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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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    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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EHRLICH, ROBERT LEROY JR, Republican Party
Maryland

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $24,638.35

Average cost per trip - $2,053.20
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 262 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Foundation of the Blind
Dates - July 7, 2000 - July 7, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $286.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $316.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Home Builders
Dates - January 16, 2000 - January 17, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Attend board of directors meeting
Notes - No explanation of other expenses

Travel Cost - $1,535.00
Lodging Cost - $340.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $7.40
Total Cost - $1,882.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Florida Power and Light
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 21, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - Visit power plant
Notes - Spouse Kendel Ehrlich accompanied; other expense is for rental car

Travel Cost - $788.00
Lodging Cost - $806.68
Meal Cost - $77.00
Other Cost - $290.31
Total Cost - $1,961.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Chamber Foundation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Golf tournament
Notes - Spouse kendel Ehrlich accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $367.06
Meal Cost - $210.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $577.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 5, 2000 - January 9, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Participate on a panel
Notes - Spouse Kendel Ehrlich accompanied

Travel Cost - $810.12
Lodging Cost - $1,282.64
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,192.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Inc.
Dates - February 17, 2000 - February 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Meet with Universal Studio Executives
Notes - Spouse Kendel Ehrlich accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,509.34
Lodging Cost - $438.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,948.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 5, 2001 - January 8, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speak at annual conference
Notes - Spouse Kendel Ehrlich accompanied.

Travel Cost - $838.50
Lodging Cost - $841.83
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,680.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Participate in conference
Notes - Spouse Kendel accompanied.

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,700.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 8, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speak at annual conference
Notes - spouse Kendel S. Ehrlich accompanied.

Travel Cost - $460.00
Lodging Cost - $807.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,267.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Arctic Power
Dates - August 11, 2001 - August 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - Visit Arctic coastal plain
Notes - Spouse Kendel Ehrlich accompanied.

Travel Cost - $9,462.60
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,962.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Maryland Classified Employees Association Inc.
Dates - October 22, 2001 - October 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speech at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $54.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $54.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Massachusetts State College Building Authority
Dates - October 14, 2001 - October 15, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ocean City, MD

Purpose - Speak at conference
Notes - Spouse Kendel Ehrlich accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $87.20
Meal Cost - $8.25
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $95.45

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.