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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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ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 28
Total cost of trips - $155,540.49

Average cost per trip - $5,555.02
Total number of days spent traveling - 131 days
Rank of representative - 9 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - February 20, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kauai, HI

Purpose - Participate in aviation issues conference
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Cynthia Rogers

Travel Cost - $3,100.00
Lodging Cost - $875.00
Meal Cost - $750.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,725.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 7, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Participate in panel discussion at Natl. Association of Broadcasters 2000 convention
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Cynthia Rogers

Travel Cost - $5,609.00
Lodging Cost - $814.75
Meal Cost - $659.10
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,082.85

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Participate in legislative conference
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Cynthia Rogers

Travel Cost - $2,322.00
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,872.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - WILD Foundation
Dates - July 1, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Tzaneen, South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa - Windoek, Namibia

Purpose - To conduct meeting with representatives of the government of South Africa and Namibia related to U.S. foreign relations, trade relations and conservation activities
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Cynthia Rogers

Travel Cost - $13,802.22
Lodging Cost - $1,282.38
Meal Cost - $389.88
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,474.48

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 20, 2001 - April 24, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Participate on legislative panel at the National Association of Broadcasters 2001 Convention
Notes - spouse, Cynthia Rogers

Travel Cost - $5,998.00
Lodging Cost - $2,763.98
Meal Cost - $599.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,361.74

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 7, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Maui, HI

Purpose - participate in 2001 aviation issues conference
Notes - under lodging costs -- double occupancy; spouse, Cynthia

Travel Cost - $4,200.00
Lodging Cost - $1,365.00
Meal Cost - $850.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,415.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Moran, WY

Purpose - attend the Association of American Railroads legislative conference and participate in panel discussions on issues related to transportation
Notes - spouse, Cynthia Rogers

Travel Cost - $2,220.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,420.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Dallas Area Rapid Transportation
Dates - June 3, 2001 - June 5, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Inspect transit and other transportation related projects under the jurisdiction of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation
Notes - spouse, Cynthia Rogers

Travel Cost - $2,817.00
Lodging Cost - $410.98
Meal Cost - $181.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,409.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 26, 2001 - February 27, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - participate in legislative conference
Notes - spouse, Cynthia Rogers

Travel Cost - $2,190.50
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $985.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,675.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Casper, WY - Cody, WY - Moran, WY

Purpose - to inspect Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad operations
Notes - spouse

Travel Cost - $3,498.60
Lodging Cost - $64.28
Meal Cost - $174.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,736.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Corning Inc.
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Augusta, GA

Purpose - participate in public policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,356.00
Lodging Cost - $410.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,066.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Association of American Railroads legislative conference
Notes - spouse Cynthia Rogers

Travel Cost - $2,665.00
Lodging Cost - $1,140.00
Meal Cost - $830.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,635.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Dates - May 28, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - to view and access the transportation needs of the Orlando area
Notes - spouse Cynthia Rogers

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $143.20
Meal Cost - $133.34
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $276.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 13, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA - Kona, HI

Purpose - aviation issues conference
Notes - spouse Cynthia Rogers - Jan 12 listed as day at personal expense

Travel Cost - $13,717.84
Lodging Cost - $1,030.66
Meal Cost - $1,250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,998.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 11, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kamuala, HI

Purpose - attended the annual aviation Issues Conference, participated in panel discussions pertaining to the health of the aviation industry.
Notes - Spouse Cynthia Rogers accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $451.20
Meal Cost - $377.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $828.32

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - conference with government and business leaders to discuss issues affecting the relationship between the U.S. and Great Britain
Notes - Spouse Cynthia Rogers accompanied. [Amended to lower cost figures]

Travel Cost - $3,062.58
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,536.86

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - legislative conference covering aviation security and transportation issues.
Notes - spouse, Cynthia Rogers

Travel Cost - $480.00
Lodging Cost - $815.84
Meal Cost - $340.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,635.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Century Business Services Inc
Dates - August 5, 2003 - August 9, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Shannon, Ireland - London, England

Purpose - congressional seminar focusing on domestic and international issues facing the 108th Congress.
Notes - spouse, Cynthia Rogers. [Amedned to delete Kessler & Associates as sponsor. Andto reduce amount]

Travel Cost - $2,825.92
Lodging Cost - $805.00
Meal Cost - $575.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,205.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - PrSM Corp.
Dates - July 26, 2003 - July 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Walland, TN

Purpose - overview of homeland security products and capabilities
Notes - spouse, Cynthia Rogers

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $2,456.62
Meal Cost - $550.32
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,006.94

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Lihue, HI - San Diego, CA

Purpose - participate in 2004 Aviation Issues Conference
Notes - with spouse Cynthia

Travel Cost - $5,438.00
Lodging Cost - $2,996.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,634.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - participate in the Association of American Railroads Conference
Notes - with spouse Cynthia

Travel Cost - $2,320.00
Lodging Cost - $978.00
Meal Cost - $920.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,218.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - August 1, 2004 - August 5, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Legislative conference covering aviation security and transportation issues
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - San Francisco, CA - [Amended to drop Lexington, KY on itinerary]

Travel Cost - $364.20
Lodging Cost - $2,078.80
Meal Cost - $503.66
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,946.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Participate in the Legislative Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Orlando, FL

Travel Cost - $948.00
Lodging Cost - $1,844.00
Meal Cost - $1,320.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,112.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - January 8, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - Participated in 2005 Aviation Issues Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Kona, HI - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $9,286.00
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,750.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,636.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - SecuriMetrics
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 24, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Sun Valley, ID

Purpose - Overview of homeland security products and capabilities. Amended filing.
Notes - Boise, ID - Hamilton, MT - Sun Valley, ID Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,682.80
Lodging Cost - $1,140.00
Meal Cost - $338.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,160.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CSX Inc
Dates - May 27, 2005 - May 31, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Seminar with congressional leaders, covering a wide range of legislative issues, including tax reform, transportation and energy policy
Notes - Washington, DC - White Sulphur Springs, WV Including spouse Personal expense: 5/27/05

Travel Cost - $537.90
Lodging Cost - $1,295.32
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $36.00
Total Cost - $1,869.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - July 5, 2005 - July 10, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose -
Notes - Lexington, KY - Dublin, Ireland - Washington, DC Including spouse Personal expense: 7/9/05 to 7/10/05

Travel Cost - $10,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,483.20
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,383.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - July 30, 2005 - August 1, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Participation in Aviation Security Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - San Francisco, CA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,418.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,218.00

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.

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    Rising prices on the poorest

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  • 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.