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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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HOEKSTRA, PETER, Republican Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $25,194.95

Average cost per trip - $2,519.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 257 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Tech Net Massachusetts, Keane Inc
Dates - October 2, 2000 - October 2, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - discussion of 20 leading New England tech executives regarding issues impacting the new economy, Inc. internet taxation, trade, HIB Visas
Notes - additional expense is thank-you gift

Travel Cost - $1,138.52
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $65.58
Other Cost - $40.75
Total Cost - $1,244.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - January 9, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Accompanied by wife Diane Hoekstra

Travel Cost - $6,516.00
Lodging Cost - $1,546.00
Meal Cost - $872.00
Other Cost - $1,280.00
Total Cost - $10,214.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Council for National Policy
Dates - April 10, 2000 - April 12, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - orig had total in other so we moved

Travel Cost - $857.00
Lodging Cost - $262.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,419.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Constitutional Coalition, St. Louis, Mo.
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Grand Rapids, MI

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $579.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $594.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Foundry Society
Dates - November 23, 2000 - November 25, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - speak regarding workforce/labor issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $843.00
Lodging Cost - $730.64
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,648.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 4, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational purpose
Notes -

Travel Cost - $22.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $168.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $365.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $10.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $146.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $156.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Precision Metalforming Association
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 25, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speaking at Precision Metalforming Association 2003 Annual Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,054.50
Lodging Cost - $282.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,336.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 22, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $139.08
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $328.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - December 9, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan

Purpose - to build bridges of friendship between the leadership of the United States and Jordan
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,948.50
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $339.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,888.25

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.