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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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  • 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

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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.

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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RYAN, PAUL D, Republican Party
Wisconsin

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $48,294.78

Average cost per trip - $5,366.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 45 days
Rank of representative - 131 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 9, 2001 - August 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - Attended conference on health care regarding tax policy and the uninsured
Notes - Spouse Janna Ryan accompanied. No travel costs because Rep. Ryan was in the area on a personal trip. Other costs are for LD telephone charges.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $695.44
Meal Cost - $252.00
Other Cost - $12.34
Total Cost - $959.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama
Notes - spouse, Janna Ryan, other: entry fees (museums)

Travel Cost - $960.00
Lodging Cost - $536.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $80.00
Total Cost - $1,826.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tax Council
Dates - March 5, 2004 - March 9, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - with spouse Janna

Travel Cost - $1,042.20
Lodging Cost - $412.50
Meal Cost - $280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,734.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 9, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Qatar - Bahrain - United Arab Emirates

Purpose - conference
Notes - 4/6/04 to 4/9/04 at personal expense - with spouse Janna

Travel Cost - $18,179.24
Lodging Cost - $1,189.12
Meal Cost - $432.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,800.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - economic policy retreat
Notes - other not specified

Travel Cost - $146.40
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $227.39
Other Cost - $76.29
Total Cost - $600.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - not specified
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $93.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $382.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Naples, FL

Purpose - Panel participation on Social Security
Notes - Paul: Milwaukee - Ft Lauderdale/Naples - Washington, DC Janna: Milwaukee - Ft Lauderdale/Naples - Milwaukee ** Personal Expense 3/14/05 through 3/10/05

Travel Cost - $850.80
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost - $880.00
Other Cost - $286.64
Total Cost - $2,667.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Claremont Institute for Statesmanship & Political Philosophy
Dates - August 4, 2005 - August 7, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Rep. Ryan spoke at the Claremont Institute's Policy Conference Re: Social Security
Notes - Milwaukee - Aspen - Milwaukee Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,553.16
Lodging Cost - $1,726.20
Meal Cost - $1,320.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,599.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Milwaukee, WI - Tel Aviv, Israel - Milwaukee, WI Including spouse

Travel Cost - $8,702.66
Lodging Cost - $2,129.94
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,643.46
Total Cost - $14,724.54

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.