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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

    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.

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FLETCHER, ERNIE, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $49,404.30

Average cost per trip - $4,117.03
Total number of days spent traveling - 53 days
Rank of representative - 127 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,507.20
Lodging Cost - $1,258.90
Meal Cost - $870.64
Other Cost - $79.90
Total Cost - $3,716.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Medical Association
Dates - March 26, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - National Leadership Development Conference panel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,355.50
Lodging Cost - $223.88
Meal Cost - $92.10
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,671.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business and Industry PAC, National Assn of Business PACs
Dates - November 16, 2000 - November 19, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speak to both groups regarding 107th Congress
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied; note: Groups had incomplete data and some that needed clarification. Will file amendment if needed after report final details.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $2,120.00
Lodging Cost - $866.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost - $80.00
Total Cost - $3,416.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Healthcare conference
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified. 1/8 through 1/10 at own expense.

Travel Cost - $1,870.00
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $990.72
Other Cost - $89.90
Total Cost - $4,260.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Manufacturers
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Speaker/participant at annual meeting for business associations.
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified. Transport to/from airport included in transport cost.

Travel Cost - $910.00
Lodging Cost - $782.00
Meal Cost - $608.00
Other Cost - $17.22
Total Cost - $2,317.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Horse Council
Dates - October 26, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Horse breeding educational session
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied.

Travel Cost - $539.50
Lodging Cost - $785.42
Meal Cost - $726.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,050.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Osceola, IA

Purpose - Roundtable discussion of Farm Bill and event for Foundation
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $285.72
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost - $195.00
Total Cost - $591.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 17, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic conference.
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,539.84
Lodging Cost - $2,310.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $8,076.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Scotland - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $5,977.32
Lodging Cost - $2,023.70
Meal Cost - $1,391.30
Other Cost - $986.00
Total Cost - $10,378.32

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Retreat
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher 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) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - listening tour and healthcare forum
Notes - spouse Glenna Fletcher

Travel Cost - $7,158.76
Lodging Cost - $996.36
Meal Cost - $1,308.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,464.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Dates - May 4, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - 51st annual convention -- educational meetings and exposition
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,479.38
Lodging Cost - $687.20
Meal Cost - $93.43
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,260.01

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.