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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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PETRI, TOM, Republican Party
Wisconsin

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $19,303.95

Average cost per trip - $1,484.92
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 310 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 22, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speak to legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,496.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $182.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,078.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Associated General Contractors of America
Dates - March 23, 2001 - March 23, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Speech at legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $748.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $748.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Public Transportation Association
Dates - October 2, 2001 - October 2, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Attend APTA conference
Notes - No location specified

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $300.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Dates - July 12, 2002 - July 13, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - attend and speak at conference on national railroad issues
Notes - accompanied by spouse Anne Petri

Travel Cost - $641.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,001.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Century Business Services, Inc.
Dates - April 22, 2002 - April 22, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - speak at seminar with local officials and private sector on federal highway funding and reauthorization of TEA 21
Notes -

Travel Cost - $304.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $17.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $321.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Associated General Contractors of America
Dates - February 8, 2003 - February 8, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - speak at conference about TEA21 Reauthorization
Notes -

Travel Cost - $376.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $391.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hinkley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah
Dates - January 13, 2003 - January 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - speak at political science conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $388.00
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost - $52.78
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $539.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Railway Supply Institute
Dates - April 14, 2004 - April 14, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - to address RSI conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $839.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $839.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - AAR's Legislative Conference
Notes - LaJolla, CA - Denver, CO

Travel Cost - $541.63
Lodging Cost - $326.00
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,027.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bicycle Business Leadership Conference
Dates - February 6, 2004 - February 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,148.20
Lodging Cost - $138.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,286.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Japan Legislative Exchange Program
Dates - November 8, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Attend and participate in legislative exchange program
Notes - Washington, DC - Tokyo, Japan - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $7,997.87
Lodging Cost - $345.79
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,343.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 3, 2004 - December 3, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Participation in a roundtable discussion on Kid's Accounts - A Platform for Financial Security
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $339.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $3.25
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $342.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - French American Foundation
Dates - February 21, 2005 - February 22, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - US-French Congressional Roundtable
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris, France (one-way ticket)

Travel Cost - $1,640.10
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,085.10

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.