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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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RYUN, JIM R, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $21,853.57

Average cost per trip - $1,821.13
Total number of days spent traveling - 40 days
Rank of representative - 285 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 4, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - Spouse Anne Ryun accompanied.

Travel Cost - $22.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $336.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $533.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Network of Children's Ministry
Dates - February 1, 2004 - February 3, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speak at Children's Pastors' conference
Notes - with spouse Anne

Travel Cost - $1,446.80
Lodging Cost - $234.26
Meal Cost - $204.16
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,885.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Audiology
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - speaking engagement with the American Academy of Audiology
Notes - other for tips at airport and hotel

Travel Cost - $870.50
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $95.00
Other Cost - $22.00
Total Cost - $2,187.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Foot Locker
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - 25th annual foot locker cross country championships speaking engagement
Notes - with spouse Anne - other for tips at hotel

Travel Cost - $1,429.62
Lodging Cost - $537.00
Meal Cost - $651.62
Other Cost - $10.00
Total Cost - $2,628.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Puerto Rico Society of CPAs
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - speaking engagement - meeting with chamber of commerce officials - "other fact finding"
Notes - with spouse Anne - other for tips

Travel Cost - $524.60
Lodging Cost - $1,347.00
Meal Cost - $310.36
Other Cost - $28.00
Total Cost - $2,209.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Wallbuilders, Inc.
Dates - May 17, 2002 - May 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aledo, TX

Purpose - commencement address
Notes - spouse Anne Ryun

Travel Cost - $479.00
Lodging Cost - $215.00
Meal Cost - $73.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $767.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - leadership summit
Notes - spouse, Anne Ryun

Travel Cost - $4,064.00
Lodging Cost - $1,543.05
Meal Cost - $1,050.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,657.05

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harding University
Dates - November 14, 2003 - November 18, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Little Rock, AR

Purpose - speak at American Studies Institute
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $385.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $64.57
Other Cost - $7.90
Total Cost - $457.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Global Connection International
Dates - November 9, 2003 - November 12, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Managua, Nicaragua

Purpose - Speak at First National Prayer Dinner
Notes - spouse, Anne Ryun, other-phone calls

Travel Cost - $1,140.80
Lodging Cost - $224.25
Meal Cost - $143.84
Other Cost - $8.50
Total Cost - $1,517.39

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Second Baptist Church
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 6, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Springfield, MO

Purpose - official starter and guest speaker, Springfield marathon
Notes - spouse, Anne Ryun

Travel Cost - $497.62
Lodging Cost - $65.00
Meal Cost - $53.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $615.74

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Dates - November 10, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Jim Ryun was the keynote speaker for the FCA's 30th Annual Fall Gala
Notes - Washington, DC - Dallas, TX - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $930.00
Lodging Cost - $405.00
Meal Cost - $180.00
Other Cost - $7.00
Total Cost - $1,522.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - West Hills Community Church
Dates - April 9, 2005 - April 10, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Keynote speaker for an evening church service
Notes - Washington, DC - St Louis, MO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $680.00
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost - $8.00
Total Cost - $873.00

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.

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.