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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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    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.
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    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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DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $28,071.26

Average cost per trip - $4,010.18
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 231 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Poughkeepsie, NY

Purpose - 2-day policy retreat
Notes - Additional costs for pen set

Travel Cost - $383.15
Lodging Cost - $81.59
Meal Cost - $93.35
Other Cost - $13.00
Total Cost - $571.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - Lebanon - Kuwait - Israel

Purpose - Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,232.37
Lodging Cost - $1,038.45
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,270.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - December 10, 2003 - December 18, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Syria - Lebanon - Egypt - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Israel

Purpose - Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Notes - Other costs are for rental of international cell and cell chargers

Travel Cost - $8,106.37
Lodging Cost - $1,790.91
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $384.07
Total Cost - $10,281.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Dialogue
Dates - February 27, 2003 - March 4, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $890.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,640.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Educational trip to discuss and debate policy issues before the 108th Congress
Notes - Peggy Davis, spouse-William Davis, child-He notes my children accompanied me on this trip at my personal expense-I assume lodging is combined because spouse lodging left blank - other expense is DLC Gift bag

Travel Cost - $526.68
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $394.16
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $1,994.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Washington and Lee University
Dates - January 28, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Lexington, VA

Purpose - Washington & Lee mock convention
Notes - Other cost is driving service

Travel Cost - $852.40
Lodging Cost - $75.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $165.60
Total Cost - $1,343.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Microsoft Corporation
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 12, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - fact finding trip to see first hand Starbucks Corp and Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
Notes - Other cost is instate bus transportation-signed 01/10/2004

Travel Cost - $2,054.00
Lodging Cost - $226.16
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $240.00
Total Cost - $2,970.16

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.