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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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MOORE, DENNIS, Democratic Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $57,677.74

Average cost per trip - $4,806.48
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 102 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - January 24, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Banking and UN fact-finding mission
Notes - Took spouse Stephanie Moore

Travel Cost - $75.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $513.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $958.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Merrill Lynch, NYSE
Dates - January 23, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Banking and UN fact-finding mission
Notes - Took wife Stephanie Moore

Travel Cost - $1,258.00
Lodging Cost - $182.00
Meal Cost - $482.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,922.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - retreat/ strategy and policy
Notes - other expenses include dinner cruise

Travel Cost - $483.50
Lodging Cost - $1,009.68
Meal Cost - $387.11
Other Cost - $230.66
Total Cost - $2,110.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2001 Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Stephene Moore accompanied. Meals included in the lodging costs.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Asia Foundation
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 28, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Beijing, China - Shijiazhuang, China - Xibaipo, China - Beijing, China

Purpose - Meet with Chinese officials, build a computer lab in Xibaipo
Notes - Accompanied by wife Stephene Moore

Travel Cost - $18,592.30
Lodging Cost - $1,066.67
Meal Cost - $146.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,805.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Meet Cuban trade officials, dissidents, and government officials
Notes - Accompanied by wife Stephene Moore. Spouse paid for own airfare. Other cost is airport departure tax.

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,464.00
Meal Cost - $267.36
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,558.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Microsoft Corporation
Dates - July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Redmond, WA

Purpose -
Notes - Accompanied by wife Stephene Moore. Transport cost includes ground transportation ($263.07)

Travel Cost - $4,555.91
Lodging Cost - $523.54
Meal Cost - $530.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,610.43

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Wine Institute
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - Educational tour of Napa Valley
Notes - Accompanied by wife Stephene Moore -- Other cost: Lake County Wine Alliance Charity Event Tickets

Travel Cost - $4,031.00
Lodging Cost - $1,004.64
Meal Cost - $423.50
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $5,609.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - dialogue with NASDAQ listed businesses
Notes - spouse - Stephane Moore - personal day was 4/5

Travel Cost - $3,712.80
Lodging Cost - $945.00
Meal Cost - $1,062.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,719.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Attend and participate in the NASDAQ Leadership Summit
Notes - Spouse Stephene Moore accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,589.00
Lodging Cost - $1,543.05
Meal Cost - $1,050.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,182.05

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Assn
Dates - April 1, 2005 - April 5, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Conference brought together members of Congress. Congressional Staff, and Representatives of the Securities Industry to discuss legislative regulatory initiatives impacting industry
Notes - Kansas City - Miami / Miami - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,125.80
Lodging Cost - $1,067.85
Meal Cost - $1,355.65
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,549.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heart to Heart Int'l of Olathe Kansas
Dates - September 4, 2005 - September 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Survey damage & relief efforts following hurricane Katrina
Notes - Kansas City, KS - New Orleans, LA - Kansas City, KS

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $450.00

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.