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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

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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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LINDER, JOHN, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $91,197.74

Average cost per trip - $5,364.57
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 43 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - March 30, 2000 - March 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $554.50
Lodging Cost - $246.26
Meal Cost - $60.88
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $861.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - January 30, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $745.00
Lodging Cost - $285.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,030.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 15, 2002 - November 23, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Vienna, Austria

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - spouse Lynne Linder accompanied

Travel Cost - $7,234.66
Lodging Cost - $1,435.00
Meal Cost - $1,622.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,292.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $554.20
Lodging Cost - $2,100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,654.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Small Business Assn
Dates - February 11, 2005 - February 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sarasota, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $576.80
Lodging Cost - $375.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $951.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - To examine issues relevant to the Committee's responsibilities, and in the process, improve the working environment and working relationship among its members
Notes - DC - Queenstown, MD - DC Aspen Wye River Conference Centers

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Frankfurt, Germany - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Frankfurt, Budapest Including spouse

Travel Cost - $6,970.33
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $989.71
Other Cost - $48.67
Total Cost - $9,217.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - February 23, 2004 - February 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - West Palm Beach, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $806.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,681.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Israel - Jordan

Purpose - To strengthen international understanding while practicing strategic partnerships & joint ventures. Defense Aerospace Homeland Security Mission of Peace
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,200.00
Lodging Cost - $4,000.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $8,450.00
Total Cost - $19,650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mississippi Farm Bureau
Dates - December 6, 2003 - December 6, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jackson, MS

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - Jackson, MS - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $655.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $655.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Farm Bureau
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Traverse City, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Traverse City, MI - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $674.00
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $853.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Iowa Farm Bureau
Dates - December 3, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Des Moines, IA

Purpose - Speaking engagement..
Notes - Atlanta - Des Moines, IA

Travel Cost - $715.00
Lodging Cost - $194.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $909.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - Atlanta, GA - London, England - Atlanta, GA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $15,614.08
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost - $696.66
Total Cost - $18,785.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Farm Bureau
Dates - June 28, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - San Antonio, TX - Atlanta Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,518.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $230.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $2,023.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Spirit Fund
Dates - June 12, 2003 - June 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - Portland, OR - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $1,178.40
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,367.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tax Leadership Council
Dates - April 11, 2005 - April 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - To speak to the executive board and their supports about the prospects for the tax reform in the 109th Congress
Notes - ATL - Houston - IAD [Amended to change sponsor name, and reduce cost] (Atlanta - Houston - Atlanta )

Travel Cost - $9,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - July 25, 2005 - July 25, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Denver, CO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $10,863.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,863.00

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.