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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.

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  • 12.16.14

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    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.
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    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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LEVIN, SANDER, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 25
Total cost of trips - $105,710.97

Average cost per trip - $4,228.44
Total number of days spent traveling - 105 days
Rank of representative - 34 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,125.74
Lodging Cost - $839.26
Meal Cost - $681.35
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $2,686.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute, Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy

Purpose - TPN winter meeting and CELI study visit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,018.25
Lodging Cost - $1,070.00
Meal Cost - $429.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $5,592.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 18, 2000 - April 22, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - attend conference on us policy toward Cuba
Notes - spouse

Travel Cost - $1,608.60
Lodging Cost - $1,792.00
Meal Cost - $1,296.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,796.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 25, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - conference on us-Russia relations
Notes - spouse

Travel Cost - $3,249.80
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,669.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $434.50
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $377.42
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $1,729.87

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - Participate in conference on the convergence of U.S. National Security and the Global Environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,352.00
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,232.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Columbia University
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaker at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $454.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $454.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - To participate in Bipartisan Congressional health policy conference
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $890.00
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $414.00
Other Cost - $45.95
Total Cost - $2,222.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stanford Law School
Dates - May 18, 2002 - May 19, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $414.00
Lodging Cost - $205.74
Meal Cost - $19.06
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $638.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 1, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend Leadership Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $23.00
Lodging Cost - $317.70
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $340.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - participant
Notes -

Travel Cost - $607.50
Lodging Cost - $1,236.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,993.50

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - conference on Islam
Notes - accompanied by spouse Victoria Levin. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $2,927.14
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $7,202.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Brookings
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - congressional retreat on welfare reform
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,090.50
Lodging Cost - $335.00
Meal Cost - $262.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,687.50

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - To participate in congressional program
Notes - Spouse, Victoria Levin accompanied

Travel Cost - $5,293.80
Lodging Cost - $1,568.00
Meal Cost - $1,520.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,381.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in conference on US-Mexico Relations
Notes - spouse Victoria Levin accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,151.00
Lodging Cost - $1,725.00
Meal Cost - $990.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,866.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 13, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a Conference on US Policy in Latin America
Notes - Washington, DC - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,882.68
Lodging Cost - $2,360.00
Meal Cost - $1,616.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,058.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - April 4, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Invited to attend Town Hall
Notes - Washington, Dc - Philadelphia, PA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $230.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 25, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - Shanghai, China - Beijing, China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China Relations
Notes - Detroit, MI - Chicago, IL - Shanghai, China - Beijing, China - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $17,423.00
Lodging Cost - $1,216.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20,439.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US - China relations
Notes - Washington, DC - Honolulu, HI - Washington, DC Personal expenses: 1/2 - 1/5/04 Including spouse

Travel Cost - $4,273.80
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,748.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Govt Harvard Univ
Dates - April 30, 2004 - April 30, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - To participate in conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Boston, MA - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $765.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $47.70
Total Cost - $812.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Georgetown, Bahamas

Purpose - To participate in conference on Brazil
Notes - Washington, DC - Georgetown, Bahamas - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,807.00
Lodging Cost - $2,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,520.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $7,177.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Conference
Dates - June 3, 2004 - June 6, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Participate in policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $740.18
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $765.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 21, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - To participate in conference on Political Islam
Notes - Washington, DC - Barcelona, Spain - Washington, DC Including spouse Dates of personal expenses: 1

Travel Cost - $3,208.40
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $1,968.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,651.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Dick Gephardt Legacy Fund
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 9, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - St Louis, MO - Washington, DC This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - May 16, 2005 - May 16, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Erie, PA

Purpose - Invited to attend Town Hall
Notes - Washington, DC - Erie, PA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $313.30
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $313.30

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.