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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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    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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REGULA, RALPH S, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $50,391.96

Average cost per trip - $4,581.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 50 days
Rank of representative - 123 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 26, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Martha Regula - other expenses were for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,426.00
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,951.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - to participate in a conference on US-Russia Relations
Notes - other expenses =ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,317.26
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,817.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education
Notes - spouse: Mary Regula

Travel Cost - $1,139.00
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $3,372.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Gas Association
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 5, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - speak to American Gas Association - public affairs and marketing forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $699.90
Lodging Cost - $128.82
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $848.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 18, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - participate in education conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Regula - meal in lodging cost - other cost is ground transport

Travel Cost - $4,022.00
Lodging Cost - $1,710.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,832.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes - other cost for rental car. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,091.50
Lodging Cost - $380.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $82.84
Total Cost - $1,684.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - education conference
Notes - spouse, Martha Regula, other-airline change itinerary penalty fee, ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,244.80
Lodging Cost - $4,240.00
Meal Cost - $3,240.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $9,024.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation
Dates - December 5, 2002 - December 5, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech at dedication of Safra Synagogue, NY, NY
Notes -

Travel Cost - $452.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $452.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - with spouse Mary - other covered ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,848.02
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $3,240.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $9,288.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Conference on Education
Notes - Cleveland - Cancun, Mexico - Cleveland

Travel Cost - $1,755.80
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,475.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Broad Foundation
Dates - March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - 2005 Strategic Advisory Retreat w/national Education leaders to discuss future investment
Notes - Washington Dulles - Los Angeles - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $923.02
Lodging Cost - $518.00
Meal Cost - $205.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,646.02

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.