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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.
  • 12.08.14

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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.
  • 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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PRICE, DAVID E, Democratic Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $119,178.76

Average cost per trip - $6,272.57
Total number of days spent traveling - 96 days
Rank of representative - 26 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace
Dates - January 10, 2000 - January 17, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Morocco - Tunisia - Kuwait - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,984.18
Lodging Cost - $1,319.92
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,304.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $4,805.78
Lodging Cost - $1,288.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,293.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - DLC Spring retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $245.50
Lodging Cost - $673.12
Meal Cost - $296.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,215.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yale Alumni Association
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Haven, CT

Purpose - Speech at Yale Political Science Alumni Reunion
Notes - Other expenses for registration and meals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $308.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 19, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - Participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $5,104.60
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $3,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,804.60

Additional family members - Yes


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 Lisa Price

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 25, 2002 - April 27, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - political fact-finding
Notes - 4/27 at own expense. Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $540.47
Lodging Cost - $552.80
Meal Cost - $233.93
Other Cost - $45.34
Total Cost - $1,372.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kuwait - Lebanon - Israel

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $9,907.87
Lodging Cost - $818.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $102.05
Total Cost - $10,827.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - accompanied by spouse Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $13,109.16
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,909.16

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace
Dates - May 2, 2002 - May 8, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Syria - Beirut, Lebanon - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,295.55
Lodging Cost - $531.20
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,826.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 22, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lanai, HI

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - spouse, Lisa Price, other-not specified

Travel Cost - $4,996.18
Lodging Cost - $1,960.00
Meal Cost - $3,420.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $10,426.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - spouse, Lisa Price, other-not specified

Travel Cost - $4,656.00
Lodging Cost - $1,725.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $8,381.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlottesville, VA

Purpose - conduct a forum at the Miller Center
Notes - spouse, Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $124.80
Lodging Cost - $198.01
Meal Cost - $34.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $356.81

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - to participate in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - spouse, Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $4,510.20
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $3,936.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,721.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - spouse, Lisa Price

Travel Cost - $3,192.96
Lodging Cost - $1,725.00
Meal Cost - $1,980.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,097.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - Historical memory and healing retreat for Members of Congress
Notes - Raleigh, NC - Charleston, SC - Raleigh, NC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $502.48
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,227.48

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL

Purpose - 7th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL - Washington, DC Including spouse *Member personally paid $1000.00 for the cost of chartered airfare.

Travel Cost - $930.00
Lodging Cost - $268.10
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,458.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - 7th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $930.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost - $124.00
Total Cost - $1,582.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2005 - August 30, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland - Shannon, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Raleigh, NC - Dublin, Ireland (traveled to Shannon, Ireland at personal expense) Shannon, Ireland - Raleigh, NC Including spouse Personal expense: 8/27 - 8/30/05

Travel Cost - $5,502.00
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $2,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,864.00

Additional family members - Yes

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.