lausanne, Switzerland - Baltimore, MD

Travel Cost - $7,103.80
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $10,503.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Maryland Assn of Counties
Dates - August 20, 2004 - August 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ocean City, MD

Purpose - Speak at annual meeting
Notes - Baltimore - Ocean City - Baltimore

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $189.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $239.00

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.