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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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  • 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.
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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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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FEENEY, TOM, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $42,258.82

Average cost per trip - $3,841.71
Total number of days spent traveling - 57 days
Rank of representative - 155 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association, Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Hong Kong - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea

Purpose - Increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,593.55
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,743.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Association of America, Community Financial Services of America
Dates - February 28, 2003 - February 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - To participate in a congressional briefing at dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $59.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $116.37
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $175.37

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs include security, speakers, conference and room rentals.

Travel Cost - $5,121.10
Lodging Cost - $1,144.00
Meal Cost - $465.75
Other Cost - $610.16
Total Cost - $7,341.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaker at Restoration weekend
Notes - Spouse Ellen Feeney accompanied. [Amended sponsor originally listed as Rotterman & Associates.]

Travel Cost - $140.00
Lodging Cost - $774.00
Meal Cost - $1,033.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,947.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Center for Public Policy Research
Dates - August 9, 2003 - August 14, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - congressional informative tour
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,443.00
Lodging Cost - $575.00
Meal Cost - $1,625.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,643.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - educational - conservative members retreat
Notes - other for audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $267.18
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $670.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda

Purpose - Participation in the Business Roundtables during the Inter-American Econ. Counsel's 05 Congressional delegation to the Dominican Republic and Antigua
Notes - Orlando, FL - Punta Cana, Republica Dominicana - St Johns, Antigua - Orlando, FL

Travel Cost - $407.80
Lodging Cost - $1,924.69
Meal Cost - $826.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,159.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 20, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Purpose - US - French Congressional Roundtable and US - German Congressional Roundtable
Notes - Washington, DC (Dulles) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Travel Cost - $1,655.60
Lodging Cost - $1,366.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,721.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Assn of Amusement Parks & Attractions, British Assn of Leisure Parks, Piers, & Attractions (BALPPA)
Dates - February 25, 2005 - March 1, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Speaker engagement at BALPPA's Parliamentary Lunch
Notes - Stuttgart, Germany - London, England - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $4,438.39
Lodging Cost - $1,344.04
Meal Cost - $415.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,198.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legislative Exchange Council ALEC
Dates - August 2, 2005 - August 5, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - 10th Amendment / Federal Affairs workshop
Notes - Orlando, Fl - Dallas, TX - Orlando, FL

Travel Cost - $166.21
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $210.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $376.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 19, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - The Heritage Foundation & Pepperdine University: Making the Goal of Entitlement Reform a Reality
Notes - Orlando, FL - Los Angeles - San Diego - Orlando Personal expense: 8/18 - 8/19/ San Diego

Travel Cost - $384.09
Lodging Cost - $447.00
Meal Cost - $353.89
Other Cost - $98.00
Total Cost - $1,282.98

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.