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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.

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  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

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    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.
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PICKERING, CHARLES W JR, Republican Party
Mississippi

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $15,888.86

Average cost per trip - $934.64
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 351 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
Dates - January 27, 2000 - January 28, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - CTIA Wireless 2000 convention
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $230.00
Meal Cost - $195.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,225.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AT&T
Dates - December 3, 2001 - December 3, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Bedminster, NJ

Purpose - Site visit to AT&T Global Network Operations Center
Notes -

Travel Cost - $227.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $277.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
Dates - May 4, 2001 - May 6, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - Speech and participate in panel discussions on wireless industry
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Leisha Pickering

Travel Cost - $100.00
Lodging Cost - $268.70
Meal Cost - $406.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $774.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lockheed Martin
Dates - February 24, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Meridian, MS

Purpose - Attend event at Lockheed-Martin plant in Meridian
Notes -

Travel Cost - $612.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $612.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - June 2, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speech on energy policy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,242.00
Lodging Cost - $173.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,415.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
Dates - February 27, 2001 - February 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - CTIA Wireless 2000 Convention
Notes - orig had total in other so we moved

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $230.00
Meal Cost - $195.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,225.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bancorp South
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Point Clear, AL

Purpose - Speech to Bancorp South Director's Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,099.00
Lodging Cost - $130.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,229.00

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 - Accompanied by spouse Leisha Pickering

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
Dates - March 17, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - 2002 wireless convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $594.00
Lodging Cost - $290.09
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $934.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - April 4, 2003 - April 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Roundtable regarding country of origin labeling
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Leisha, Will, Ross, Jack, Asher, and Harper Pickering accompanied (spouse and children). Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,226.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Eurocopter
Dates - August 7, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, MS

Purpose - The groundbreaking ceremony for a new American Eurocopter Facility
Notes -

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $500.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lockheed Martin
Dates - July 8, 2003 - July 8, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Meridian, MS

Purpose - A workplace shooting occurred at the Lockheed martin facility in Lauderdale County. I traveled to visit the plant, law enforcement and the victims in the hospital to assist in a very tragic situation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $515.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $515.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bell South
Dates - April 14, 2005 - April 15, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Tour Bell South facilities and see their IP Video Services
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Jackson, MS

Travel Cost - $509.20
Lodging Cost - $155.25
Meal Cost - $191.25
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $855.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aurora Flight Sciences
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Starkville, MS

Purpose - Inaugural delivery of 1st Order of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to be built at new plant in MS
Notes - Washington, DC - Starkville, MS

Travel Cost - $616.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $616.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Telecommunications Industry Assn (TIA)
Dates - August 8, 2005 - August 9, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Speak to their board meeting
Notes - New Orleans, LA - Vail, CO - Jackson, MS

Travel Cost - $806.81
Lodging Cost - $191.84
Meal Cost - $74.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,072.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ergon
Dates - September 7, 2005 - September 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - I flew by private plane with constituents who had meetings in DC to enable me to spend more time in my district which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina the week before. The purpose of my travel to and from DC was official session and votes.
Notes - Jackson, MS Washington, DC - Jackson, MS

Travel Cost - $1,158.51
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,158.51

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.