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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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    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.
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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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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MCCOLLUM, BETTY, Democratic Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $31,939.61

Average cost per trip - $3,548.85
Total number of days spent traveling - 57 days
Rank of representative - 203 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife
Dates - June 30, 2001 - July 5, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Fairbanks, AK

Purpose - Fact finding trip to Artic Refuge
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,528.27
Lodging Cost - $359.33
Meal Cost - $129.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,017.08

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bi-partisan Congressional Heath Policy Conference
Notes - Location not specified on disclosure - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $880.00
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,150.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Dates - May 26, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tongass Forest, AK

Purpose - to gather information on the Tongass National Forest as a member of the subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Forestry and the Subcommittee on National Forests and Forest Health.
Notes - Boat trip was 5/27-6/1. The other days were travel.

Travel Cost - $1,328.42
Lodging Cost - $758.00
Meal Cost - $510.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,596.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - To gain more in depth knowledge of current healthcare issues
Notes - other costs are for jacket and totebag

Travel Cost - $1,802.82
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,638.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Women's Democracy Center
Dates - January 11, 2003 - January 16, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Belfast, Northern Ireland

Purpose - Legislative exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost - $594.08
Lodging Cost - $423.80
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,017.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Dates - August 9, 2003 - August 19, 2003 (11 days)
Location(s) - South Africa

Purpose - To see first hand what is being done to combat the global AIDS epidemic
Notes - Personal expense between 08/09/2003 and 08/12/2003

Travel Cost - $6,668.03
Lodging Cost - $1,218.40
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,029.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Bank Parliamentary Network
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Purpose - HIV/AIDS working group
Notes - other expenses were incidentals

Travel Cost - $6,799.37
Lodging Cost - $880.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $210.00
Total Cost - $8,089.37

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Govt Harvard
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Minneapolis - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Minneapolis

Travel Cost - $618.66
Lodging Cost - $1,351.31
Meal Cost - $466.20
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $2,471.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Public Lands Grazing Campaign
Dates - August 31, 2004 - September 3, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Yellowstone National Park, WY

Purpose - The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Grazing Fact-Finding Tour
Notes - Minneapolis/St Paul - Bozeman, MT - Yellowstone / Yellowstone - Bozeman, MT - Minneapolis

Travel Cost - $566.84
Lodging Cost - $264.99
Meal Cost - $92.81
Other Cost - $4.58
Total Cost - $929.22

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.