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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.

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  • 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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GUTKNECHT, GILBERT W JR, Republican Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 18
Total cost of trips - $44,231.99

Average cost per trip - $2,457.33
Total number of days spent traveling - 78 days
Rank of representative - 144 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 18, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Niagara Falls, NY

Purpose - 17th Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,177.00
Lodging Cost - $318.00
Meal Cost - $167.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,662.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - February 3, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - SCI Annual Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $319.20
Meal Cost - $275.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $594.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Bipartisan House Agriculture Committee Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $20.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $285.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Arctic Power
Dates - May 26, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Anchorage, AK - Prudhoe Bay, AK - Kaktovik, AK - Valdez, AK

Purpose - 2001 ANWR Congressional Tour
Notes - Child Margie Gutknecht accompanied.

Travel Cost - $5,059.60
Lodging Cost - $220.00
Meal Cost - $178.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,457.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 7, 2001 - April 13, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Ussdom, Germany

Purpose - To attend the 18th annual Congress - Bundestag Seminar
Notes - Spouse Mary Gutknecht accompanied.

Travel Cost - $3,209.80
Lodging Cost - $619.59
Meal Cost - $216.92
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,046.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $36.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost - $146.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $311.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - March 25, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Galveston, TX

Purpose - 19th Annual Congress-Bundestag seminar
Notes - spouse Mary Gutknecht accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,676.00
Lodging Cost - $657.60
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,633.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 14, 2003 - April 18, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Heidelberg, Germany

Purpose - 20th Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,855.50
Lodging Cost - $556.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,611.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association, Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - January 15, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding visit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,500.00
Lodging Cost - $1,650.00
Meal Cost - $650.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $6,870.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 13, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Mary Gutknecht accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,260.00
Lodging Cost - $1,511.07
Meal Cost - $715.90
Other Cost - $307.15
Total Cost - $3,794.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - conference and speaking engagement
Notes - spouse - Mary Gutkencht -

Travel Cost - $1,348.54
Lodging Cost - $881.40
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,179.94

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Dairy Foods Association
Dates - January 17, 2004 - January 20, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - conference and speaking engagement
Notes - spouse - Mary Gutkencht - other expenses were hotel fees and registration for conference

Travel Cost - $1,107.00
Lodging Cost - $1,085.96
Meal Cost - $684.00
Other Cost - $360.00
Total Cost - $3,236.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - German Chamber of Commerce
Dates - February 18, 2004 - February 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Munich, Germany

Purpose - fact-finding - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $850.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Global Atlanticsts
Dates - April 3, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Warrenton, VA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - spouse - Mary Gutknecht

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $370.98
Meal Cost - $69.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $440.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $153.89
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $481.53

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - 104th Class Retreat
Notes -

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Assn of Former Members of Congress - Congressional Study Group on Germany
Dates - March 18, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Brussels, Belgium - Frankfurt, Germany

Purpose - To meet with Members of the German Bundestag, German government representatives and EU and NATO officials to discuss current issues in the transatlantic relationship
Notes - Washington, DC - Berlin, Germany - day trip to Brussels, Belgium - stayed in Frankfurt, Germany 3/23 - 3/24

Travel Cost - $1,899.10
Lodging Cost - $1,521.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $740.00
Total Cost - $4,960.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Assn of Former Members of Congress Congressional Study Group on Germany
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Twin Cities, MN

Purpose - Conference for Members of Congress and German Parliamentarians to discuss important issues in the transatlantic relationship, ie NATO and the War on Terror
Notes - Including spouse Travel to and from at personal expense

Travel Cost - $103.25
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $416.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,179.25

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.

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.