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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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FROST, MARTIN, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $28,832.88

Average cost per trip - $2,883.29
Total number of days spent traveling - 28 days
Rank of representative - 225 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - To educate Members of Congress about the historic civil rights in Alabama
Notes - Member paid $500 personally to participate in trip - so total subsidized cost is $585.

Travel Cost - $721.00
Lodging Cost - $214.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,085.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Development Corporation for Israel
Dates - November 29, 2001 - December 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - El Paso, TX

Purpose - Keynote speaker at their annual dinner in El Paso.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $291.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $36.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $327.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 25, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $3,349.60
Lodging Cost - $638.93
Meal Cost - $470.65
Other Cost - $994.00
Total Cost - $5,453.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute
Dates - June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - educational -- Jt. Listening Sessions of CBC Health and Environmental Justice Braintrusts
Notes - spouse Mrs. Kathryn George Frost

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $340.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $480.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - July 27, 2002 - July 29, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - to speak to participants at the ABA's summer meeting
Notes - spouse Kathryn George Frost -- other includes car service

Travel Cost - $7,306.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $540.00
Other Cost - $159.00
Total Cost - $8,245.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - January 8, 2002 - January 9, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Notes - other includes charitable contribution to the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas

Travel Cost - $412.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $2,000.00
Total Cost - $2,412.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - February 7, 2003 - February 7, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Notes - Other cost is for honoraria (charitable contribution)

Travel Cost - $528.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $2,000.00
Total Cost - $2,528.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Miami
Dates - March 24, 2003 - March 25, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Accompanied spouse to University of Miami at the request of the President
Notes - Spouse Major General Kathryn Frost accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,588.00
Lodging Cost - $155.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,743.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - April 22, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Other cost is for honorarium.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $1,000.00
Total Cost - $1,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - March 2, 2004 - March 2, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Notes - other was "honoraria charitable contribution"

Travel Cost - $558.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $2,000.00
Total Cost - $2,558.70

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.