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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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  • 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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    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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ROSS, MICHAEL A, Democratic Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $48,876.69

Average cost per trip - $4,887.67
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 128 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 12, 2003 - April 17, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Heidelberg, Germany

Purpose - to attend 20th Annual congress-Budentag seminar
Notes - spouse, Holiday Ross

Travel Cost - $5,665.64
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,165.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Association of America
Dates - June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues
Notes - other-none disclosed

Travel Cost - $968.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $2,118.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association for Homecare
Dates - October 8, 2003 - October 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - discuss Medicare reform with members of the association
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,888.49
Lodging Cost - $229.14
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,117.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 13, 2003 - March 13, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - learn about securities market issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $937.49
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $937.49

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - fact-finding trip to better understand the financial markets for the AgCmte. General Commodities to Risk Management sub culture jurisdiction. Overview of recent innovations and efforts to increase global industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,296.27
Lodging Cost - $194.18
Meal Cost - $176.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,667.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - I-49 International Coalition
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Lafayette, LA - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - for member of congress and their staffs to view the I-49 route from Kansas City, MO to the Port of New Orleans and to create dialog and awareness through public meetings with Members of Congress and the I-49 International Coalition.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $965.72
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $110.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,261.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Establish and improve relations between members of the Committee on financial services and the New York Stock Exchange
Notes - with spouse Holly

Travel Cost - $2,717.88
Lodging Cost - $310.63
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,438.51

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - June 2, 2003 - June 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To discuss issues affecting capital markets and the investor community.
Notes - Child Sydney Beth Ross accompanied.

Travel Cost - $589.93
Lodging Cost - $397.20
Meal Cost - $21.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,008.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Australian Assn, Australian Govt
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (9 days)
Location(s) - Sydney, Australia

Purpose - To discuss issues of common interest between the two countries, including but not limited to the Australian Free Trade Agreement
Notes - Little Rock, AR - Sydney, Australia - Little Rock, AR

Travel Cost - $25,163.50
Lodging Cost - $1,997.70
Meal Cost - $651.84
Other Cost - $423.08
Total Cost - $28,236.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - HME News, United Publications
Dates - September 11, 2005 - September 13, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Attend and speak at the annual conference
Notes - Little Rock, AR - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $479.90
Lodging Cost - $446.98
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $926.88

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.