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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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SCHAKOWSKY, JANICE D, Democratic Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $59,678.86

Average cost per trip - $3,140.99
Total number of days spent traveling - 71 days
Rank of representative - 94 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Party of Nevada
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 21, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Keynote state convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,873.00
Lodging Cost - $352.31
Meal Cost - $104.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,329.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CARE
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Honduras

Purpose - To deliver CARE packages from Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,006.80
Lodging Cost - $288.72
Meal Cost - $212.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,507.52

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute, US-UN Women's Forum
Dates - September 25, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Participate in forum for women
Notes -

Travel Cost - $947.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $72.38
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,019.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - civil rights pilgrimage
Notes - The member and the members spouse paid $500 each. The subsidized part of the trip is $585 per person

Travel Cost - $1,442.00
Lodging Cost - $424.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,166.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Colombia

Purpose - fact finding delegation to Colombia
Notes - Spouse Robert Creamer attended entirely at personal expense. Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,015.60
Lodging Cost - $773.26
Meal Cost - $76.94
Other Cost - $64.96
Total Cost - $1,930.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Institute for America's Future
Dates - October 20, 2001 - October 20, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - educational conference
Notes - No costs listed.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Campaign for America's Future, Progressive Majority PAC
Dates - March 31, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speech and meetings on congressional issues and agenda
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,602.50
Lodging Cost - $211.77
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,814.27

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nation Institute
Dates - June 18, 2001 - June 18, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - keynote speaker at the annual dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $226.61
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $226.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Party of Oregon
Dates - March 9, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $567.00
Lodging Cost - $77.04
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $644.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 4, 2002 - January 13, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - India

Purpose - educational - speech
Notes - spouse Robert Creamer - lodging includes meals

Travel Cost - $14,596.48
Lodging Cost - $1,319.64
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,916.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Jewish Congress
Dates - October 28, 2003 - October 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Worth, TX

Purpose - awards dinner
Notes - AJC used a travel voucher to pay for the airfare. $1571 was the amount the ticket would have cost had AJC paid cash for it.

Travel Cost - $1,571.00
Lodging Cost - $106.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,677.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Robert F. Kennedy Memorial
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 25, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Haiti

Purpose - Fact finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,446.51
Lodging Cost - $269.50
Meal Cost - $93.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,809.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Dates - August 11, 2003 - August 18, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - educational
Notes - other-guides

Travel Cost - $3,334.00
Lodging Cost - $1,064.00
Meal Cost - $254.00
Other Cost - $276.00
Total Cost - $4,928.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Dates - November 12, 2003 - November 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $257.00
Lodging Cost - $86.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $343.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV - El Paso, TX - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - NAFTA tour
Notes - spouse, Robert Creamer

Travel Cost - $3,237.00
Lodging Cost - $316.00
Meal Cost - $266.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,819.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 26, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - to participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - spouse, Robert Creamer, other-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,146.80
Lodging Cost - $2,850.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,796.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - participate in a conference on US China relations
Notes - with spouse Robert Creamer - other for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,420.24
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,895.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New Jersey Citizen Action
Dates - May 2, 2005 - May 2, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - Meeting and speech
Notes - Chicago, IL - Newark, NJ - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,059.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,059.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Dirigo Alliance
Dates - September 9, 2005 - September 10, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Washington, DC - Portland, ME - Chicago, IL

Travel Cost - $616.00
Lodging Cost - $181.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $797.00

Additional family members - No

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.