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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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LUCAS, FRANK D, Republican Party
Oklahoma

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $25,312.21

Average cost per trip - $2,531.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 256 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Olsson, Frank and Weeda, PC Attorneys at Law
Dates - June 11, 2000 - June 11, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - guest speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $872.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $872.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - ag committee retreat
Notes -

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - November 13, 2001 - November 13, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Speak at American Bankers Association National Agricultural Bankers Conference
Notes - Honorarium will be donated to a charity

Travel Cost - $267.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $28.00
Other Cost - $1,000.00
Total Cost - $1,295.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farm Credit Council
Dates - January 14, 2001 - January 16, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Guest speaker
Notes - Spouse Lynda L. Lucas

Travel Cost - $3,690.00
Lodging Cost - $385.58
Meal Cost - $104.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,179.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
Dates - August 26, 2003 - August 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ardmore, OK

Purpose - tour facility which conducts research in agricultural biotechnology
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $64.99
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $74.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farm Credit Council
Dates - January 15, 2005 - January 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Rep. Lucas was a featured speaker at the Farm Credit Council annual meeting where he discussed the future of the farm credit system
Notes - Rep: Oklahoma City - San Diego - Washington, DC Mrs Lucas: Oklahoma City - San Diego - Oklahoma City

Travel Cost - $3,062.30
Lodging Cost - $330.21
Meal Cost - $409.79
Other Cost - $10.99
Total Cost - $3,813.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Dates - April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Educational trip to visit and learn about the exchanges
Notes - OKC - Chicago - DC

Travel Cost - $645.89
Lodging Cost - $457.30
Meal Cost - $171.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,275.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CropLife America
Dates - September 24, 2004 - September 28, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Review agricultural and environmental issues affecting the crop protection industry
Notes - Rep Frank Lucas: Washington, DC - Las Vegas, NV - Washington, DC Mrs. Lynda Lucas: Oklahoma City, OK - Las Vegas, NV - Oklahoma City, OK Including spouse

Travel Cost - $683.61
Lodging Cost - $990.00
Meal Cost - $610.91
Other Cost - $313.81
Total Cost - $2,598.33

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Attendance at the 2004 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Budapest, Hungary - Washington, DC 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) - CropLife America
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Review agricultural and environmental issues affecting the crop protection industry
Notes - Rep Lucas: Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Mrs. Lucas: Oklahoma City, OK - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $734.69
Lodging Cost - $665.67
Meal Cost - $565.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,966.12

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.