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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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  • 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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GREENWOOD, JAMES C, Republican Party
Pennsylvania

Total number of trips - 28
Total cost of trips - $121,890.57

Average cost per trip - $4,353.23
Total number of days spent traveling - 117 days
Rank of representative - 24 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Dates - August 11, 2000 - August 17, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - Fact finding tour of Alaska's Tongass National Forest, the country's largest and most controversial national forest
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,468.78
Lodging Cost - $97.98
Meal Cost - $1,020.00
Other Cost - $1,020.00
Total Cost - $3,606.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Globe USA
Dates - November 17, 2000 - November 20, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Purpose - To attend GLOBE International Executive Committee meeting in the Hague
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,794.00
Lodging Cost - $577.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $162.00
Total Cost - $2,833.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Investment Banking Association
Dates - August 18, 2000 - August 18, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speech
Notes - orig had total in other so we moved

Travel Cost - $418.00
Lodging Cost - $230.00
Meal Cost - $54.96
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $702.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - March 24, 2000 - March 24, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India

Purpose - At the request of Speak Hastert, I represented the Speaker on President Clinton's March 18-26 mission aboard Air Force One to Bangladesh and India. While in India, I attended meetings of the Confederation of Indian Industry and Indian parliamentarians
Notes - One-way airfare from New Delhi to Philadelphia

Travel Cost - $1,850.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,850.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 26, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S. Russia relations
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,134.20
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,659.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Transatlantic Policy Network bringing together corporate, government and academia on both sides of the Atlantic
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $6,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $9,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - To participate in a conference entitled, "The Convergence of U.S. National Security and the Global Environment"
Notes - Spouse accompanied; other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,017.60
Lodging Cost - $1,924.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,421.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Counties
Dates - November 17, 2001 - November 19, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Featured speaker / honored guest in support of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Event.
Notes - Child Laura Greenwood accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,982.00
Lodging Cost - $581.37
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,563.37

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 12, 2001 - January 17, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US policy toward Cuba.
Notes - Transportation included $50 ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $2,062.20
Lodging Cost - $2,356.00
Meal Cost - $1,650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,068.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Population Action International
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 14, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Morocco

Purpose - Get first hand knowledge on family planning
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $6,100.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost - $530.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $7,680.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Globe USA
Dates - February 5, 2001 - February 6, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Nairobi, Kenya - Kiunga, Kenya - Lamu, Kenya - Shimoni, Kenya

Purpose - Visit local government conservation programs
Notes - Stepson Rob McClure accompanied between 2/2/01 - 2/8/01 - same itinerary but starting and ending in Washington DC. Other cost is for cold medicine.

Travel Cost - $2,226.37
Lodging Cost - $901.60
Meal Cost - $84.47
Other Cost - $7.84
Total Cost - $3,220.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Pharmaceutical Care Management
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speaker at annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,740.00
Lodging Cost - $397.38
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,137.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Globe USA
Dates - November 30, 2001 - December 3, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - Speak about alternative energy and pollution issues on the opening panel of the Global Conference on Oceans and Coasts.
Notes - Spouse Kathryn Greenwood accompanied. Some costs eg lodging and Member's airfare, were paid by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. These are not included in the figures listed here.

Travel Cost - $605.99
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $165.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $771.47

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Globe USA
Dates - June 22, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Tarrytown, NY

Purpose - Participate in conference of how Export Credit Agencies impact the global climate system and the role they play in financing energy and fossil fuel infrastructure in developing countries with other legislators.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $155.00
Lodging Cost - $40.00
Meal Cost - $115.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $310.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - To discuss public policy issues that affect relations between the US and Scotland.
Notes - Spouse Kathryn Greenwood accompanied. Other costs are for cultural events.

Travel Cost - $7,899.66
Lodging Cost - $2,810.00
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $11,935.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Globe USA
Dates - July 13, 2001 - July 15, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - The International Legislators' Conference on Clean Energy and the 16th GLOBE International General Assembly.
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $583.20
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,233.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Foundation for Responsible Government
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 24, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Speak at their 2002 Winter Meeting
Notes - child Kathryn Greenwood accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,791.00
Lodging Cost - $1,144.00
Meal Cost - $868.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,803.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Purpose - conference on Islam
Notes - mother Alice Greenwood accompanied. Transportation expenses includes $150 ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,594.20
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,719.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Brain Injury Research Treatment and Training Foundation, Terminal Trucking, Hilton Charlotte
Dates - January 19, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlotte, NC

Purpose - receive Philip L. Lance Award for Public Awareness of the Brain
Notes - child Laura Greenwood accompanied. Transportation costs include air and car, provided by NBIRTT and Terminal Trucking. Lodging provided by the Hilton Charlotte.

Travel Cost - $11,008.66
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $62.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,320.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Water Utilities Executive Council
Dates - April 12, 2003 - April 16, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Bermuda

Purpose - Water Utilities Executive Council Conference
Notes - Child Laura Greenwood accompanied. Other cost is for 'business center'.

Travel Cost - $1,270.00
Lodging Cost - $1,100.00
Meal Cost - $885.00
Other Cost - $24.60
Total Cost - $3,279.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American College of Surgeons
Dates - August 1, 2003 - August 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Luncheon speaker at the American College of Surgeons annual meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $325.91
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $325.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - 2003 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Child Kathryn Greenwood accompanied, stayed in same room. Transportation cost includes ground transport

Travel Cost - $13,580.72
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,055.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - NASDAQ leadership summit
Notes - Child Kathryn Greenwood accompanied, stayed in same room.

Travel Cost - $4,352.00
Lodging Cost - $1,921.00
Meal Cost - $670.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,943.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society
Dates - June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Ana, CA - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Spoke at National Conference
Notes - Child Kathryn Greenwood accompanied, stayed in same room.

Travel Cost - $711.00
Lodging Cost - $545.00
Meal Cost - $194.55
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,450.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - MPM Capital, Merrill Lynch, Hale & Dorr LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, Comerica Bank Corp
Dates - May 5, 2004 - May 7, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Bermuda

Purpose - keynote speaker at industry conference
Notes - other expenses - phone calls, business center, mini bar, etc. and meal costs included in conference

Travel Cost - $1,639.80
Lodging Cost - $920.00
Meal Cost - $24.95
Other Cost - $247.37
Total Cost - $2,832.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
Dates - December 15, 2003 - December 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - guest speaker for the Gill Lecture of the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
Notes -

Travel Cost - $10.00
Lodging Cost - $286.52
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $296.52

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Johns Hopkins University - Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health
Dates - December 3, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - MD

Purpose - keynote address at their 2003 Leadership Forum dinner
Notes - other cost - telephone call

Travel Cost - $25.00
Lodging Cost - $164.18
Meal Cost - $145.66
Other Cost - $8.58
Total Cost - $343.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education reform
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,668.51
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $810.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,478.51

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.