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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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HOBSON, DAVID LEE, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $54,975.75

Average cost per trip - $6,108.42
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 113 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - November 23, 2000 - November 24, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - acpa annual meeting
Notes - Accompanied by wife Carolyn A Hobson

Travel Cost - $3,451.34
Lodging Cost - $1,297.44
Meal Cost - $151.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,900.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 20, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - 2001 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Hobson accompanied. Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $15,535.06
Lodging Cost - $2,810.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $19,571.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 23, 2001 - September 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - ACPA annual meeting
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Hobson accompanied.

Travel Cost - $3,451.34
Lodging Cost - $1,297.44
Meal Cost - $151.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,900.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 22, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lanai, HI

Purpose - Conference on US-China relations
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Hobson accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $4,905.78
Lodging Cost - $1,960.00
Meal Cost - $1,710.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $8,625.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - To participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Hobson accompanied from Columbus, Ohio. Other costs are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $1,623.40
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,463.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Crop Life America
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Meeting to discuss outlook for agricultural and environmental legislation
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Hobson accompanied.

Travel Cost - $168.50
Lodging Cost - $635.80
Meal Cost - $338.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,142.30

Additional family members - Yes


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 - spouse - Carolyn A. Hobson - other expense is ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,163.00
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $5,983.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - 2005 Congressional Advisory Board Policy Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Key Biscayne, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $299.20
Lodging Cost - $1,101.75
Meal Cost - $1,136.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,537.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Assn
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - Congressional / Industry workshop
Notes - Washington, DC - Ft Myers, FL - Columbus, OH Including spouse

Travel Cost - $810.40
Lodging Cost - $368.42
Meal Cost - $523.08
Other Cost - $149.94
Total Cost - $1,851.84

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.