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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

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  • 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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DELAY, THOMAS DALE, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $108,566.48

Average cost per trip - $6,386.26
Total number of days spent traveling - 67 days
Rank of representative - 30 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Center for Public Policy Research
Dates - May 25, 2000 - June 3, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Scotland - England

Purpose - educational
Notes - Accompanied by wife Christine DeLay. Location listed as Great Britain.

Travel Cost - $20,266.00
Lodging Cost - $3,840.00
Meal Cost - $4,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $28,106.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 30, 2001 - September 4, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Malaysia - Singapore

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Christine DeLay accompanied

Travel Cost - $6,232.00
Lodging Cost - $1,796.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,428.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Korea - United States Exchange Council
Dates - August 25, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Christine DeLay accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $27,000.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $28,000.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Christine DeLay accompanied

Travel Cost - $702.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,242.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - speak at national conference on transportation security issues in Kona
Notes - Jan. 10-14 at personal expense. Kona, HI - Vail, CO

Travel Cost - $4,642.80
Lodging Cost - $824.48
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,967.28

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 24, 2002 - January 25, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - ELC Retreat (House Elected Leadership Retreat)
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $113.00
Meal Cost - $77.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $190.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Restoration weekend
Notes - Spouse Christine DeLay accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,042.00
Lodging Cost - $516.00
Meal Cost - $468.72
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,026.72

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - NASDAQ leadership summit
Notes - Transport cost paid for by eBay, a participant in the summit

Travel Cost - $968.00
Lodging Cost - $960.50
Meal Cost - $290.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,218.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2003 - January 29, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $307.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $717.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - IDT Inc.
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 29, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - AIPAC policy speech at event honoring Howard Jonas, chairman of IDT, Inc
Notes - transportation was a charter and it was roundtrip

Travel Cost - $3,595.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,595.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - House leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $306.72
Meal Cost - $593.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Richmond, VA

Purpose - Bicameral Leadership Retreat
Notes - Houston - Richmond - Houston

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $389.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $728.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Class Retreat
Notes - Houston - Phoenix [assumed city]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $1,134.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,638.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - 19th Annual Aviation Issues Conference
Notes - Phoenix - Kona - Houston

Travel Cost - $8,020.50
Lodging Cost - $914.72
Meal Cost - $876.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,811.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Barbara Sinatra Children's Center
Dates - February 12, 2004 - February 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Palm Springs, CA - Houston This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - DeLay Foundation for Kids
Dates - April 3, 2004 - April 6, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Houston - Miami - Houston This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - FOX News Sunday
Dates - October 1, 2005 - October 2, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Officially connected travel
Notes - Sugar Land, TX - Washington, DC - Sugar Land, TX

Travel Cost - $13,998.55
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,998.55

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.