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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

    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.
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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.
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    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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POMEROY, EARL RALPH, Democratic Party
North Dakota

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $45,003.92

Average cost per trip - $3,750.33
Total number of days spent traveling - 52 days
Rank of representative - 141 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Dates - June 5, 2000 - June 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech to MSDW Global Pensions Group
Notes -

Travel Cost - $235.20
Lodging Cost - $272.67
Meal Cost - $66.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $573.87

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Farmers Union
Dates - February 25, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - Speech to the National Farmers Union Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $601.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $18.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $744.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Life Insurance Co., Wellpoint Health Networks
Dates - May 31, 2000 - June 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Thousand Oaks, CA - Newport Beach, CA

Purpose - Breakfast speech to Pacific Life; lunch speech to Wellpoint
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,421.25
Lodging Cost - $172.92
Meal Cost - $32.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,626.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Participate in Agriculture Committee Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $265.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Passe Club International
Dates - December 4, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speech to National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Notes - No location listed

Travel Cost - $544.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $18.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $562.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Save the Children, OXFAM, Academy for Educational Development
Dates - January 21, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Mali - Ghana

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Other expenses for incidentals

Travel Cost - $5,008.50
Lodging Cost - $465.56
Meal Cost - $181.58
Other Cost - $31.96
Total Cost - $5,687.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Strategic and International Studies, Japan External Trade Organization
Dates - August 24, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Keynote address as Global Aging Initiative Commission Member
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,746.25
Lodging Cost - $995.69
Meal Cost - $520.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,261.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association, Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Hong Kong - Taiwan - South Korea

Purpose - increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,688.30
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,838.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council on Compensation Insurance
Dates - May 6, 2004 - May 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Keynote speech at NCCI's Annual Symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,334.70
Lodging Cost - $235.00
Meal Cost - $119.19
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,688.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Malaysia Exchange Assn
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Malaysia

Purpose - This trip was designed to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the US and Malaysia as long-time allies and key trading partners. The complete list of meeting is attached.
Notes - Washington, DC - Korea - Malaysia - Bismarck, ND

Travel Cost - $5,297.92
Lodging Cost - $363.00
Meal Cost - $126.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,786.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - This trip designed to strength the bilateral relationship between the US and the Republic of Korea as long-time allies and key trading partners. The complete list of meetings held is attached.
Notes - Washington, DC - Korea - Malaysia - Bismarck, ND

Travel Cost - $5,378.92
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $7,078.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - March 24, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Rochester, MN

Purpose - Discuss Social Security
Notes - Fargo, ND - Rochester, MN - Bismarck, ND

Travel Cost - $881.81
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $8.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $889.81

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.