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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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    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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

    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.

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ROHRABACHER, DANA, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $145,463.55

Average cost per trip - $11,189.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 97 days
Rank of representative - 17 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Government of Qatar, Islamic Institute of America
Dates - April 13, 2000 - April 17, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Qatar

Purpose - Fact-finding - oil crisis
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Rhonda Rohrabacher - other expenses for local travel

Travel Cost - $8,909.32
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $10,109.32

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Foreign Policy Council
Dates - November 24, 2001 - November 27, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Bonn, Germany

Purpose - UN peace talks on Afghanistan
Notes - spouse, Rhonda

Travel Cost - $1,043.58
Lodging Cost - $482.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,825.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Council for National Democracy
Dates - October 13, 2001 - October 14, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - speech to convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $193.00
Lodging Cost - $282.10
Meal Cost - $77.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $553.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Taiwan Assoc. for Industry and Commerce, Phillipines United Against Crime, Kuwait FDTN
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan - Philippines - Kuwait

Purpose - research
Notes - spouse, Rhonda

Travel Cost - $11,959.54
Lodging Cost - $2,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,109.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Qatar

Purpose - second annual Qatari-American conference on free markets and democracy
Notes - spouse Rhonda Rohrabacher - March 22-24 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $18,000.00
Lodging Cost - $510.00
Meal Cost - $360.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,870.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Bigelow Aerospace Corp.
Dates - July 1, 2002 - July 2, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - aerospace research & tour
Notes - spouse Rhonda Rohrabacher

Travel Cost - $685.00
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $970.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia
Dates - January 11, 2002 - January 16, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Malaysia

Purpose - efforts on terrorism/trade
Notes - spouse Rhonda Rohrabacher

Travel Cost - $16,000.00
Lodging Cost - $4,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $21,000.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 11, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (12 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar - Vienna, Austria

Purpose - Attend conference with Codel
Notes - spouse, Rhonda Rohrabacher

Travel Cost - $18,597.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,797.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Freedom Alliance
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - speaker at conference
Notes - spouse, Rhonda Rohrabacher accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost. Other cost is ticket change fee

Travel Cost - $1,892.30
Lodging Cost - $1,582.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $3,574.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - January 12, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - economic conference/ research
Notes - spouse, Rhonda Rohrabacher

Travel Cost - $8,437.78
Lodging Cost - $1,515.84
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,173.62

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Airbus
Dates - August 15, 2004 - August 25, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Toulouse, France

Purpose - Aviation Fact Finding Visit to Airbus Headquarters
Notes - Los Angeles - Paris - Toulouse - Biarritz - Paris - Los Angeles Personal Expense 8/19 - 8/25

Travel Cost - $9,606.00
Lodging Cost - $1,076.98
Meal Cost - $307.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,990.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Institute
Dates - March 21, 2005 - April 1, 2005 (12 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Qatar - Riga, Latvia

Purpose - Berlin Conference & Qatar Conference "Free Market & Democracy in the Islamic World"
Notes - LAX - Berlin - Riga - Berlin - Qatar - Berlin - LAX Personal Expense: 3/26 - 3/27 Including spouse (Berlin portion was Codel)

Travel Cost - $18,929.68
Lodging Cost - $839.46
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,969.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Albanian American Foundation
Dates - August 20, 2005 - August 30, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Albania - Montenegro - Kosova

Purpose - Visits and briefings in Albania, Montenegro & Kosova
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Vienna - Albania - Berlin - Los Angeles, CA Including spouse Personal expense: 8/20 - 8/21 - 8/29 - 8/30

Travel Cost - $9,600.00
Lodging Cost - $1,132.16
Meal Cost - $567.76
Other Cost - $221.82
Total Cost - $11,521.74

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.