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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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NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES, Democratic Party
Dist. of Columbia

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $19,180.46

Average cost per trip - $1,128.26
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 314 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Albany State University
Dates - December 8, 2000 - December 10, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Albany, GA

Purpose - Giving the 2000 fall commencement address at Albany State University
Notes -

Travel Cost - $689.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $689.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Historical Society of the U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Dates - October 26, 2000 - October 26, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Participating in the unveiling ceremony for Chief Judge Leon Higginbotham, Jr.'s portrait
Notes -

Travel Cost - $242.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $242.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bar Association
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Participate in a panel during the Women Leadership Summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $121.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $121.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Civil Liberties Union
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech at retirement gala for Ira Glasser
Notes -

Travel Cost - $45.74
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $245.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - City University Television
Dates - January 9, 2001 - January 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Participate in a panel discussion on the legacy of John Lindsay
Notes -

Travel Cost - $228.75
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $228.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chatham College
Dates - May 19, 2001 - May 20, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pittsburgh, PA

Purpose - Commencement address and receive honorary degree
Notes -

Travel Cost - $556.00
Lodging Cost - $204.06
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $760.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Airlines, AT&T, Microsoft
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 19, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - Attend technology presentation and tour company facilities as part of Congressional Black Caucus Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,107.00
Lodging Cost - $529.00
Meal Cost - $135.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,771.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Other expenses of $100 paid by member

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yale Law School
Dates - February 22, 2002 - February 23, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Haven, CT

Purpose - To deliver the opening address at the Race, Values and the American Legal Process dinner/conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $310.90
Lodging Cost - $99.68
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $410.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Black Law Students Association, Stanford Law School
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 20, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Palo Alto, CA

Purpose - To speak during their Commemoration of Black Liberation Month
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $814.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $211.25
Total Cost - $1,025.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Gate City Bar Association
Dates - November 12, 2003 - November 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - keynote speaker at the Gate city bar association's 2003 hall of fame dinner.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,474.00
Lodging Cost - $395.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,969.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - to participate in the 8th annual Caribbean multi-national business conference
Notes - other: land package includes meals and drinks and transfer to and from the airport

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $468.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $750.00
Total Cost - $1,518.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - to participate in the 2003 congressional tri-caucus retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $694.48
Lodging Cost - $379.80
Meal Cost - $401.68
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,475.96

Additional family members - No


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 Homeland Security Committee's responsibilities, and in the process improve the working environment of the Committee and its members
Notes - Washington, DC to Queenstown, MD

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Antioch College
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 19, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Yellow Springs, OH

Purpose - Chatterjee Peace Lecture Keynote speaker and campus speaker
Notes - Washington, DC - Athens, OH - Wilberforce, OH - Yellow Springs, OH - and return

Travel Cost - $838.20
Lodging Cost - $124.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $963.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Equal Right Advocates
Dates - June 3, 2004 - June 7, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Equal Rights Advocate 30th Anniversary luncheon keynote speaker
Notes - Washington, DC - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA - and return

Travel Cost - $2,687.00
Lodging Cost - $189.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,876.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yale Univ
Dates - May 21, 2005 - May 22, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hartford, CT

Purpose - Yale University Class Day speaker
Notes - Washington, DC - Hartford, CT - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $438.41
Lodging Cost - $207.20
Meal Cost - $48.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $693.97

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.