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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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  • 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

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  • 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.

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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MCKEON, HOWARD P, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $30,819.34

Average cost per trip - $3,081.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 38 days
Rank of representative - 214 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Boeing Company
Dates - April 16, 2000 - April 17, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Huntington Beach, CA - Seal Beach, CA

Purpose - Tour and briefing on space and communication programs
Notes - Took wife Patricia McKeon

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $392.90
Meal Cost - $138.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $530.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Information Technology Industry Council
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Tour Hi-Tech Companies
Notes - Filed 05/16/2000 - no dates given for trip

Travel Cost - $419.00
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $814.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs
Dates - June 4, 2000 - June 5, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Keynote speaker at conference
Notes - Location not given

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $155.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $155.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of Proprietary Colleges
Dates - December 9, 2001 - December 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To visit local universities and colleges
Notes - Spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied.

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost - $912.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,212.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
Dates - July 20, 2001 - July 23, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes - location not specified on disclosure

Travel Cost - $188.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $129.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $317.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 7, 2001 - April 13, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Qatar

Purpose - Qatari-American Conference for Free Markets & Democracy, Doha Qatar
Notes - Spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied.

Travel Cost - $15,800.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,800.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
Dates - August 23, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Sun Valley, ID

Purpose - guest speaker for the Council of Government Affairs
Notes - Spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied.

Travel Cost - $251.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $501.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 24, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - higher education issues
Notes - spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $243.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $393.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Community Colleges
Dates - April 20, 2002 - April 22, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - presented with an award for support of higher education
Notes - spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied. Spouse had lodging expenses but $0 travel expenses.

Travel Cost - $388.00
Lodging Cost - $446.20
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $834.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - General Atomics
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Milan, Italy - Venice, Italy

Purpose - fact finding mission to learn of common Italian/American defense interests
Notes - other expenses were misc. parking, taxi, etc.

Travel Cost - $6,700.00
Lodging Cost - $2,459.60
Meal Cost - $1,017.87
Other Cost - $83.67
Total Cost - $10,261.14

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.