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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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DINGELL, JOHN D, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $20,807.18

Average cost per trip - $1,733.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 294 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - May 1, 2000 - May 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Westfield, NJ

Purpose - luncheon seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $440.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $450.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 3, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - leadership policy conference
Notes - accompanied by wife Deborah Dingell -- meals included in lodging

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $2,501.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,501.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Walt Disney Company
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Ana, CA - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To speak in panel to Corporate Alliances Partner Summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,842.38
Lodging Cost - $402.50
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,294.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Afton, IA

Purpose - Town hall meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $590.25
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $700.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - January 13, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Carlsbad, CA

Purpose - To address Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Carlsbad
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,322.50
Lodging Cost - $341.34
Meal Cost - $90.07
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,753.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To meet with officials on Thursday and to speak at dinner on Friday
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $390.22
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $540.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Leadership Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Debbie Dingell accompanied as invited participant. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $365.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $365.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - April 17, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Berkeley Heights, NJ

Purpose - To participate in seminar series
Notes -

Travel Cost - $80.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $3.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $83.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Deborah Dingell accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ford Motor Co.
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - To visit Ford and its factory. Congress Delegation trip
Notes - Spouse Debbie Dingell accompanied

Travel Cost - $520.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - General Motors
Dates - July 17, 2004 - July 17, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Return to district for GM sponsored event in Shepherdstown at which Cong. Dingell spoke
Notes - Martinsburg, WV - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $666.10
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $86.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $752.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 2, 2005 - June 4, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Leadership policy conference
Notes - Detroit - Mackinaw - Detroit Debbie Dingell - invited participant Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,512.76
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,512.76

Additional family members - Yes

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.