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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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ENGLISH, PHILIP S, Republican Party
Pennsylvania

Total number of trips - 28
Total cost of trips - $160,833.10

Average cost per trip - $5,744.04
Total number of days spent traveling - 157 days
Rank of representative - 6 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 6, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cape Cod, MA

Purpose - Congressional leadership educational speaker
Notes - Spouse Chris English accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,100.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - United Hellenic American Congress
Dates - August 26, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Cyprus - Greece

Purpose - Fact finding trip on bilateral relations
Notes - Spouse Chris English accompanied. Other costs are for cultural events. Three days at own expense.

Travel Cost - $6,423.00
Lodging Cost - $496.56
Meal Cost - $680.00
Other Cost - $120.00
Total Cost - $7,719.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - Educational - Policy International Conference - panel moderator.
Notes - Spouse Chris English accompanied. Other costs are for cultural events; ground transportation included in transport costs.

Travel Cost - $4,299.83
Lodging Cost - $2,810.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $8,336.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tax Foundation
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Excise Tax Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $592.25
Lodging Cost - $604.95
Meal Cost - $239.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,436.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Panel presentation on tax and railroad retirement.
Notes - Spouse Chris English accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $3,620.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $240.00
Total Cost - $5,060.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Chemical Council
Dates - June 15, 2001 - June 17, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Deliver keynote speech on tax at Bob Hill Memorial Chemical Industry Annual Tax Meeting.
Notes - Spouse Chris English accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,353.50
Lodging Cost - $599.53
Meal Cost - $129.41
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,082.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel - Golan Heights, Israel

Purpose - Educational; fact finding mission
Notes - Spouse Chris English accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $2,914.03
Lodging Cost - $2,023.70
Meal Cost - $1,391.30
Other Cost - $986.00
Total Cost - $7,315.03

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 17, 2002 - February 24, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Liechtenstein

Purpose - US-German Roundtable for the 21st Century conference
Notes - spouse Chris English accompanied. 2 days at personal expense. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $15,756.20
Lodging Cost - $1,062.31
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $450.00
Total Cost - $17,268.51

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association for Variable Annuities
Dates - October 6, 2002 - October 7, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - conference, keynote speaker at annual legislative meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $635.00
Lodging Cost - $204.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $839.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - participate in bipartisan congressional health policy conference
Notes - spouse Chris English accompanied. Transportation expenses include $185.50 ground transportation. Other expenses include gift.

Travel Cost - $2,153.50
Lodging Cost - $1,339.50
Meal Cost - $1,159.04
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $4,696.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Novogradic and Co. LLP
Dates - January 11, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Novogradic annual tax credit conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,581.00
Lodging Cost - $200.48
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,781.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL

Purpose - Participate in Civil Rights pilgrimage
Notes - $500 was paid personally to defray cost of trip.

Travel Cost - $480.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $913.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 17, 2003 - February 25, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Cologne, Germany - Bonn, Germany - Liechtenstein

Purpose - US - German Roundtable for the 21st century: IMDI Congressional.
Notes - Spouse Chris English accompanied. 3 days at own expense.

Travel Cost - $13,000.00
Lodging Cost - $940.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,940.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 12, 2003 - April 21, 2003 (10 days)
Location(s) - Sotogrande, Spain - Seville, Spain

Purpose - Transatlantic Policy Network Spring Meeting - panel participant
Notes - Spouse Chris English accompanied. Other costs are for train ticket and airport transfer

Travel Cost - $4,599.80
Lodging Cost - $387.08
Meal Cost - $430.08
Other Cost - $352.66
Total Cost - $5,769.62

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - GE Healthcare
Dates - July 31, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker for GE Medical System CEO Healthcare Symposium
Notes - Spouse Chris English accompanied. 3 days at own expense.

Travel Cost - $4,657.96
Lodging Cost - $364.80
Meal Cost - $249.55
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,272.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - April 10, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Budapest, Hungary - Brussels, Belgium - Stuttgart, Germany - Munich, Germany - London, England

Purpose - speaker and participant in Transatlantic Policy Network meeting on US EU relations, speaker and participant in the US Germany Marshall Fund Seminar and panelist in the Parliamentary Assembly Interparliamentary forum on Transatlantic dialogue
Notes - with spouse Chris English

Travel Cost - $11,690.00
Lodging Cost - $1,065.00
Meal Cost - $638.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,393.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Maroc Telematique
Dates - January 4, 2004 - January 4, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Casablanca, Morocco

Purpose - keynote panelist in roundtable discussion "The Moroccan US relations: realities and prospects"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,615.54
Lodging Cost - $1,100.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,865.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Novogradic and Co. LLP
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - keynote speaker at Low income housing tax credit conference
Notes - other covered ground transport to and from airport

Travel Cost - $319.50
Lodging Cost - $185.30
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $50.54
Total Cost - $555.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Manassas, VA

Purpose - bipartisan retreat for US house of representatives ways and means and US Senate Finance Committee members for policy discussions on economic, tax and deficit issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $292.80
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $227.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $670.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 14, 2004 - February 24, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Munich, Germany - Berlin, Germany

Purpose - fact finding trip and panel participant in the US German roundtable for the 21st century
Notes - 5/21/04 to 5/24/04 by Erie Municipal Airport Authority - with spouse Chris English

Travel Cost - $13,000.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,450.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Intl Management & Development Institute (IMDI)
Dates - February 19, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Purpose - Participation in the US-French Congressional Roundtable and the 8th Annual US-German Congressional Roundtable
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Heidelberg, Germany - Washington, DC Personal Expense 3 days

Travel Cost - $6,560.40
Lodging Cost - $2,049.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,809.40

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - 104th Congress Class Retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Scottsdale, AZ - Washington, DC

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 22, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - Panel Participation in the conference on Political Islam
Notes - Washington, DC - Barcelona, Spain - Washington, DC.

Travel Cost - $3,357.20
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $3,936.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $9,768.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - May 15, 2005 - May 16, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - TPN spring meeting - Task Force development session Congressman English is a co-chair of the Completing the Transatlantic Market
Notes - Pittsburgh, PA - Salt Lake City, UT - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,242.10
Lodging Cost - $229.99
Meal Cost - $95.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,567.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 28, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - To participate as a panelist in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - Washington, DC - Istanbul, Turkey - Washington, DC Including spouse Dates of personal expenses: 2

Travel Cost - $4,284.30
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $2,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,934.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Maroc Telematique
Dates - April 30, 2004 - May 4, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Casablanca, Morocco

Purpose - Keynote panelist in roundtable discussion "The Moroccan-US relations; realities and prospects"
Notes - Washington, DC - Casablanca, Morocco - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $3,615.54
Lodging Cost - $1,100.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,865.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - December 1, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium - Paris, France

Purpose - TPN Congressional visit to Paris & TPN Autumn Meeting in Brussels - Strategy to strengthen the Transatlantic Partnership & guest speaker at CIR -EPC (Center for international Relations) Seminar "The Use of Force-European & American Perspectives"
Notes - *Paris - Brussels - Paris - Washington, DC *On personal vacation & personally paid their airfare Including spouse

Travel Cost - $533.38
Lodging Cost - $1,257.48
Meal Cost - $578.31
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,369.17

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation, Pepperdine Univ
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Policy retreat to discuss the impending entitlement crisis facing our country
Notes - Toronto, Canada - Los Angeles, CA - Toronto, Canada Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,134.08
Lodging Cost - $477.00
Meal Cost - $707.78
Other Cost - $98.00
Total Cost - $2,416.86

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.

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    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.
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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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